Putting my new FreeBSD 9.3 desktop online ....
wblock at wonkity.com
Sat Aug 16 19:03:20 UTC 2014
On Sat, 16 Aug 2014, Polytropon wrote:
> Why did I abandon Xfce? Because it's not "portable enough"
> anymore. It's a "mostly Linux" desktop environment where the
> attempt of running it on FreeBSD leads to despair - it's not
> trivial to set up anymore, and functionality is lacking.
I don't understand this. xfce works quite well for me. There is no
automounter, and a few years back, I wrote one. But doing that well is
non-trivial, so I just manually mount things now. Otherwise, I can't
think of much that xfce does not do. It does not have preferences
settings for positioning multiple monitors, which I think is nothing to
do with FreeBSD.
LXDE might be fine, it's been a while since I tried it. Back then, it
did not seem to have an integrated way of handling desktop icons. For
me, that's not a big deal, but I tend to look at minimal desktops as
something to give to ex-Windows users.
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