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Slackyman 05-22-2012 06:50 AM

This is not a help thread or a support request but only an externalization of my surprise using e17 (Enlightenment desktop environment) in Slackware!
I used to be a KDE user for many years and really dislike Desktop effects like the one I found in Beryl (you know, all that composite-things) and other composite managers.
Tried even Gnome but I hate to have GConf that seems to me TOO similar to Windows Registry and, as desribed in "annoying in the same manner".
Since the latest KDE use Plasma Desktop and I wanted something lighter I switched to LXDE, but everytime I have to recompile it and tuning it it's so boring.
I decided to search for another DE and I found Enlightenment but I did't give much attention to it until I tried on my Slackware 13.37.
I downloaded the packages from and... well, it's really lightweight, customizable, good-looking and FAST!
It runs fast and flawless even on old hardware and on a Virtualbox Virtual machine.

I'm really enthusiastic and I think this will be my DE for long long time.

kareempharmacist 05-22-2012 01:34 PM

good luck slacker....

Slackyman 05-22-2012 02:38 PM


Originally Posted by kareempharmacist (Post 4684942)
good luck slacker....

It's sarcasm or what?
I mean, I olny use Desktop Environment for so few tasks like check how a just developed webpage looks in Chromium, Firefox etc and I found useful e.g. using yakuake for having a multi-tab terminal to run server-side php and python code and hide it with a single key to look at my browsers and check how my job is done.
It's very important that the Desktop is lightweight and fast. Sometimes (often, for real) I use Window$ to test even IE and Chrome.
If someone find Enlightenment a pain, please give me an advise and, hopefully, a brief description of the problems I could met.

kareempharmacist 05-22-2012 05:05 PM

I swear I don't mean anything offensive ..I mean "slacker" from "Slackware" and nothing else..
this is some of misunderstanding...sorry again

kareempharmacist 05-22-2012 05:12 PM

Slackyman 05-22-2012 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by kareempharmacist (Post 4685081)
I swear I don't mean anything offensive ..I mean "slacker" from "Slackware" and nothing else..
this is some of misunderstanding...sorry again

Sorry, but I know the meaning of "Slacker". I believe that "good luck" was a sarcastic expression implying that Enlightenment has some issue! :D

kareempharmacist 05-22-2012 05:33 PM

May god enlight your way..

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