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Old 02-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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What do you think about Enlightenment(E17) ?

What do you think about Enlightenment(E17) ?

Would you switch form what DE you use to E17?
Old 02-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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No, I won't switch, but not because I think E17 is bad, but because it does not resemble my style of usage. I will have a look into it for a future hardware project involving a touchscreen, where my current style of usage (I prefer tiling WMs and mouseless usage) simply won't work, but I still need something lightweight.
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I like it.

I also wouldn't switch from Fluxbox, but I'm quite happily using e17 on my Mint 13 machine. It has a few quirks that I'm still puzzling out, but I've been running it for several weeks now and will probably continue to do so.

Once feature I particularly like is that you can set separate wallpapers for the various workspaces.

By the way, this particular computer has a touch screen (it was designed as a graphics tablet) which works just fine under Linux.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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I haven't tried the latest version, but I've always found the configuration tools confusing: at AtlasX they say "If you don't know the meaning of a particular setting, don't touch it." The documentation is useless.

But I must admit it's the prettiest GUI for a small computer.
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it impresses me: e17 uses very few resources, besides all eye-candy - I'm using it right now, on a Acer Aspire One 110L Netbook, and all is very smooth


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