[clug] Elementary OS

Hal Ashburner hal at ashburner.info
Tue Oct 15 07:59:00 MDT 2013

Not sure if this the more you want told. I really quite enjoy gnome-3 but I
was very late onto it so sadly missed the alpha test stage that so much was
made of. KDE was pretty great last time I used it. Xfce has been
consistently good for a number of years. ion is a pretty decent tiling
window manager. Rat poison will always have a place in my heart at the very
for the sheer joy of reading the greatest news group post ever that kicked
of the project. (1) Nothing wrong with fluxbox. And there is always the
ever popular and totally awesome "I wouldn't recommend the wm I'm using, I
wrote it myself for fun" But I haven't found the time to be that awesomely
hip. One day...(2)

One of the joys of linux is a different window manager/destkop, potentially
one you really, really love, is simply and {apt-get,yum} install away...

Using the mouse is a (sometimes necessary) hack. We should rename it the

(1) Craig Brozefsky is clearly one of those utter geniuses who shows up
amongst us every now and then. http://ratpoison.nongnu.org/inspiration.html
(2) Not a huge fan of unity myself either but know others who think it's
just fabulous and more power to them.

On 15 October 2013 23:18, Andrew Janke <a.janke at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I finally got around to running up Elementary OS in Virtual Box tonight.
> >
> > I was thoroughly impressed by the experience. Looks amazing and quite
> fast
> > and familiar.
> >
> > I am very tempted to trade in Linux Mint for it, but want to give a bit
> > more of a test.
> Oh, do tell more. I'm still trying to pluck up courage to abandon
> Ubuntu (for Mint) predominately due to Unity. I've tried for 2 whole
> years to try to learn to like Unity and its appmenu but just can't get
> used to having to head to the top left corner with 2x 27" monitors to
> close a window or get to the menus.
> And un-installing appmenu-* just seems like hackery.
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