Seeking Enlightenment (The H)
Posted Nov 1, 2012 22:54 UTC (Thu) by ovitters
Parent article: Seeking Enlightenment (The H)
What does E17 bring to the table that is being ignored by other desktops?
Which then continues to a few things that are done by various other desktops.
E.g. loads of configuration options: seems like KDE. Freedesktop.org standards: AFAIK every desktop does that. Fairly traditional UI: striving to keep that does seems unique now. Compositor that turns itself off: not only KDE, also done by GNOME as well as Unity AFAIK.
A huge advertised feature is not needing hardware compositing. But though nice, the graphics card I bought 4+ years ago (seems it the GPU was made in 2007) because it was silent (no fan)+cheap. That GPU is way quicker than what is needed for compositing. Meaning: to me the lack of need for compositing is technically interesting, but doesn't seem to add any practical value for most.
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