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Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

Posted Nov 1, 2012 23:16 UTC (Thu) by DrMcCoy (guest, #86699)
Parent article: Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I for one will keep using e16.

Because I really really *really* love that 3-dimensional grid of virtual desktops. It somehow just comes natural to how I organize things in my head. I tried e17 several times in the past, but I just wasn't happy with it.

Likewise, I don't want any icons on the desktop, but instead just an xterm on each virtual desktop by default, and I don't want a menu bar either. And no unnessary window pop-up, roll up, etc. animations. Those just slow me down.

I never saw the need for compositing in the first place either.

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Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

Posted Nov 2, 2012 11:08 UTC (Fri) by BradReed (subscriber, #5917) [Link]

Another very happy e16 user here.

Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

Posted Nov 2, 2012 12:32 UTC (Fri) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106) [Link]

You are not alone. I've been using e16 ever since I heard CmdrTaco rave about it in (I think) 1999. You just cant beat its stability and reliability.

GNOME, KDE, XFce: take note! E16 has the primary virtue of all UIs: It just doesn't change. There were some modest adjustments of the configuration panels recently (last 4 years or so) and a single point where the way all settings were stored was changed. Other than that there have been no regressions of any noticeable kind for over a decade.

For serious work it's nice to know that I can rely on e16 both working and behaving as I expect. I've opened sessions which did not terminate for over a year without leaks or crashes of any kind.

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