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#1 DeimosChaos

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

I just installed the E17 desktop environment. I had tried it a while back but due to Optimus setup on my laptop, and the Bumblebee drivers, it did not work out so well. Now that Nvidia has released their own drivers for the Optimus setup on Linux I decided to try it out again.

 

It works wonderfully! (so far...)

 

Its so much nicer looking than Unity and I like how its setup as well. Nice and clean. Definitely recommend anybody to give it a shot. Not so sure if its a resource hog or not, compared to some of the other desktop environments, though I am not too worried about it for my system.

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:28 PM

They don't make it easy to find the screenshots do they. In case anyone else is wondering what it looks like there are a few screenshots on ( https://www.enlightenment.org/p.php?p=about/e17&l=en ). The last couple towards the bottom that are quite helpful. I've never used Enlightenment before; I might have to try it out some time.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 11:44 PM

Its nice I like it.

 

Having some trouble with it on my Desktop though. I have an AMD card compared to the nvidia/intel setup on my Laptop. I have my monitor on my left flipped in portrait mode, and I can't seem to get that monitor on the left and flipped in the settings. Might give Bodhi Linux a shot since it uses Enlightenment as its default desktop environment.


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

Might give Bodhi Linux a shot since it uses Enlightenment as its default desktop environment.

 

Good idea.

 

Articles for you here and Wikipedia's offering here might be of interest to you.

 

Wikipedia's article shows, in part

 

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... but that is incomplete.It is also default on Gobolinux, which I am evaluating on live cd currently.



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Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

Its also easy enough to install on just about any Linux OS. But it doesn't seem to like my current display setup that I have... so that is why I figure I'll try it out on a native Linux instead.


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:09 PM

I just added it to Ubuntu on my laptop, So far less than impressed. It's just not me.


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:41 PM

I just added it to Ubuntu on my laptop, So far less than impressed. It's just not me.

 

Not for everyone. I am weird with desktop environments. Most I don't like. Mate I probably like the most, but haven't used it in a while.


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:39 AM

I just added it to Ubuntu on my laptop, So far less than impressed. It's just not me.

 

 

The first of the two articles I referred to states, in part:

 

 

If you have lots of time to devote to learning something new within something old, check out Enlightenment -- but do it through a distro built around it. Do not try to do your own Enlightenment integration by manually adding Enlightenment packages to your current Linux distro.

 

Still, it is possibly not everyone's cup of tea.

 

 


Mate I probably like the most, but haven't used it in a while.

 

:thumbup2: +1

 

If you like Mate, have you tried Zorin? It is also a bit Windows-like, but offers more choices than just opening a plain text document, when you right-click an empty space.

 

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 02:37 AM

 

Still, it is possibly not everyone's cup of tea.

I do not Like the desktop, I prefer Ubuntu with unity.

http://youtu.be/cDGlN6mluGA


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 08:27 AM

And this is the beauty of X, Linux and other *nix OS'es, eh?  I've been using a WindowMaker desktop for long time.  Build it from source, it runs on almost anything.  Fairly lightweight, I turn off most of the "effects" (really, spinning windows down into an icon?  Just minimize the stupid thing).


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Posted 05 January 2015 - 05:04 PM

...spinning windows down into an icon?  Just minimize the stupid thing).

 

Point taken ... some of us just enjoy Windows/Desktops that wiggle and wobble, breaks the tedium :luke: - like emoticon gifs.

 

I'll have to check that WindowMaker, like building things - ta for the tip

 

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 06:34 AM

Wiz:

http://windowmaker.org/

 

Emoticon gifs actually serve a pupose, spnning/bells and whistles on windows don't.   :devil:

 

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:30 AM

 

 

 Mate I probably like the most, but haven't used it in a while.

 

It's the sweetest Desktop I've ever used, so simple, yet so elegant at the same time. 

 

Haven't messed with the Compiz settings, was going to remove it entirely, but along with it goes out of all things, mate-desktop. Why, it (MATE) was there before Compiz was a dream in a developer's mind? 

 

I believe that should a need for reinstall arises, will go back to 17 w/out Compiz, don't need something I'm not making use of, nor even know what it's for, draining precious resources. One of my PC's is better equipped, but of the rest, all but one has only 8GB RAM, as well as lower rated (i5, i3, AMD Athlon X2 4850e) CPU's. 

 

Hopefully the fallout for Compiz won't be as harsh as Unity was for Ubuntu. Marco (MATE's windows manager) is fine, but a rotating cube on their simplest Desktop? Would go well with Cinnamon or KDE, but just don't see a lot of MATE users bothering with this one. 

 

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 10:34 AM

Haven't messed with the Compiz settings, was going to remove it entirely, but along with it goes out of all things, mate-desktop.


I don't think the package called mate-desktop is the desktop for Mint MATE. The mate-desktop package is also included in Mint 17.1 Xfce, and was uninstalled when I entirely removed Compiz from it.



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Posted 16 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

I went to install bodhi linux the other day on my desktop... would not install at all. Hung on the second step of the install process. Haha.
Oh well I'll just stick to Ubuntu.

Bodhi has enlightenment as its native desktop environment. Didn't specify that.

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