what about this "Lindows"?
lbarnes at san.rr.com
Thu Mar 7 11:52:21 PST 2002
On 7 Mar, Warren Hrach wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, jasonp wrote:
>>On Wednesday 06 March 2002 11:45 pm, you wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 10:34:16PM -0800, jasonp wrote:
>>> > What does everyone here think about the new linux media sensation in
>>> > town, Lindows?
>>> > Here are a few points about it that I just posted at the sdlug mailing
>>> > list.
>>> You sum up pretty much everything I think about it. They insist they are
>>> trying to make it easy to use (they seem to think RH etc. aren't doing a
>>> good job at aiming for grandma) and that us "linux-heads" (Kevin Carmony's
>>> words) just don't get it.
>>Right. RedHat is making steady progress each release. 7.x is an easy install
>>and you get the snazzy KDE which is also improving regularly.
> Lately I am getting tired of KDE and would like to try blackbox or something
> else. Where do I go to find such window mangers. I have RH 7.2 both cdroms
> but don't know where to look.
>>For linux to take off on the desktop I think it needs a quantum leap of
>>improvement the way the Apple OS X GUI works on BSD darwin.
>>I don't think there's anything intrinsically that hard, or impossible at
>>least, but part of the problem is the lack of a unified structure for
>>everything to fit under.
>>Myself, I prefer blackbox for a WM to keep it simple and lightweight. If you
>>don't mind not having the stuff which I consider kind of gimmicky anyway, you
>>can have a nice looking desktop that's lean and responsive, and more than
> I just looked for linux blackbox and the url given wont resolve neither the
> http nor the ftp sites.
Warren, where are you searching? Freshmeat is the poppa-daddy
source, but rpmfinder is also quite valuable.
Lan Barnes lbarnes at san.rr.com
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