After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o' wisdom:
> __/ [ BearItAll ] on Tuesday 09 May 2006 13:18 \__
>> Linonut wrote:
>>> I loaded it using this binary installer (configures and builds inside a
>>> GUI wrapper):
> Bear is right. This needs some context.
1. That is the first link I posted.
2. Even if I did not, the savvy user can easily extract the home
portion of the full URL of the bin file.
> For offline reading:
> ,----[ Command ]
> | wget -r http://www.xfce.org/ # evil grin
wget -c -r -N -nH -np
> Translucency in xfce? Doesn't that beat the purpose or conflicts with the
> idealogy and intent of fit/scale?
Nah. It's off by default.
>>> The desktop now supports icons (a feature I don't really care about).
> This strikes a nerve as I don't care for them either. I use to be the very
> opposite -- a desktop plagued with as many objects as possible (like my
> Web browser at the moment). Ever since the transition, my desktop is
> virtually clean with the exception of kgpg, system monitor and mail tray
> notifier, which consume just 30x100 pixels combined. All else (including 6
> panels) is automatically hidden. Less clutter, more keyboard shortcuts,
> and more mouse gestures. More real estate and fewer unnecessary
I agree. But the xfce panel let's you add a "Show Desktop" widget if
that floats yer boat.
> For what it's worth and for "New Linux users" as you mentioned, there is
> the possibility of combining this light-weight environment with an exce-
> llent Linux distribution -- an 'of of the box' experience:
> Only yesterday(/the day before yesterday), Mark Shuttleworth announced
> the approach to this team of developers:
> LinuxTag: Ubuntu offers three desktops
Cool info, Roy!