Enlightenment desktop – Yes or no?

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Here's a review of the Enlightenment (E17) desktop environment and window manager, focusing on installation and configuration, look & feel, customization, new themes, fonts, scaling, stability, resource usage, the historical and modern-age relevance, alternatives, and more.

    http://netrunner-mag.com/?p=2500

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. NormanF

    NormanF Registered Member

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    That's before e18 comes out. The system settings should be centralized! Heck, in Pantheon Shell, on my elementaryOS Luna Plank - there is ONE icon called System Settings, that lets you configure everything from ONE place and all the different options are easy to navigate and get around. The Enlightenment desktop is badly in need of this. A user should not have to wade through a plethora of menus to administer their system. KISS = Keep It Simple. That's the way it ought to be in Linux.

    Cheers! :thumb:
     
  3. moontan

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    I found resizing, moving windows and their management in general was a pain in e17.

    and the endless menus of course.

    for me, XFCE is the sweet spot between speed, configuration, ease of use and beauty.
     
  4. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    The only experience i have with the Enlightenment desktop is in Bodhi Linux.

    Although i like this distro (because is fast and doesn't bring almost anything pre-installed) i share the same impression with moontan: resizing, moving windows and management in general is a pain.
     
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