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May Enlightenment

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I've had a streak of bad luck this week with things I was hoping to prepare for the site.

I wanted to review flonix because it got left out of my mini distro round-up and the developer sent me a passcode. So, I borrowed a usbkey from a good friend and tried to boot it. Well, the bios seemed like it didn't see it, so I burnt the boot cdrom and it couldn't see the filesystem either. I don't know if I have time to mess with it before the promised return date for the usb stick.

Then I thought that PC-BSD sounded pretty cool and would make a good review. I had numerous difficulties, but once got as far as installing the kernel sources and nvidia drivers, but upon reboot that all went to hell. I don't know if I even care to mess with that much anymore.

And finally, I'm running late getting my May Gentoo Screenshots posted, but it's posted. I haven't customized my desktop as much as I would have liked yet, but perhaps I'll get around to it. So far tho, I really like it.

I tried enlightenment a few years back. OMG it was a resource hog then. Either my computer is much much better now or they've improved the code, cuz I've got a few cool effects going on and it seems quite snappy. I'm gonna check into some of those nice epplets I've been seeing around and perhaps update the screenshots. But for now I've posted a couple as it is right now. I'm running an older 23ozglass theme, a wallpaper called jeweljade (I think) and set the colors of my favorite kde apps to match. I took the borders off the pager & icon box and set the icon box to resize per icons and only show scroll bar when needed. I loved the dialogue box for setting up the wallpaper. That is the best background config I've seen yet. I've been running enlightment for about 6 hours now and I love it already.

I installed kde cvs a week or so back after posting my Month with Fluxbox - Part 2, yet I always seemed to choose fluxbox when it came time to log into X. I very much enjoyed running fluxbox, but I'm gonna run enlightment during May and see how it goes. ...and if anyone can tell me how to turn that dang desktop instruction thing that pops up I'd sure appreciate it. Big Grin

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