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Well, I've had my enlightenment experience and I've decided, after half a year, that I just don't have the patience any more to watch it load. E started out as ...
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    Well, I've had my enlightenment experience and I've decided, after half a year, that I just don't have the patience any more to watch it load. E started out as a window manager but now at E17, it's bloated into a full-scale desktop environment. Whatever you call this, it certainly isn't minimalist.

    I got rid of it last night and installed icewm from Slackbuilds.org. It loads only a bit slower than dwm and I'm going to put some Barbarella bars on it as launchers.

    Getting rid of E and its libraries cut my root partition usage from 62% to 57% (359 MB).
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    I don't think Enlightenment ever set out to be "minimalist". They've always been up front about it being all about the eye candy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazel View Post
    now at E17, it's bloated into a full-scale desktop environment. Whatever you call this, it certainly isn't minimalist.

    Getting rid of E and its libraries cut my root partition usage from 62% to 57% (359 MB).
    Yes, the last time I installed e17, I remember being quite surprised at how large it had become and at all the extra dependencies. I played around with it for a couple of hours, then happily dumped it. Still, I'm glad it's available for those that prefer that type of window manager and desktop.
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