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    what's enlightenment???


    i'm newbie...what's it mean?

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    Enlightenment (WM)
    Enlightenment is a WM (Window Manager), it can be used alone or together with a DE (Desktop Enviorment). It used to be the default WM for GNOME. It is fast and small compared to KDE but still it is bigger than WindowMaker and such minimalistic WM's.
    Enlightenment is trying to have every bleeding-edge feauture possible in the WM, so it is famous for being early in using new WM -innovations.

    http://www.enlightenment.org/

    Enlightenment (Other)
    Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
    Many religions want to achieve this, such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nalg0rath
    Enlightenment (Other)
    Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.
    Many religions want to achieve this, such as Hinduism and Buddhism.
    Hehe nice one! Never thought of that! And that's the sort of joke i normally come up with! :o what's wrong with me?!
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    It's also a window manager I wouldn't bother using. KDE and Gnome are the mains ones and worth keeping. I've never found any use for Enlightenment.

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    Yeah, I didn't care for Enlightenment either, but do think that everyone should try it and decide for his/herself whether or not it's the window manager they are looking for.

    Good luck with it!

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    There's a live cd which is basically a demo for enlightenment. I can't remember the name right now, try googling it up. I think I came across it somewhere on distrowatch (www.distrowatch.com).
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    Linux Guru sdousley's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    Yeah, I didn't care for Enlightenment either, but do think that everyone should try it and decide for his/herself whether or not it's the window manager they are looking for.
    Totally!

    Personally i prefer fluxbox. Decided not to install KDE since i was doing it on gentoo, and would take forever hehe.

    So thought "Since i'm using a new distro, might aswell use a new WM" now when i go bk to KDE (used it on SuSE before gentoo) It feels wrong. Even to the point i manually installed Flux on SuSE cos it feels better hehe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psic
    There's a live cd which is basically a demo for enlightenment. I can't remember the name right now, try googling it up. I think I came across it somewhere on distrowatch (www.distrowatch.com).
    Is this the distro that you were thinking of.

    http://distrowatch.com/table.php?dis...ion=projectdev
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