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    I was looking into enlightment and saw that it was supposed to be a x window system, or a desktop. I was wondering if it was easy to use or not and if it was highly configurable

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    It is a very nice WM (or is it a DE...?), the times I've used it it has been nice and easy to use, and from the time I used it I'd say it was easily configurable.
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    I played with it some but didn't care for it because I like the not-so-flashy window managers like fluxbox, blackbox, etc.

    It's easy to see why some like it, though, and it might be just what you are looking for... good luck with it!

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    Re: Enlightment

    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    I was looking into enlightment and saw that it was supposed to be a x window system, or a desktop. I was wondering if it was easy to use or not and if it was highly configurable
    It is not an X Window System, it is a Window Manager that is slowly evolving into a full-fledged Desktop Environment. It is highly configurable, but newcomers to Linux are easily put off by it.
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    Rasterman would kill you for saying otherwise :P

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    I am not totally new to linux, I have played around with it for about a year, but maybe I should stick with gnome or KDE

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    I wasn't trying to imply that by saying that newcomers are often put off by it, I was just trying to give a thorough explanation :o

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    Well, you can very easily configure Enlightenment to not be so flashy by disabling FX settings. I also have mine configured for the right click menu to open the root menu, and alt-right click to open the settings menu, while a middle click opens the icons menu. I do this because I came into my own in Linux using Fluxbox, and because I can
    You can configure a good amount graphically and with windowing behavior in the GUI. I think there's an optional keyeditor available, but you can do even more in the actionclasses file in /usr/share/<varies with version>/configs
    So it's very highly configurable, but past a certain extent the curve gets quite high. Most of it's rather easy, though.

    And I thought Raster preferred referring to it as a desktop shell, rather than a desktop environment?
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    Well I'll give it a shot

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    very nice and easy to use. Also very changable. I would use it but right now i dont think i want to get rid of GNOME.
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