[LAU] Linux/Musix/Debian on a UMPC

Simon Wise simonzwise at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 02:00:01 UTC 2011

On 16/09/11 04:06, fred wrote:
> Le 15/09/2011 21:03, david a écrit :
>> My existing musicbox (running an older versin of ArtistX) uses LXDE. My server
>> (running Aptosid) uses XFCE. My personal laptop is still running KDE3. I've
>> noticed that a number of KDE4 and GNOME3 have become quite hefty, and music
>> distros seem to be dropping them.
> Maybe, hum, Linux is a reflect of the society we are living in : more and more
> for the eye candy, less to peoples' needs ?

Some like their eye candy, and luckily for them some are willing to provide it.

But Linux offers choices - XFCE and others are there for those of us who prefer 
that way of working.

And it looks to me like GNOME is trying to cater for the touch-screen side of 
things ... a phone or small tablet certainly needs an interface that can be used 
efficiently without a keyboard, on a small screen and with a finger as the only 
pointer. That would take a lot of customising, and a lot of work by the user, in 
XFCE or any other keyboard-oriented desktop environment.


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