[TAG] Re: [Lgang] linuxgazette.net down......
thomas_adam at bonbon.net
Mon May 24 03:55:50 MSD 2004
On Mon, 24 May 2004 00:47:05 +0100
"Jimmy O'Regan" <jimregan at o2.ie> wrote:
> I'm not disputing that, I'm saying that category is getting smaller
> and smaller.
Yes, this is true, I admit.
> Sounds great.
I'll sort something out about that.
> This is a great example of the difference of opinion I mentioned. To
> you, having, say, GNOME with countless GDesklets, panel applets etc.
> etc. would "suck eggs". You can get pretty much the same basic
> functionality with FVWM--pager, clock etc.
> To me, using FVWM would be a step into the past, and would make X
> suck eggs for me. I'll accept higher overhead in return for a desktop
> that doesn't, IMO, look wretchedly ugly.
You're confusing the issue that uglyness leads to an inability to use
the intended application. Sure, if something looks bad you probably
won't use it -- but fvwm can look great
(www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desktops) shows what _is_ possible -- with a
little bit of effort. But what looks good, is _always_ in they eye of
> I'll give you another example. I'm a Mozilla user, you've mentioned a
> preference for Dillo. I have no doubts that Dillo renders pages
> faster. It would ultimately slow down my browsing, though. Things like
> the Google toolbar, bookmarklets, tabbed browsing extensions etc.
> speed up my use of the browser--with a sufficiently fast PC and net
> connection, the user is the bottleneck.
YMMV. Indeed, I only use it because I am only ever interested in the
text a page has to offer -- anything that involves graphics and I'll use
netscape. But what you say is true -- the new user won't like dillo as
their browser of choice. :)
I've been kind, Jimmy, and skipped what would have been a huge rant in
your direction.... since we're going way off-topic from what we
initially started to talk about, not to mention this has been done to
death by us both in the past. :)
-- Thomas Adam
"Annie Hall leaves New York in the end. Press rewind, and Woody gets her
back again." -- "Look Inside America", Blur.
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