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Offline Rich

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 08:31:36 AM »
Hi roberts
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I think most would expect a distribution to be a turnkey experience, ...
I suspect many people have too high an expectation of what turnkey means. From Wikipedia:
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A turnkey or a turnkey project (also spelled turn-key) is a type of project that is constructed by a developer and sold or turned over to a buyer in a ready-to-use condition. An antonym being Bespoke products.
So if you just want to browse the Web, and the distro includes a browser, it is by definition turnkey, regardless of
whether it includes your preferred browser. Also from Wikipedia:
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Bespoke is an English word meaning made to a buyer's specification (personalised or tailored). .... The opposite of the term "bespoke product" is the phrase "turnkey product".
which is what many distros try be by stuffing them full of "popular" apps in the hope of including everyones favorites.
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Core does not offer a turnkey experience.
Core does offer a turnkey experience to those that want a system  "in a ready-to-use condition"  that is suitable for
creating a  "bespoke"  system by simply installing the apps that they want.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 09:54:03 AM »
Ready to use?
Ready to use what?
There is no default browser or word processor.
Most end users would consider these essential.
I like it the way it is, but it does not meet the public's concept of a distribution.
It is a mighty fine took box.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 10:20:18 AM »
Hi gerald_clark
Ready to use AppBrowser to set up a system containing only the apps you are interested in without having to clean
out a bunch of apps you don't want.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 10:27:32 AM »
I assumed the question "What Linux desktop do you use currently?"  means which Window Manager do you use..  ;)

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2012, 10:36:23 AM »
I use icewm.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2012, 10:59:10 AM »
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2012, 11:10:30 AM »
I find this site very interesrting. http://www.gilesorr.com/wm/index.html
Especially the bloodlines and Memory Usage Charts.
In my quest to seek the smallest yet usable, I am currently using SithWM.
Except I don't have a Windows Key so I changed the rc file to use Alt.
SithWM came from evilwm which I had used back in the days. I have always been mouse challenged.
Not to fret. I would not consider to make SithWM the default. It is just my current fling.
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2012, 12:26:34 PM »
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Core does offer a turnkey experience to those that want a system  "in a ready-to-use condition"  that is suitable for
creating a  "bespoke"  system by simply installing the apps that they want.

that's why i like Tiny. i wanted a system to be whatever i want it to be, and not be whatever the others want it to be. download only the base and do whatever you want with it. one of my tinies (on the crappy laptop), is set-up as "chromeOS". the base core system, a browser (chromium), alsa for sound, and (an optional) filemanager (pcman). nothing else. for it's intended use (just internet browsing), yes, this is a "turn-key" linu(ks).

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2012, 03:22:14 PM »
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I am delighted when I read Lee's post of his Core setup. It validates Core's philosophy.

Its not just that you can build a customized system... but that it is so easy.

The delight is mine - not only do I get a "distribution" that suits me well with a "desktop" that suit me well, but I get it "to go" and there's a certain validation of philosophy that goes the other way too... It is -not- the "natural state" of things to have to tolerate bloat and someone else's choice of apps and I'm not a weirdo for wanting it my way(*).

In case I've neglected to say it recently - Thank you roberts and Team TinyCore!.


As for desktop/window manager: JWM is my choice because it offers plenty of configurability and looks enough like MS windows to not hurt the brain too much when I have to switch back and forth between the two (I use Windows at work).

I had the idea that whenever I get a netbook (with limited vertical screen real estate) I would switch to FLWM (with the title bars on the sides of the windows), but it looks less and less like I'll end up with such new toys any time soon.  :(


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I find this site very interesrting. http://www.gilesorr.com/wm/index.html

Yabbut they don't list flwm-topside.  :)


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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2012, 05:42:58 PM »
Hi Lee
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Yabbut they don't list flwm-topside.
I think flwm-topside was created by MikeLockmoore by modifying flwm and may be unique to Tinycore.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2012, 04:30:53 AM »
I'm using dwm and wmii.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2012, 09:12:24 PM »
roberts,

https://github.com/patrickhaller/no-wm
how about this as the default? ;)

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2012, 08:49:22 AM »
funny :)
are there screenshots?
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2012, 08:41:59 AM »
hi, when I am using a coreplus cd I have the choice of 7 desktop types, and there are some more in the repositories to download. I think that was it what jls_legalize wanted to know.

I sometimes use Dropbox. It works with any of the desktops, but jwm has the best taskbar to place the icon of the dropbox daemon. So I have full access to the Dropbox Menu. (probably this also works with e17, I will try it).

Dropbox has a tendency to memory overrun your local pendrives if you do not kill the tons of 'Conflicted Copies' in time, so this is essential. And this is another reason for using tailored frugal installations for special purposes like this.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2012, 09:01:06 AM »
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I think flwm-topside was created by MikeLockmoore by modifying flwm and may be unique to Tinycore.

 :D Yep, I'll take credit for the initial version of flwm_topside... just a fork of flwm to put the title and buttons on the top side of the window border to make it look more conventional.  But several other people including roberts worked on the code in flwm_topside too.

On my old laptop, I've been using flwm_topside and a combination of FLTK and GTK (Geany, Firefox) apps.

I have a new laptop (ASUS X401a - cheap, thin, and light!) with Win7 and Xubuntu (Xfce).  It's okay but still needs some tweaks for the touchpad and so forth.  I want to put Tiny Core Linux with flwm_topside on it fairly soon.

At work I still use mostly Fedora + Gnome 2 while on Linux.