[nycbug-talk] BSD on a desktop (revisited)

Kevin Reiter tux
Fri Aug 5 16:08:15 EDT 2005

Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 05, 2005 at 03:03:39PM -0400, Kevin Reiter wrote:
>>>pete wright wrote:
>>>>(aterm, rxvt etc.).  granted i'm also a huge fan of xterm...but as far
>>>>as one of the first things i install on a new personal workstation is
>>>On that note, I'd like to speak up for Eterm.  I've been using since the
>>>first day I discovered Enlightenment, which was the first day I installed
>>>Linux (before discovering BSD :) although I don't realy use Enlightenment
>>>anymore since discovering Fluxbox.  Eterm works great with just about
>>>everything, and I like the backgrounds (I've replaced the defaults to use
>>>one of the 600+ Digital Blasphemy images I have randomly) and the ability
>>>to have a borderless window for viewing logs and such.
>  I use fluxbox with aterm and editing $HOME/.fluxbox/apps allows me to
> have it borderless.  At times, I will make it totally transparent with a
> fade for an unused window, so it looks as if it's just loose text
> floating around my screen.  There will be a slightly darker area where
> the unfocused window sits. 
> Although rxvt allows similar effects, I find aterm faster--and that is
> totally subjective, no I cannot prove it.  :)  So, I'm casting my vote
> for aterm.  Kev, Eterm allows borderless, regardless of WM?

Yes, my dsylexic friend, regardless of WM :)

> Heh, maybe we should start having polls on the website.  
> And, ~I~ like zsh as my shell.  

I'm still hooked on bash from back in my Linux days.  Hell, I even use
bash on Solaris.  I'd even use bash on an Atari if I could figure out how
to do it :)

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