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

Scott Robbins scottro
Sat Aug 6 13:32:04 EDT 2005

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On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 11:47:32AM -0400, Francisco Reyes wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Scott Robbins wrote:
> >Eterm allows borderless, regardless of WM?
> Have never used Eterm... what is the advantage of it over rxvt or aterm?

More eye candy, I think, more configuration options--some things can be
toggled on and off from its menu, such as the scrollbar.  

I believe it uses more resources than the others. 

Also, as for your other question about flux and xfce, I used xfce awhile
ago, out of curiosity.   With fluxbox, you have to use a 3rd party app
to use icons (which I don't use.)  Both flux and xfce let you configure
just about everything with keybindings (though I don't remember if xfce
let me open the root menu with a keybinding, something else which I

I can't honestly say, "Oh, flux is blazingly faster," for on a
reasonably powered box, say 1 gig CPU and 512 megs of RAM they seem to
be about the same.  

I suspect that much of this discussion about WM's and terminals
resembles a discussion I saw long ago on google about mutt and
pine--someone posted, "People tend to give all sorts of technical
reasons to support what is, in the end, an emotional decision."  :)

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