OT: "Best" Linux Distro?

Adrian Graham witchy at binarydinosaurs.co.uk
Wed Dec 7 18:11:45 CST 2005

On 7/12/05 16:36, "Roger Merchberger" <zmerch at 30below.com> wrote:

> Pffft. Lifting concepts from Windows? You couldn't be further from the
> truth on that one. Every WM I ever used had multiple desktops, OSX just got
> 'em, and Winders has yet to have that.

As far as I'm concerned the winduhs desktop has and will always be a copy of
the best bits of every other OS they can cram into it. Vista has already
been mentioned as being MacOSX-R-Us and I'm sure the only reason the Linux
desktop has grown into Windows-R-Us is to make it acceptable to the masses.

(I could go on here about how much I like the SLAX desktop even though it's
KDE on top of a Slackware based distro running off a USB key but I won't
:o)....it's just....nice)
> Oh, and there's Afterstep, FVWM (my favorite, and ontopic, it's ancient!
> ;-) and for minimalistic sake, TWM... It's just that when most people can't

$gods, I've just gone back 10 years to Ultrix on a DECstation when I was
running TWM (tim's window manager?) since it was one of the defaults and I'd
just managed to download and install fvWM only to discover how fantastic it
was! Fans of VNC will be pleased to know the default desktop for a
connection is TWM....or at least it is on my SuSE 9.1 webserver.

> links -g www.google.com. Works with DirectFB and the SDL library. It looks
> pretty darned good, and doesn't need X whatsoever. (I also have lynx for

This I have to see! What can I run it on?

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