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  • phoronix
    started a topic Debian Now Defaults To Xfce Desktop

    Debian Now Defaults To Xfce Desktop

    Phoronix: Debian Now Defaults To Xfce Desktop

    In a commit made for Debian's forthcoming 7.0 Wheezy release, Xfce is now the default desktop choice...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1NTk

  • TobiSGD
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    Originally posted by grok View Post
    mounting a horse is analogous to having sex with it, according to the author.
    I would have no problem with it if, the first time I heard of it, it wasn't an open source software geek telling he was forced to rule the software out.
    could I install it on my pious grandmother's computer? in a corporate setting? schools or the UNICEF? in a home for battered women that were raped by their husband, etc.

    it's a shame as I was precisely looking for a piece a software that could mount sshfs shares and can be used under lxde.
    computers making love between them is a nice metaphor, I've used it even. there's a question of whether Gigolo does anal sex and if the recipient is male or female. shouldn't be a big deal, even then why would I prostitute my software, unless I somehow get money from it.
    If it is such a big deal for you then change the name on your installs. It is open source, you know?

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  • grok
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Eschewing the legitimately odd name for a moment:

    You may ask why it is called Gigolo, a strange name for an application. But actually it fits pretty well for what it does: It mounts what it is told to. That's all.
    http://www.uvena.de/gigolo/index.html

    mounting a horse is analogous to having sex with it, according to the author.
    I would have no problem with it if, the first time I heard of it, it wasn't an open source software geek telling he was forced to rule the software out.
    could I install it on my pious grandmother's computer? in a corporate setting? schools or the UNICEF? in a home for battered women that were raped by their husband, etc.

    it's a shame as I was precisely looking for a piece a software that could mount sshfs shares and can be used under lxde.
    computers making love between them is a nice metaphor, I've used it even. there's a question of whether Gigolo does anal sex and if the recipient is male or female. shouldn't be a big deal, even then why would I prostitute my software, unless I somehow get money from it.

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  • curaga
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    Xfce, like Gnome, has a registry. FYI.

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  • elanthis
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    Originally posted by xeizo View Post
    Lot's of Doom here. Personally I've switched to xfce as well, but it is a rather primitive desktop-environment, on the positive side of things mabe this mess will accelerate xfce-development and attract new xfce-developers implementing feature-fullness....
    Yeah, sure. After I got fed up with the characters in charge of GNOME and had my one last big surge of Linux enthusiasm, I tried getting involved with XFCE. I basically got told that they were entirely happy with their slow-as-shit pace and that my patches would languish in bug reports for ages before they even started on a road map for major new features.

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  • skurk
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    XFCE is not primitive at all. It's got all I need. A panel, a systray, proper multi monitor support (i.e no retarded global app menu like OSX and Gnome 3) and enough configuration options. Like someone above pointed out Thunar is a bit lacking though. Would like proper support for network bookmarks (nfs, ftp, smb) and tabs. But other than that I am a happy camper.

    http://privat.bahnhof.se/wb107228/Sc...2021:37:31.png

    I'm guessing XFCE's userbase increase is a linear function relative to Gnome 3's userbase decrease. Hopefully something positive emerges from that (or pacmans, pun intended).

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Eschewing the legitimately odd name for a moment:
    Gigolo is a frontend to easily manage connections to local and remote filesystems using GIO/GVfs. It allows you to quickly connect/mount a remote filesystem and manage bookmarks of such ... Gigolo itself provides a frontend to manage connections to those resources, to create bookmarks and automatically connecting to bookmarks.
    You may ask why it is called Gigolo, a strange name for an application. But actually it fits pretty well for what it does: It mounts what it is told to. That's all.
    http://www.uvena.de/gigolo/index.html
    Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 08-17-2012, 05:59 PM.

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  • grok
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    you have "Gigolo" on one of the desktops, is that software with a penis?

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    How is Xfce a "primitive desktop" environment? As compared to what? It is very much like Gnome 2 if that is what you want, only a little leaner (but not by much) and a bit cleaner. But it offers most of the same features as Gnome 2 did, including a built in compositer which I personally find to be the most configurable and easiest to use.



    My main complaints at the moment centre purely around Thunar (lack of tabs, search, some mounting issuesetc) and xfdesktop (icons have trouble staying in position); other than that I do not have many complaints. However, as you can see, I am still on Fedora 16 and as such Xfce 4.8. I will see what 4.10 brings in the fall.

    Even LXDE is getting to a point where I am want of complaint, and it has done this while maintaining it's lightweight stature. With a little work you can even get it to clean up fairly well and make it even look quite modern.



    Of course, if you want bling or other more advanced features you should choose Gnome 3 or KDE. But I do not think it is fair to call either Xfce or LXDE primitive anymore.
    Last edited by Hamish Wilson; 08-17-2012, 11:45 AM.

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  • xeizo
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    Lot's of Doom here. Personally I've switched to xfce as well, but it is a rather primitive desktop-environment, on the positive side of things mabe this mess will accelerate xfce-development and attract new xfce-developers implementing feature-fullness....

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