[linux-elitists] GNOME > you
Karsten M. Self
Sat Dec 27 00:48:32 PST 2003
on Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 12:10:38AM -0800, Nick Moffitt (email@example.com) wrote:
> Okay, so I'm a hardcore text nerd. I used to use The Village, which
> was a crazy window manager that had no window dressings and used the
> virtual desktop grid for all app-switching. All programs were
> full-screen, and I LOVED it.
> So I have tried ion, ratpoison, and I used a super hacked-up sawfish
> for the past two years that had mad LISP geekery up the wazoo. It's
> all about my crazy keybindings and NOT USING THE MOUSE.
> So I had to re-install my wife's machine because she was sick of me
> upgrading it under her all the time. I went to debian stable, and
> installed some GNOME-2.2 backports. Lo and behold, a real useful
> system! Sure, it looks pretty, thinks I, but it's probably full of
> obnoxious gotchas and work-interference googlies that Windows weenies
> like to call "features".
> But then my laptop died, and I had to take over the box long enough to
> work on my final papers and take-home exams. A little configuration
> here, a tiny twiddle there, and WOW. I'm super impressed, and I'm
> even one rev behind the curve! All the important stuff has bindings,
> like maximizing, moving around workspaces, etc. The only thing I'm
> missing are the "move focused window as far as possible to the
> <direction>" bindings, but I so rarely move windows anyway that I'm
> not worrying about it.
> So Jeff, I think you're full of bullshit when you keep apologising and
> saying that the audience for GNOME isn't us pointy-headed terminal
> weenies. I now use the same setup on my new (used) laptop, and it's
> useful even with only 128MB RAM!
> So beaujolais to the GNOME folks! It's a system that the whole
> bicamerally-geeky family can enjoy! You kids need to spend a few days
> with it sometime. Maybe then you'll realize what obnoxious little
> snots you sound like when you brag about how much you hate user
Who are you, and what have you done to Nick Moffitt?
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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stretching out ahead of you."
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