professorsnapper wrote:*chuckle* Good to hear, Magnus, though I suspect my WAF threshold may be lower than yours - (mine baulked at using basic Boolean logic in a search engine). Also, in doing some research on Wikipedia, it has been suggested that as far as level of expertise is concerned, Enlightenment "... uses very radical and unique concepts which require a little bit of patience to learn" <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_Window_System_desktop_environments>. What are your thoughts on this? (As you may have guessed from the above, my girlfriend hasn't got much patience for computer-related stuff)
I am not sure, I am very curious on E17 myself, but sadly have not had the chance to use it much, but from what I saw in GoblinX it is pretty different from both GNOME and KDE. For low patience I would suggest using GNOME, KDE may look more like Windows, but when it comes to preferences and such it is widely different. Customizing my GNOME desktop takes me a couple of minutes of downloading themes, setting some preferences, and combining the downloaded themes, all easily available. In KDE I seem more often than not looking for a certain setting than actually using it, but customizing KDE will probably give you are more "to your liking" end result. XFCE is a good decision if GNOME or KDE is running a bit slow.
professorsnapper wrote:Thanks for the very interesting recommendation - maybe Goblinx's servers are busy, but both the link you sent and the download page timed out / didn't respond. I did, however, get some food for thought in poking around the site from the home page. The screenshots look great. One additional question - on the page <http://www.goblinx.com.br/>, is the cartoon-style dock visible on three of the screenshots specific to KDE, or can it be installed on Xfce, fluxbox editions etc?
I am not sure what kind of dock they are using, probably it could be integrated in GNOME/XFCE/etc as well, very unsure of this as I do not like docks and thus have no knowledge of them. Most cases software can be cross installed over the desktop environments, but some might be hard to get to work. Also, I was just recommending using the liveCD since it has a low download size and offer several desktop enviroments, the only one I have ever seen doing that and is below 300 MB. Since it is based on Slackware, I am pretty unsure of how friendly it is to newbies
And yes, their pages are slow, I got to the main page, but no further, and I had some trouble downloading the ISO as well, but my connection was a bit unsteady when I downloaded it, so I thought it was my fault
They might be experiencing some bandwidth issues since 2.6 just got released..