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  1. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

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    hey so i got bored of using kdebase on ubuntu so i decided to try enlightment. it works great! its a very nice interface and it is fast.

    btw, let me say that command line install is the way to go if you know what you are doing. i installed just the base OS then installed xorg, added my ati fglrx driver and installed e17 (enlightenment) + kdm. from there i install the few packages i use xchat/swiftfox/azureus/xmms/mplayer/k3b/klibido and away i go. a fresh and clean system with no clutter and a nice interface. give it a try!!! oh and dont be afraid of using kde or gnome specific packages with enlightenment.
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    I didn't really like Enlightenment the last time I tried it. Might have to give it another go.
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    cool, i've never ventured beyond the realms of KDE and Gnome.

    I don't suppose you can guess as to how it easy it is to swap between say gnome and e17 on an Ubuntu install?
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    I was going to install ubuntu/kubuntu.Does it offer dual-boot option with windows xp ?Xp already installed on partition 3.
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    the ubuntu installer is really comprehensive, lets you fiddle with and pick partitions when you install it to ensure it goes where you want it
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    Sure but does it have an option like "boot to previous operating system" ?
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    I prefer the "Alternate" installation CD, rather than the Live CD. You get better visibility and control of the process. But the Live CD is a good way to do a basic check that your hardware doesn't have any huge compatibility issues.

    "No" to the "previous OS" question, but you can simply set it up to "dual boot" configuration -- a boot menu is presented and you pick which OS you want to boot into. Here's a good site for a lot of info including dual boot installation and partition planning:

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/index.php

    :)
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    yea using the alternate disc and then installing the command line really is the way to go if you are familiar with linux/bsd. i manually install everything and eliminate all clutter. and i dont be afraid to try enlightenment because you can always switch back to gnome or kde. that is what kdm/gdm is for. ive also been messing around with fluxbox and i have to say it is really fast. no eye candy and very small memory footprint. you have to do a lot of configuration thought but it is fun if you into it.
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    Did have OSX installed on a partition but then it SNAFU`ED and now I`m wondering what to do with the empty space.
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    You can also get E17 as the default desktop on elive here:

    http://www.elivecd.org/gb/Download/Development/

    Try the "night" theme -- you might like it. :)

    Get the "development" version for free -- it's pretty stable in my experience, and hardware-friendly. Don't let the "only for testing" stuff bother you. :laugh:

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