s/GNOME/LXDE/ as alternate desktop?

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at 1407.org
Tue Feb 23 00:43:58 UTC 2010


Don't read this as a flame thrown, but as a plea of help for a different

Am I alone considering GNOME too fat to work as an alternate desktop on
the XO-1 (and perhaps XO-1.5 as well)?

I'm sorry, I don't have a lot of time to help develop the educational
part, the OLPC I got from G1G1 has been way more useful for me as a
travel laptop (last two FOSDEM's for me, for instance) with little to no
private data.

Since a few months ago, I configured LXDE as an alternate desktop, using
claws for email, midori for browsing, and pidgin for identi.ca, XMPP,
MSN and IRC.

It's *usable*. And I don't mean in the sense that you can use if you're
very patient... it's really freaking usable.

Am I the only one feeling this, or are there more who think like me and
would like to help an effort of having an LXDE properly configured to
take the most of this machines?


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