My Fedora 15 beta experiences so far

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue May 31 07:29:31 UTC 2011


On 05/31/2011 09:17 AM, drago01 wrote:
> On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 8:45 AM, Pasha R<pashar.ml at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 6:27 PM, Jason D. Clinton<me at jasonclinton.com>  wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 05:29, Pasha R<pashar.ml at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> Probably, inability to configure your screensaver is much more
>>>> noticeable than inability to stop copy operation. :)
>>>
>>> Now *that* is intentional.
>>
>> Care to explain the logic behind this? Because it is really beyond my
>> understanding.
>
> Screensavers has lost there use years ago.
> With today's screens they don't really "save" anything but simply
> waste power for no reason whatever.
Correct, but there are much more energy wasting components.

That said, I fail to understand how one can base a DE on GL.

> I never understand why anyone would want anything but "power down the
> screen" in that case. What is the point of the fancy
> graphics when no one is looking at it anyway?

* To provide a "machine is alive indicator".
You might not like it, but others do.

* To provide a "ads"
Classical use case: Display an enterprise's "flying logo" on a booth on 
an exposition or in shops/offices.
You might not want this use-case, but others do.


Ralf



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