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The Three Faces of Fedora 11: Epilogue

June 19, 2009

During the course of the week, I had been asked the following question in various forms (the “forms” being a mangling of the desktop’s initials): “What about LXDE? Are you going to discuss the ‘fourth face’ of the Three Faces of Fedora 11?”

Well, the answer is: Not right away. Though very appealing and a desktop that has piqued my curiosity, LXDE was not part of the Fedora 11 constellation this time around (key words here: “this time around”) — neither was it an offering on the regular distro nor was it a “spin” (the spin list is here). However, I have the instructions on how to get going with LXDE, and I promise to take it for a test spin in the next couple of weeks.

Watch this space.

As for the “three faces” blog series, it’s always a joy to do blogs like this because a.) I get to play with software I normally wouldn’t fiddle with, and b.) I get to find out a lot of stuff that I didn’t know in the first place (look up “lifelong learning” in the dictionary and you’ll see my picture).

For those of you who are curious, and even if you aren’t, I think I’m going to break ranks with my GNOME roots and primarily use KDE on Fedora 11.

[FSF Associate Member](Larry Cafiero runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, and is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation.)

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  1. Jercos
    June 21, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Your Ad Here, $19.95 a week. Selling out to KDE? Feh. Ah well, it’s a far step upwards from windows at least…

    • June 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

      Hey, Mr. I’m-Too-Cool-To-Use-A-Desktop-Environment 🙂 KDE’s what I’m using this time around because I particularly like it (as I mentioned in the blog item about KDE). How that’s selling out is a mystery, bucko!

      • jercos
        June 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm

        Qt just strikes me as a little bit… off… Ya know what I mean?

      • June 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

        Compared to . . . what?

      • Jercos
        June 21, 2009 at 8:06 pm

        Compared to something that doesn’t feel the need to make exceptions to the GPL, or distribute under a proprietary license. I’m just a bit concerned, it’s only a few steps away to a DD-wrt fiasco, whereupon neat features do only into the proprietary version…

      • Jercos
        June 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

        s/do/make it/;

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