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2008-07-07 14:12

I didn’t stick with Sabayon for long. Imagine Ubuntu, except more hardcore, slower, and even bulkier.

Okay, I admit it, I’m an eye candy junkie, sort of. That previous Ubuntu screenshot with all those ridiculous python widgets? Yeeeeah…

Well, honestly, all I want is the compiz effects. Ubuntu was getting heavy, granted made worse by my additions, but it was always heavy to start out with.

Soooo, I did something I’m sure other people have done: I downloaded Debian Lenny (testing ATM) netinstall, only installed the base, then set up ndiswrapper using files on my USB key for wireless (since my house is entirely wireless). Then downloaded everything else.

And now I’m just keeping tabs on my packages, I’m trying to keep it under 1000 out of the 22k available. I like the fact that I don’t need Gnome. I really like xfce because it’s more modularized, and is more or less a window manager with panels, thus lighter. I haven’t yet set up my printer or scanner (though I’m not using it so much), but it’s certainly going to be done sometime.

I have a console window open nearly all the time.

And I think it’s fun, oddly enough.



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