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Comment Openbox (Score 1) 357

I changed from Gnome2 to Openbox, because I don't want to have any Lennartware on my system anymore. I deselected every kind of crap Lennart made and now... I'm somehow happy, although, I would like to have a nicer file manager that cooperates with automounter instead of any HAL shit. (Btw, don't tell me about udev... I'm using FreeBSD and not Linux.)

Here my desktop:

  • OpenBox
  • xfe
  • lxpanel
  • conky
  • xscreensaver
  • slim
  • gtk-murrine-engine + Orta as GTK theme

My fav applications:

  • chromium
  • claws-mail
  • xterm + screen
  • irssi
  • thunderbird (only for calendar with lightning; claws-mail is a better mail client)
  • libreoffice
  • gimp + inkscape + eog
  • deadbeef + mplayer

Comment Re:There's no debate. The GPL doesn't promote free (Score 1) 480

This has nothing to do with anarchy. BSDL is simply protecting the developer's rights and this is most essential part of a license. A developer does not like to be sued, if someone gets shot in the foot while using a piece of software. And nothing is further enforced on the users of the software.

Comment I have (Score 1, Funny) 480

I started on Linux, too (about 1997). And one time (in 1998), I've been talking with a colleague about licenses. I told him, I really don't care if someone uses my code, I just don't want to get sued, if they use it wrong. He told me that I might be more compatible with the "BSD philosophy" instead of GNU's GPL. And he was correct. I informed myself about it and landed on FreeBSD (in 2001), because of the fantastic application support ("FreeBSD ports collection").

Now, I'm trying to use Linux from time to time (almost every year I try it), but it has nothing to offer for me and it lacks some basic features that are included in FreeBSD and which I really need.

Comment Re:Was boring to me (Score 1) 220

Yupp... me too. This game is too stupid, in my opinion. I absolutely hate typical casual games. I like arcade style games.

A secret tip: "Muramasa: The Demon Blade" on Wii (2D, simple beat'em up side-scroller, made with much love, action, arcade)

Comment Re:its broken (Score 1) 487

In my opinion... you bought this hardware, so it's YOU who made a mistake.

That means for me that your hardware does not support FreeBSD. I select my hardware more carefully, because FreeBSD is the top priority.

Do you also buy a Playstation game and complain that it does not run on your Wii?

Comment Re:Use Gentoo (Score 1) 487

I'm FreeBSD user since 10 years. I try Gentoo about every year, but I always have come back to FreeBSD because of the Ports Collection. I need working software and I don't want to be bothered with some inconsistencies like Gentoo often has in their Portage.

I try Linux again and again, because it has the potential to be a mainstream system. But all Linux distributions get awful with time when it comes to details and suddenly I want my FreeBSD back.

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