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UNIX & LINUX Computing Journal: Lighter Guts and Window Managers for Older Systems

Nov 19, 1999, 21:44 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Fink)

[ Thanks to Jay Fink for this link. ]

"I am not what you would call a luddite persay. I think technology improvement is great. I also believe properly applied innovation and redistribution are great things. All of these put together make for a great marketplace. What I did forget is that all things eventually have a limit and remembering these limits is perhaps just as important as just being aware of them. This column takes a look at a chain of events I allowed to happen out of over exuberance, and a slight case of temporary stupidity."

"I for one am not a big fan of pictorial displays - well - at least not anymore. I used to be, sure, when I had this OS with this cool desktop environment I had these nifty pictures to show me stuff. The one important thing I kept forgetting was that my little home PC (or as I like to call it the little P75 that could, and does) would eventually decide that these new spiffy managers I was dragging home once a month would eventually choke the life out of it."

"Piled on top of that were the never ending additions of servers (or in some cases some still there) and different distributions having different servers to run. Once again, shooting myself in the foot, I always ran on this philosophy of hey I might use that I ought to install it. Heck, it's a home system and I dutifully keep my backups (lucky for me)."

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