First of all, which version of enlightenment did you check out? :) I am talking about the latest version, e17. But even e16 fitted well on my 256MHz laptop with 32mb ram and 2GB linux partition around y2k.
I am running e17 since around 2004 or even earlier, because of its small footprint memory and diskspacewise. I owned a 800MHz, 256mb ram VAIO subnotebook then with i810 intel card. And again, e17 worked flawlessly and outperformed everything else. I never bothered using Gnome or KDE because they were abusing all the ram and generally stealing my systems performance. Also, I do most of the administration stuff via commandline.
Enlightenment on a fridge: http://enlightenment.org/p.php?p=news/show&l=en&news_id=26
"Free.fr is shipping millions of set top boxes in France, powered by EFL. The Openmoko Freerunner sold thousands of devices with EFL on them. Yellow Dog Linux for the Sony PS3 ships with Enlightenment as the default. EFL has been used on printers, netbooks and more." (Quoted from enlightenment.org frontpage)
I am running it on a 1.6GHz, 3GB Ram Lenovo Ideapad S12 (the VIA chipset one) atm. This is what "top" has to say about it:
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
11776 the_mgt 1 0 549m 84m 46m S 0.7 3.1 94:33.04 enlightenment
I use software rendering due to the crappy VIA gpu, compositing is activated, I use 3x3 virtual desktops and have a lot of comfort modules/plugins/apps (whatever you call it in your ecosystem) loaded. So using 3.1% of 3Gb ram is fine with me.
If you want to check for yourself, see at the bottom of http://enlightenment.org/p.php?p=download&l=en for a list of distros using it as their default WM.
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In Google+, I am having to deal with a Certain Individual who has the annoying habit of forcing me to get a notification for every single one of his rather volumnuous postings to G+.
I don't mind reading them when I choose to do so, but his abuse of the notification feature drives me nuts. Does anyone know of a way to squelch notifications from a particular person?
I was getting them too. I don't know what happened to them, but the notifications have stopped. You may need to ask him to be removed from certain lists.
I don't know if it was the same person for triLcat, but you do know the person.
Glad that enlightenment finally came to you, Ig :)
Themes for e17 are constantly becoming outdated due to the frequent changes to the libs.
http://e17-stuff.org/ seems to be the place to look for themes. But expect b0rkage in some of them. You have the ability via some config menu to override a certain styling on some gui elements with the style from another theme.
I'm just guessing, b/c the person I had too many notifications from is someone that y'all know.
Desktop. I think XFCE is the way to go... just have to decide what distro to go with.
Hey, whatever floats your boat, right? Anything is better than Unity.
Imagine what they do with your data on your Android phone.
I may have figured out how to address an annoyance in G+.
Settings->Google+->Receive notifications->Shares a post with me directly.
Turn that shit off. It's super-annoying.
The useful thing here, of course, is that you can create a circle of people whose feelings would be hurt if you don't circle them, and then set that circle's level to "Show Nothing."
the balkanization of the web continues... you're not allowed to comment anonymous or with "specify email" on wordpress anymore.
if there is no openid account, facebook is one of the ways out.
ok, blogger is google, but I think its the same there.
According to leaked docs, Google might just be readying a 7 inch tablet with Nvidia's quad-core Tegra3 processor and Android 4.1 (jelly bean), at a target USD$200 price point.
Industry analysts suspect that they're looking to take the low-end market away from Amazon.
At that price, I'd buy one.