[sf-lug] SF-LUG meeting of January 15, 2018 notes

acohen36 acohen36 at SDF.ORG
Fri Jan 19 09:03:56 PST 2018

Bobbie Sellers <bliss-sf4ever at dslextreme.com> wrote:

> 6:15 Aaron C. was there too with his very nice netbook style
> laptop computer with his Slackware installation.
> Later Aaron showed off his Slackware installation. He is using
> a nice picture of a transit platform that caught my attention.
> Otherwise the XFCE desktop looks much the same as on other
> XFCE installations.? It also seems very neat in Aaron's installation.
> Very suitable for the 9 or 10 screen on his Lenovo.

A few corrections here.

1. The Slackware installation on the Lenovo has its GUI shell as XFCE; 
XFCE is usually considered a Desktop Environment (DE).

2. The installation on the selfsame Lenovo showing that "nice picture of a 
transit platform" is the antiX Linux distro. The GUI shells that I've set 
up under antiX are fluxbox, icewm, and jwm. Unless I'm very badly 
mistaken, all three of these GUI shells are considered Window Managers 
(WMs) instead of DEs.

You others reading this can now have at it in discussing the major 
diifferences between a WM and a DE --- although I think similar 
discussions as this _have_ come up before here ;-)

One addendum re the Slackware installation.
At least the _Slackware_ maintainers have very recently put out a new 
linux kernel that includes "mitigations for the Spectre (variant 2) and 
Meltdown speculative side channel attacks" of
- CVE-2017-5715, 
- CVE-2017-5754, 


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