How to Install Enlightenment (E17)

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http://feedproxy.google.com – Enlightenment (E17) is a desktop manager just like Gnome and KDE. Except — it's on a class of it's own. Don't get me wrong, Gnome and KDE both have their strong points, but Enlightenment is on a whole 'nother level. Enlightenment is a desktop manager that does the impossible. It manages to be incredibly fast (like Openbox), while being absolutely gorgeous (unlike Openbox). It's still in development, and has been for a while now, but hopefully now that Samsung is sponsoring the development of Enlightenment we will start seeing Enlightenment get ready for show time real soon. Installing Enlightenment You should know that Enlightenment is still under development. It's incredibly stable, but if you're someone who is not willing to look past some potential bugs, then installing Enlightenment at this time wouldn't be a smart choice. There's a couple of commands to paste in the Terminal to get everything done, so instead of pasting one-by-one, I put them all together into one big command instead: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os tinwoodman main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" && wget -q http://cafelinux.org/Downloads/oz-os/key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install e17-svn The command above first adds a new repo and key which we need to get the Enlightenment install script. Then it updates the software list information and starts the installation of Enlightenment (E17). It will take a while for the whole process to finish because the install scripts downloads the latest source code of Enlightenment, and then compiles it for you. I recommend you go outside and get some fresh air, or sit in a chair and wait — your choice. Success! Once everything is compiled and finished, we're now ready to run Enlightenment. To do this, we'll have to log off, choose a user and type in our password like usual — but wait! — this time, right before you press enter, go to the bottom where is says "Sessions:" and change it from Gnome to Enlightenment. (HowTos)