March 21st, 2002



yesterday, i was arbitrarily compelled to actually install and try ion. i've been talking about this for a while, so i don't know what the delay was.

i was certainly somewhat intimidated by having to redo configurations: early in my freshman year i spent the time constructing a reasonable .fvwm2rc file, and i haven't been interested in touching such things since.

i actively enjoy learning and using ion. so far (< 24 hours). it does things the way i have longed to. no overlapping windows. frames and full screens. easy keyboard manipulation of the 'windowed' environment.

it is not eyecandy. it is a graphical usable interface.