KDE wasn’t working, and wasn’t practically going to, so I went a bit more basic and installed Windowmaker.
Screenshot of standard Quartz-wm (138K)
Screenshot of Windowmaker (139K)
Windowmaker certainly works, but I’m using Apple’s X11 which has the Quartz window manager, and that has the advantage that your windows are properly integrated with Quartz ones – you don’t have to bring the entire X11 app to the front to get them. The appearance is also slightly jarring (if not too bad). I’m sure I could get some sort of theme for Windowmaker that made it look like Quartz, but not as well as Quartz itself.
Of course, after I did that, I was playing with the .cshrc files and managed to stop X11 from loading. Being an idiot, I then installed a new copy of X11 for no good reason to see if that would fix it. All it needed was a reboot. My disc space seems to have gone down by a couple of hundred meg from doing that, and I have no idea where. Maybe I’m just imagining it. Maybe it was never there in the first place. I’ve managed to use up 27.94 GB of my disc in the few weeks I’ve had this thing. Perhaps I should stop ripping all my CDs into iTunes. But it’s just too easy, dammit!
I downloaded the new version of iPhoto (screenshot here, 91 K, some identifying details blurred) but frankly, apart from the addition of a trash bin, I can’t see any difference. It appears to start up a bit quicker though, which is good, and I’m told that you can archive pictures to CD and DVD more easily.