Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Dec 3 20:30:26 CET 2008

Kok, Auke wrote:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>> On Tue, 2 Dec 2008 18:49:27 -0800 (PST) Globe Trotter wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have been wondering if there is a screensaver for xfce? I don't
>>> like the reputed bloat with xcreensaver and my preferred option xlock
>>> has been freezing with Fedora 10 so I wonder if there is an
>>> alternative.
>> xscreensaver is considered bloat now?  Wow.  xscreensaver is probably
>> the lightest, most secure screensaver out there.  (xlock is lighter,
>> but not particularly secure.)
>> But if you really think xscreensaver is bloat, you probably shouldn't
>> be using Xfce either ^_~.
> not true. I would bet that a lot of people just use their screensaver to blank
> their screen and turn off the monitor (the optimum for powersavings).
> In that perspective xscreensaver is hellabloat!

No, it's not.  That's why xscreensaver has a "Blank Screen Only" option.


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