Simon McVittie wrote:
> Here is an attempt at a more current description:
> Screensaver and screen lock formerly used in GNOME
> gnome-screensaver is a simple screen saver and screen lock, used in older
> versions of the GNOME desktop environment.
> It is designed to support, among other things:
> * the ability to lock down configuration settings
> * translation into other languages
> * user switching
> This package is not necessary in the GNOME desktop environment, because
> GNOME Shell contains its own screen lock implementation. It is
> used by lighter-weight desktop environments such as GNOME Flashback.
For me (and most of the people I see considering this question on the
net) that has to be "more lightweight", not "lighter-weight"...
And is it a matter of "It is used" or "It can be used"?
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package