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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:34 am    Post subject: GNOME, or KDE, or <insert another desktop enviorment here Reply with quote

I've been using KDE for the past three days, but I had GNOME for a loooooooooong time before that.
They are both very nice desktop enviorments: stable, quick, useful, pretty, etc. but I have issues and wanted to make an attempt at finding out what the prefered desktop of the average generic Gentoo user is. I would think though that odds are a lot of the Gentoo users would tend to use a lightweight enviormnet such as the BlackBox, OpenBox, Fluxbox, XFce4, twm(?), fvwm, etc etc.
So I would ask for opinions and why you feel as you do about your Desktop Enviorment. 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use KDE, because I like the support customizability and general availability of applications for it. The one thing that really pisses me off about it (that gentoo is about to fix), is the monolithic nature of the packages. I can't wait until 3.4 where the gentoo packages will be by applications rather than KDE package. Oh yeah, don't like ARTS much either.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: the 3.4 packages ARE OUT Reply with quote

Hey, just so you know, the 3.4 ebuilds are out. they are package.masked and ~x86 but they are in portage. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest Enlightenment.

It's my choice. Fast, lightweight, powerful and pretty.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*puts a vote for fluxbox.*
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuraisam wrote:
I suggest Enlightenment.

It's my choice. Fast, lightweight, powerful and pretty.

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I sugest Openbox3.

It's my choice. Faster, lighter, just as powerful, and prettyness is a discussion point.

In my opinion, less is more. So mist does fine, and I like evilwm too. And wmii. If it ever stops being braindamaged. (ask uriel on #wmi@irc.freenode.net)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoops. Look ~2 inches up. Double post.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE first, fluxbox second. I got screenshots of 3.4 up on my site if you wanna see em.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off, there are only three major Desktop Environments (KDE, Gnome and XFCE) , the rest are window managers.

Secondly, this has been asked thousands of time before and the only reason people use what they use is because it suits them best.

And lastly: I use Fvwm because of it's extreme configurability.

@racoontje: you can remove posts as long as they've not been replied to, I recommend you do that next time instead of cluttering the forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use usually Fluxbox. It's light, fast and has full support for KDE programs, which is important for me.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i used xfce then realized kde could be set up in the same way. i'm back to kde, it just looks different.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally Fluxbox or a minimal KDE ie kdebase (looking forward to trying the split ebuild approach though) ;)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest sawfish. It lets you practice your lisp, it's amazingly customizable, doesn't look like crap out of the box like fvwm, and doesn't have arcane config files like fvwm.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE. Reasons...
- customizable as hell
- global mouse gestures
- amaroK
- Kate
- Krusader
- Lipstik

Actually, the first thing I fell in love with was the architecture -- I read an article about KParts somewhere, and was like 'man, I have *got* to hack on that', it's what finally made me get off my ass and make the switch to Linux.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for Fluxbox. Minimal and fast even on old PCs...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GNOME for me :) Simple, efficient, usable ...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE

Because

* good look and feel
* integrated goodies makes my day easier
* modern appearance
* many k* apps
* good language support from the beginning - important for non-english-speaking users (yes - there are plenty of them)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theBlackDragon wrote:
this has been asked thousands of time before

Moved to dups: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=2676
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