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Originally posted by krussell hi
kde is the best window manager i have ever used, gnome is *pictorial* and nice to look at sometimes, but it cannot do a damn job, and most importantly reminds me of m$.
LOL! how can gnome remained you of M$ and KDE don't
XFCE is not like KDE or Gnome....however you can run KDE and Gnome apps in XFCE. Matter of fact you can even bring up the KDE or Gnome panels (i.e. the "start" task bar at the bottom).
Picture this...you log into X windows and you're almost instantly in your session....then later on you want to run a KDE app but you can't remember the name for whatever reason...you run "Kicker" and it starts the KDE panel at the bottom....meanwhile you didn't have to wait to log in to X while KDE was initializing (the part where you stare at the icons blinking for like 2 minutes).
I'd say give it a try. You can always ditch it if you don't like it :-) I started with Gnome...then after several months I went to KDE. Then I tried ICEWM.....and one day I heard about XFCE. Haven't looked back :-)
Originally posted by Skyline KDE - slick, polished and "fully featured".. looking forward to 3.2..
I used to use fvwm on my earliest PC GNU-based systems, and even occasionally on my UNIX workstation. On UNIX, I most frequently used Motif, then CDE, so I was quite used to that kind of environment. When KDE came out, I used it for quite a while and was generally satisfied with it. For easy to use software, KDE is hard to beat. It is, however quite resource intensive, and it takes a relatively long time to start up when you login.
When I first discovered XFCE, it looked to me like a cut down version of CDE. I didn't like it much at first, but then it grew on me. By XFCE version 3.8.12, I was converted, and actively used XFCE 3.8.18. I now use XFCE 4.0.3 nearly every day.
KDE and XFCE are the desktop environments I use most often. For some reason, GNOME has never really grown on me. I have no big issue with it, it's simply personal familiarity and preference.