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Old 01-15-2005, 08:23 PM   #121
rholt
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I use IceWM over Kde for the apps.
But I don't see IceWM in the voting?

Richard.

PS: This is my first post here and I see the forum reporting
my distro as Mandrake 9.2; although I am using Mdk10.1.
Have to check my settings?

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Old 01-16-2005, 09:07 AM   #122
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Quote:
Originally posted by Haiyadragon
GTK Apps (Firefox, Gaim, Azureus) -> Look horrible and run slow, even with gtkqt-engine whatever (nice attempt but still).
Firefox is XUL, not GTK. It will try to emulate your GTK theme, though.
Real GTK browsers are Epiphany and Galeon.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:18 AM   #123
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Quote:
Originally posted by rholt
I use IceWM over Kde for the apps.
But I don't see IceWM in the voting?

====================
IceWM isn't considered a "desktop environment" . More of a window manager.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:42 AM   #124
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Quote:
Originally posted by reinouts
Firefox is XUL, not GTK. It will try to emulate your GTK theme, though.
Real GTK browsers are Epiphany and Galeon.
All I know is that it blends in perfectly in Gnome but looks horrible in KDE. XUL or no XUL.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 12:22 PM   #125
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There are many wm's missing
not talking about real obscure one - but favourite ones like iceWM or fluxbox
 
Old 01-16-2005, 01:00 PM   #126
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I have to agree with most people resentiment against KDE... the default config sucks. While it is in part fault of the distro, it is hopefully an area which the dev will concentrate on in the future.

If only to shut up the complainers :P

BUT, if you're gonna use it everyday like I do, it's quite easy to change those settings to your liking. Once you do, there really isn't much else to complain anymore!

Because KDE is POWERFUL. That is truely the first adjective that comes to my mind.

I also want to thank the dev, progress in 2004 has been amazing. Now there really aren't any mainstream apps missing.

Oh and if you want to start programming, you can't really beat the Qt toolkit + kdelibs
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:07 PM   #127
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Originally posted by Haiyadragon

GTK Apps (Firefox, Gaim, Azureus) -> Look horrible and run slow
Azureus is written in Java and SWT.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:19 PM   #128
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Azureus is written in Java and SWT.
I know it's written in Java, that has nothing to do with it. SWT, Swing stuff? I have used Swing before, but no way it looks like that. Anyway, it looks like all my other gtk2 apps, that's the only thing that matters to me. And again, they look horrible in KDE.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:31 PM   #129
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Quote:
Originally posted by Haiyadragon
I know it's written in Java, that has nothing to do with it. SWT, Swing stuff? I have used Swing before, but no way it looks like that. Anyway, it looks like all my other gtk2 apps, that's the only thing that matters to me. And again, they look horrible in KDE.
SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit) applications has native look-and-feel. SWT is developed by the Eclipse foundation.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 02:38 PM   #130
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never used GNOME, used KDE in a liveCD and liked it, but XFCE is the only one I ever use, parents won't let me dualboot our newer laptop so I'm stuck with a old machine with 64mb ram, XFCE is the only DE it will run reasonably, but fluxbox is awesome too, good thing WMs are in a separate category
 
Old 01-16-2005, 08:29 PM   #131
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Quote:
Originally posted by henryg
There are many wm's missing
not talking about real obscure one - but favourite ones like iceWM or fluxbox
=============================
Check in Window Managers. This category is for DE's which neither iceWM nor fluxbox qualify as.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:53 PM   #132
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For me, I love messing around with XFCE, IceWM, etc, etc, but I am always drawn back to KDE. As a Gentoo user, I have more control over the menus, and I can really get stuck into KDE. Make it look how I want it and do what I want it to do. I've got every bit of eye-candy going and the thing still goes like an express train.

KDE KDE KDE!!!
 
Old 01-17-2005, 06:20 PM   #133
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Originally posted by davecs
For me, I love messing around with XFCE, IceWM, etc, etc, but I am always drawn back to KDE. As a Gentoo user, I have more control over the menus, and I can really get stuck into KDE. Make it look how I want it and do what I want it to do. I've got every bit of eye-candy going and the thing still goes like an express train.

KDE KDE KDE!!!
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For those interested purely in speed, I usually recommend wm's like ratpoison, ion, or wmi. For those who get enough speed anyway and like eyecandy, and like "messing around" with alternative wm or de, I suggest Enlightenment; they released an update (0.16.7) in December.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #134
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XFCE has done wonderful things in the last year and probably has moved to #2 in my DE list.

KDE is freggin amazing. Gnome doesn't even come close.

Bobby
 
Old 01-18-2005, 12:20 AM   #135
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Gnome & Xfce4 are my choices. Then KDE
 
  


 


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