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View Poll Results: Which Desktop You Use?
KDE 90 42.45%
GNOME 38 17.92%
FLUXBOX 32 15.09%
ICEWM 8 3.77%
XFce 12 5.66%
WINDOWMAKER 16 7.55%
BLACKBOX 3 1.42%
ENLIGHTENMENT 5 2.36%
FVWM 1 0.47%
OTHER 7 3.30%
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Old 07-06-2003, 09:43 PM   #16
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I use sawfish, and Gnome.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 12:09 AM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
Unfortunately I would but the poll limits it to just 10 choices.. bummer really, as there are so many choices to choose and use.
That's OK, I was just being silly. If you want to check out all the possible window managers (and DEs), check out:
http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
Old 07-07-2003, 08:50 AM   #18
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Originally posted by synaptical
i use fluxbox, and just add links to the menu for when i need to use konqueror, gftp, etc.
me too
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:43 AM   #19
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I use the following:
Fluxbox <-- w/ kde apps in menu and Idesk
OpenBox <-- same as above

GNOME 2.3.3 <-- just got it
KDE 3.1.2 <-- rarely use this or gnome, I just like playing around with them
 
Old 07-07-2003, 09:44 AM   #20
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[sarcasm]Doesn't anyone use TWM anymore? I mean COME ON PEOPLE. [/sarcasm]

pfffftttt.

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Old 07-07-2003, 05:33 PM   #21
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Occasionally. Depends on what I want to do. If I'm trying to create an environment where the user can do only one thing - say an interactive media station where the user only needs to have the media-station software running - then I'll either use TWM or preferably have just that program running in X so when that program is killed, the whole of their X session quits. Oh, and I'd set their .bashrc file to startx and then logout when X dies.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 07:14 AM   #22
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I play with systems that have limited resources, so I look to lite window managers in a GUI. Windowmaker seems cool to look at, runs fast on a PII 266, and does not kill the limited memory of the system.

Other lite systems do not seem to be a pretty as Windowmaker.

in the lite catagory, (as in loads like Windowmaker & Win95, and not bloatware like KDE & winME) what are other good ones would other people try and play with?

Thomas
 
Old 07-08-2003, 07:20 AM   #23
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UM ... ok - let's try that with clear content instead of rubbish thinking.

1) I like quick running window managers.
2) KDE and Gnome are very slow on my refurbished systems
3) What other GUI window managers would people recommend, other than Windowmaker which I quite like.
4) System Specs are around the PII-300 to Celeron 266 with 32MB RAM.

Your replies with information will be appreciated, as will replies that have nothing to do with my post.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 07:53 AM   #24
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i just started using fluxbox on an old K6-2 400 system that I put together, and it has run fine. I think it may be a tad lighter than windowmaker. Either Fluxbox or Blackbox (both are very similar) would get my vote, with WM a close second.

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Old 07-08-2003, 08:16 AM   #25
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hm....personally, windowmaker's gotta be my favourite. it's extremely lightweight, but also extremely configurable.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:27 AM   #26
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Quote:
Originally posted by slightcrazed
[sarcasm]Doesn't anyone use TWM anymore? I mean COME ON PEOPLE. [/sarcasm]

pfffftttt.

slight
I do. Well, at least, for my TightVNC sessions. Because it's very light. I (only) have 8kb/s upload, which isn't much, even for TightVNC. Even did some customizing in the .twmrc

But for normal desktop work, I like eye-candy, so I use KDE 3.1.2. Itt's also very easy to customize. And I love searching at apps.kde.com for more cool apps. That's what I like about KDE.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 10:53 PM   #27
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I use Gnome but alot of KDE applications are better then Gnome ones...
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:59 AM   #28
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KDE 3.something but with the XFce file manager and network browser... oh to thomassounness, have you tried XFce on your refubished systems? It runs KDE and GNOME apps great + provides your whole desktop enviro but runs a lot faster and lighter than KDE or GNOME... I just prefer the eye-candy and out-of-the-box customizability(is that even a word?) and functionallity of KDE...
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:55 AM   #29
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Wow, now that I've tried XFce4, I'll stick to it!
It's lighweight(faster than some WM), beautiful(really, no joke), stable...

If you like WM(like me), you may like XFce(cuz it's as fast, more beautiful, usage is simpler, and gives more features)
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:25 AM   #30
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enlightenment: a highly configurable themeable anything you wantable wm.
 
  


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