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Old 07-21-2004, 04:30 AM   #1
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Desktop/Window Managers


Hello to all you wonderful Linux lovers. Just wondering a little about desktop managers. Wishing to get an opinion on which one you prefer and why? What are the advantages?

Personally I like Blackbox, although I've heard Fluxbox > Blackbox but I'm happy with the way I have Blackbox set up. I like it because it's quick, stable, and uses hardly any resources including no icons. I hate icons!!! I like it because it's very customizable although. I also don't mind KDE because it's similar to Windows and easy to get around to doing what you need to do. But I like the look of blackbox over KDE and why would I want something similar to Windows anyway?

I've very, very tired and was bored so I'm gonna' stop rambling and let the batlle begin!
 
Old 07-21-2004, 04:31 AM   #2
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*battle*
 
Old 07-21-2004, 07:03 AM   #3
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:03 AM   #4
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I tried KDE, Gnome and xfce.

KDE worked OK only it's a bit slow compared to gnome. I couldn't find a way to get some options out of the gnome menu (no I don't want games or html editors other than a text editor for example) so it's either not possible or not obvious. I don't like xfce. Now I'm back to KDE but if it's possible to change the gnome menu I'll definitely go back unless I get KDE to run better. Gnome was faster and I liked it more than KDE, probably cause it hasn't huge icons and taskbar.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:28 AM   #5
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I use KDE most of the time and IceWM sometimes. i like the feel of LiteStep and the default LS theme is based on IceWM
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:58 AM   #6
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I don't care too much for KDE or GNOME. Too bloated. I have better things for my cpu cycles and memory

At this very moment I'm using IceWM. I like the fact that you can make a double-size taskbar which includes shortcuts to applications, cpu and net monitors, a box to type in a command line to launch apps, among other things.

I also like fluxbox, WindowMaker, fvwm, xfce, ... There are so many good choices, it's best to try them all!

 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:25 PM   #7
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This is getting old........we all have our favorite and I don't care what you guys use. Just hope to find some help if whatever I'm using isn't working right. There must be 100+ post about what manager....same as with distro's.......yawn
 
Old 07-21-2004, 01:52 PM   #8
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Fluxbox 0.9.9 (devel version) is fantastic - supports lovely pixmapped taskbar and window titles, as well as transparent menus. I'll get a pic...

http://www.retrojunkies.co.uk/images/fbshot.jpg
 
Old 07-21-2004, 02:32 PM   #9
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Screenshot looks intriguing. But there are too many to try and I'm happy with what I have.
 
  


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