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Old 03-12-2003, 09:24 AM   #1
tobim
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GNOME Bluecurve or KDE Bluecurve?


Hi all

I KNOW this will start off a passionate and heated debate:

I've been running RHL 8.0 with its default Window Manager GNOME for a month now and I'm decently happy with it (although I don't know what other WMs are like). Is there a good reason for me to start using KDE instead?

With Bluecurve there shouldn't be much difference in the look anyway, right? Can I and should I get rid of bluecurve: am I missing out?

More importantly, will Open Office and Mozilla run under KDE, as they seem to be "GNOME applications", if there is such a thing?

Let battle commence
 
Old 03-12-2003, 09:47 AM   #2
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please don't say things like "let battle commence" really not appreciated. KDE isn't appreciated either.. http://blackboxwm.sf.net
 
Old 03-12-2003, 10:14 AM   #3
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If you are set on the Windows look and feel, stick to Blue. I don't think that's a bad thing at all.

If you want to learn more or try something different, I, like acid, really like Blackbox and its close cousins, particularly Fluxbox. Other than TWM, it's about as simple as it gets if that's what you want. You can "pep" it up a little too if you require things like icons and stuff.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 10:24 AM   #4
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Sorry, acid. I just heard it is a heated debate topic, but I see how it is not appropriate to say that.

Last edited by tobim; 03-12-2003 at 10:28 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:08 PM   #5
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I say if you're happy with Gnome, why switch? By the way, Mozilla and Openoffice are not kde OR gnome apps. Even so, you can run nearly any Gnome app in KDE.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
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I would have to agree with Artimus, if you are happy stay there. If you are looking for something that is going to be faster and lighter (one of the only reasons to switch) KDE is not going to help you much. Along with the recommendations above, I would suggest XFce. Version 4 based on GTK2 is still under development, but very usable. It has a great group of developers and is very light, fast, and usable. Check it out some time...

www.xfce.org

PhilD
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:03 AM   #7
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PhilD, is the new version of XFCE still considered "lightweight"? It looks like it adds quite a bit of nice "stuff" to the old version.

I've used XFCE too. The conversion from "whatever" over to XFCE 3 is about as easy as it gets. Hope the new version is the same in that regard.
 
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ghight,

So far it has been. I don't have the fastest of system, but I have noticed very little difference in the handling between the two. I have been running v4 for about 3 weeks now. If you are curious, I would suggest you grab the latest CVS and give it a try. There is a fairly comprehensive page on how to download, compile and install it at:

http://members.home.nl/jbhuijsmans/xfce4-cvs.html

Have a most fabulous day!

PhilD
 
  


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