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Old 10-31-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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KDE vs. Xfce


Hello-

I'm currently using KDE as my default window manager. I'm thinking about using Xfce instead, because I hear it's pretty good. The only reason I am convinced to use Xfce from what I know now is because a lot of good programs(like mozilla, gaim, gimp, etc.) are written in GTK, and so is Xfce. And I don't like to cross two different scripting things(like I hate knowing I'm running a qt program on a GTK written window manager, and vice versa). So, could someone give me a pro's and con's list of each one?

Thanks

-Jim
 
Old 10-31-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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As long as you have all the libraries installed why does it matter what WM/DE you're using?

If you really can't emotionally face it, try fluxbox, it's neither QT nor GTK so then you shouldnt' have a problem running anything
 
Old 10-31-2004, 11:59 PM   #3
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I think it's best for you to install XFCE and see if it's suitable for you, and whatever it is that you use your PC for.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:02 AM   #4
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I am facing the same dilemma. I tried Xfce and it looks very good. The only thing is that I'm not nearly as familiar with Xfce as with KDE, so I don't know what I can or cannot do with Xfce.

For instance, can you change different settings such as fonts, schemes, sizes, etc., with mlterm as you can with konsole? I don't like mlterm's default black-on-white scheme.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 02:32 PM   #5
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I use KDE as my default desktop, but ever since I tried the current XFCE 4 betas, I have fallen in love with it. I can't completely replace KDE coz I like the development tools that it's bundled with and other apps. You can however use XFCE and still get the entire KDE menu in XFCE and run KDE apps from there when or if you need to.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:33 PM   #6
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Gonna use X-Fce

I'm going to use X-fce for right now. It's just gonna take me a while to adjust from the explorer-like konqueror to the tree like xffm. The main reason why I decided use xfce is because Mozilla, Gaim, Abiword, and more good programs that I like are written in GTK, so when I use xfce they look nice. However, you still can try to convice me to use KDE...

Thanks for your opinions though!

-Jim
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:36 PM   #7
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Re: Gonna use X-Fce

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Originally posted by JCdude2525
I'm going to use X-fce for right now. It's just gonna take me a while to adjust from the explorer-like konqueror to the tree like xffm. The main reason why I decided use xfce is because Mozilla, Gaim, Abiword, and more good programs that I like are written in GTK, so when I use xfce they look nice. However, you still can try to convice me to use KDE...
Just curious, which mail client are you using? One of the big reasons I can't live without KDE is because of KMail...
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:43 PM   #8
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I'm using Gmail right now, it's a web based email system made by
google. It's still under development, but if you want to take a look
at it goto http://gmail.google.com/(you get 1 GB(yes, I said GB) of email space. But I used to use KMail to when I had my POP3 hotpop account. A good pop3 mail client you may want to look into though is mozilla mail, the mail client that comes with mozilla.

-Jim
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:04 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by JCdude2525
I'm using Gmail right now, it's a web based email system made by
google. It's still under development, but if you want to take a look
at it goto http://gmail.google.com/(you get 1 GB(yes, I said GB) of email space. But I used to use KMail to when I had my POP3 hotpop account. A good pop3 mail client you may want to look into though is mozilla mail, the mail client that comes with mozilla.
Thanks for the quick reply!

I do have a GMail account, too, but it will never be my main account until they provide POP3 or IMAP access. (Yeah, their 1GB free space is still a big plus...)

I used to use Mozilla but switched to Firefox a while ago. Have you tried their standalone mail client, Thunderbird? I may give that a shot...
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:31 PM   #10
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Re: Gonna use X-Fce

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I'm going to use X-fce for right now. It's just gonna take me a while to adjust from the explorer-like konqueror to the tree like xffm.
No need to adjust if you don't want to. Konqueror works just fine under Xfce.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 06:51 AM   #11
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Re: Re: Gonna use X-Fce

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Just curious, which mail client are you using? One of the big reasons I can't live without KDE is because of KMail...
Kmail runs under any window manager
 
Old 11-02-2004, 09:19 AM   #12
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I can't completely replace KDE coz I like the development tools that it's bundled with and other apps
you can run any app in any window manager, as long as QT / KDE libs and GTK etc. etc. are installed correct. you can start kdevelop and such apps in xfce, blackbox, fluxbox and the rest of them I use KDE but the GTK apps are themed too. take a look at http://www.kde-look.org and select gtk 1.x in the left menu...

greetz,
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Old 11-02-2004, 03:06 PM   #13
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I decided to stick with KDE. No particular reason, but if I ever come across a slow old computer,
and it needs a GUI, I'm putting xfce on it.

-Jim

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