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Hey guys. What's the coolest looking and fastest gui out there?
I need one i can tweak alot, but also one that i understand, I've tried blackbox but it isn't easy to learn and I think kde is to microsoft looking.
I've been looking at the gnome with enlightenment, it looks cool, but is it fast`? and doable for a guy that's been using linux for just a couple of months?
Amd Athlon 1.8
(PS: I know how to configure kernel, installation, manage users and compile new packages and releases, just to give you a hint about where I stand.)
A lot of people use Windowmaker... it's pretty light and resource-friendly. I haven't used it much, myself however, so I can't really vouch for how tweakable or easy it is to customize. Given its popularity though, I would think it can't be too much more complex than Fluxbox to play with. It's probably worth a try, at least.
you cant have it all man, a gui that is nice looking will likely be inherently slow because it needs all that crap to make it look spiffy. In my opinion dropline gnome is the best combination, Kde is huge and awful, and doesnt really even look that great if you ask me. As for fluxbox/blackbox, they are great but not very userfriendly.
Yeah, Im running fluxbox now, and its gonna take me a few years to learn, hehehe..
Anyways, Im having problems with new installations cuz they doesnt seem to be very clean.
Things Ive compiled before seems to end up with new installation of slack, even after repartitioning.
You can find my post in the newbie section...
I guess im gonna stick with gnome, after fixing this problem, cause i dont really enjoy kde either..
Thanx for support...
PS> There should really be a poll with this question, cause its really a big descition...
Originally posted by dslboy Yeah, Im running fluxbox now, and its gonna take me a few years to learn, hehehe..
Fluxbox isn't that hard.
Look in your ~/.fluxbox directory and you'll find a file called "menu". You can edit that with any text editor (I like to use vim when in a command shell, and Kedit when graphical, but any of them will work).
If you don't see something you want on the menu, add it simply by typing it in where you want in the same format as any of the other launchers you see in the menu file.
It's dirt-simple man. Look at my menu in the screenshot I posted in my above post in this thread... you can launch just about any app from the Fluxbox menu, and all you gotta do to add it to the menu is type it in that text file I was talking about.
I usually use Konqueror as my file manager in Fluxbox, so I added that to the top of my menu. I like Opera as my main browser, so I added that in an easily-accessible place as well.
I use Citrix to remotely access a metaframe server where I work sometimes, so I added a launcher to the Fluxbox menu for that as well.
Adding that kind of stuff took pretty much zero technical know-how and all of about 5 minutes of what essentially amounts to being mostly typing.
But that's one of the things I love about Fluxbox.... you can do really cool things and it's really easy to do it.
I am happy to inform the unwashed masses that the correct window manager to use is Window Maker.
Not only is it far more beautiful and less cluttered than some of the more typical wm's, but it is so close to perfection that it has required only tiny and insignificant changes over the last several years. Many uninformed people even thought development on the project had died, but the fact is that it was hardly needed, since there was little or no room for improvement.