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Old 05-09-2013, 11:52 PM   #46
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Xfce is one of the best desktop environments I've found. It's lightweight, flexible, and isn't too heavy on the resources like Gnome 3.x and KDE 4.x can be. Gnome 2.x was good also and didn't have too much weight on the system except in libraries and apps, and many BSD/UNIX distros still use it.

Look into LXDE as a good alternative desktop as well. It's based on KDE and is very lightweight like Xfce.
 
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:02 AM   #47
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Look into LXDE as a good alternative desktop as well. It's based on KDE and is very lightweight like Xfce.
Based on KDE???
 
Old 05-10-2013, 02:50 AM   #48
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Xfce is one of the best desktop environments I've found. It's lightweight, flexible, and isn't too heavy on the resources like Gnome 3.x and KDE 4.x can be. Gnome 2.x was good also and didn't have too much weight on the system except in libraries and apps, and many BSD/UNIX distros still use it.

Look into LXDE as a good alternative desktop as well. It's based on KDE and is very lightweight like Xfce.
Completely agree with you about XFCE.
Anyway i don't think that LXDE is based on KDE
 
Old 05-10-2013, 03:11 AM   #49
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@kikinovak - I must say, your tweaked Xfce looks fantastic. Really, really great work. And I'm glad you found MATE to work well for you too. It's been my daily desktop for awhile and I enjoy it.
Thanks, Chess! I really appreciate the encouragement, and doubly so if it comes from you, as I'm regularly relying on your own work.

I really enjoy working on this project, but there's a downside to being alone for it. Not enough quality assurance. I'm vaguely thinking about opening it up and invite other guys (like you or Willy etc.) to participate. IMHO, it's always better to work as a small team than to work alone, and it's also much more fun too. Besides, if the project was to be moved from my personal Github repo to something more "official", it would potentially reach a wider audience. It would only be a small step from there to host all the binaries and easily downloadable ISOs. Thinking about it, I have even a big fat dedicated public server (running Slackware) with unlimited bandwidth that could host all the stuff.

Thinking about a project name... what about slickslack.org? I just checked, and it's available.

The project aim would still remain the same. Download and install everything needed to turn your vanilla Slackware install into something as functionally complete as, say, your average openSUSE, Linux Mint or PCLinuxOS desktop, only much more solid and perennial and based on Xfce.

You tell me.
 
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:55 AM   #50
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I really enjoy working on this project, but there's a downside to being alone for it. Not enough quality assurance. I'm vaguely thinking about opening it up and invite other guys (like you or Willy etc.) to participate. IMHO, it's always better to work as a small team than to work alone, and it's also much more fun too. Besides, if the project was to be moved from my personal Github repo to something more "official", it would potentially reach a wider audience. It would only be a small step from there to host all the binaries and easily downloadable ISOs. Thinking about it, I have even a big fat dedicated public server (running Slackware) with unlimited bandwidth that could host all the stuff.

Thinking about a project name... what about slickslack.org? I just checked, and it's available.

The project aim would still remain the same. Download and install everything needed to turn your vanilla Slackware install into something as functionally complete as, say, your average openSUSE, Linux Mint or PCLinuxOS desktop, only much more solid and perennial and based on Xfce.
Wow, that sounds like a great idea, Niki. If I had any skills in that realm, I would be a part of such a project. Perhaps one day...

And I like the name SlickSlack, it rolls off the tongue nicely.

Are you familiar with the work of the SlackerMedia folks? Different focus, but similar, although they don't plan on ISOs and such.
 
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