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The nominees are:

kde
xfce
gnome
fluxbox
blackbox
wmaker
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Old 02-07-2008, 02:27 AM   #1
rkrishna
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Question poll: Desktop environment of Slackware users


hi friends
with all eye candy stuffs and new improvements in various desktop environments, i like to know(most of the slackers) the preferred desktop environment of slackware users. and why ?

main cause of posting this poll is because of a debate in one of the thread


i go for xfce4 for slack12
Edit: xfce4 is slim, and its way is exactly suited for slackware like distro, compositor works fine, thunar file manager, xarchiver, risteto image viewer, etc.., all makes xfce the top preference of my choice

Last edited by rkrishna; 02-07-2008 at 07:53 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 02:56 AM   #2
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Fluxbox. KDE as a newbie, but too slow. I can include any kde app in the fluxbox menu, so that's how I do it.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 03:25 AM   #3
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e17 (which isn't here), no bloat, optimized coding, etc...
 
Old 02-07-2008, 03:29 AM   #4
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e17 (which isn't here), no bloat, optimized coding, etc...
i dint know. is it possible for me to add it again?

Edit: looking at few screen shots, me too like e17

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Old 02-07-2008, 03:37 AM   #5
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fluxbox, with fbdesk. ive come to the conclusion that when i just want to do normal day to day stuff like listen to music, watch video, the easiest and quickest way for me is via icons on the desktop.

i tried kde once. i tried gnome once. not for me. way to much going on for my liking.

i just discovered Thunar file manager. the right-click 'send to' context menu is very good, easy for moving files around to backup folder and other static folders. not too many features, just the right ones. simple and functional
 
Old 02-07-2008, 03:47 AM   #6
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wmaker(patced to include history for runbox) with ROX-Filer-1.2.2(also patched to add several features) plus taskbar-1.0.2 as a panel. I use a specially modified version of wdm for GUI login(with animated penguins!) following bootup with grub with splashscreen and bootsplash with -get this: animatations. Yes, folks, I have bootsplash working with animations on slackware! Take a rope and hang me if you like, but my 4 year old son enjoys the penguins and my wife like the GUI login. The bootsplash animations are there just because I've never heard of anyone getting them to work except in gentoo and in SuSE (where there were there by default). I know real die-hard slackers will laugh at this, but part of being a slacker is being able to get things working where others have failed.

As for the rest of my desktop it is nearly all GTK-1.2 applications with the exception of using opera(I'm spoiled). I even use my own hacked version of GTK-1.2 which has a file-chooser like no other you've evr seen.
Up until two years ago my fastest machine was a 233Mhz so I really needed very light weight stuff. Now I run a 700MhZ(wow!) machine. But using the same old lightweight apps lets me get a huge amount of work done without having to wait around fro apps to start. For instance, sylpheed-1.0.6 takes slightly less than one-half second to start. Over the years I've built up a very large colection of lightweight stuff.

BTW, I find wmaker to start much faster than fluxbox and uses only slighty more RAM than fluxbox once running. wmaker is the only lightweight which includes its' own GUI configuration tool. And there is another available if you don't like the one included. wmaker is extremely stable, mature, versatile and elegant.

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Old 02-07-2008, 05:23 AM   #7
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I've no particular favourite. I like KDE, xfce, and fluxbox. I don't dislike Gnome, not used it on Slack though, only on Debian and Ubuntu.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 05:26 AM   #8
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I used KDE almost exclusively when I started with Linux, as so much was available via the menus. It was a great learning environment. I also like it now with the compiz eye-candy (which can be useful if I want to have lots of documents open or a Windows refugee to impress).

Then I wanted a light weight window manager for some old machines, and played with xfce, which was somewhat faster and saved a lot of disk space if no KDE installed. Did not find it so productive as I spent too much time playing with look and feel options :-)

Then I tried WindowMaker, which is my current default. It is a pain to set up by comparison, but I now have a clean, quick interface that allows me to move through my preferred programs with ease. I would not recommend it to someone with little knowledge of Linux though.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:23 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by simcox1 View Post
KDE as a newbie, but too slow.
This sort of comment always makes me laugh.

Whatcha runnin' there? A PII w/128Mb RAM?
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnashley
I find wmaker to start much faster than fluxbox
You gotta be kidding me. Do you really notice the tenth of a second difference?

KDE for me. Nothing else feels as complete or well designed.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:29 AM   #10
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Usually I run fluxbox, but once in a while (Depends on the mood), I like KDE with eyecandy. That "kick" lasts a few days before I return to fluxbox.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 06:59 AM   #11
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fvwm with rounded corner patches and SVG support, usally in combination with pcmanfm.

Otherwise, Gnome.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 07:01 AM   #12
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Fluxbox once but kde now. I really like the support for udev/hal/dbus. I tried xfce once but there were no programs in the menu and I couldn't find out how to add them.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 07:55 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by gnashley View Post

As for the rest of my desktop it is nearly all GTK-1.2 applications with the exception of using opera(I'm spoiled). I even use my own hacked version of GTK-1.2 which has a file-chooser like no other you've evr seen.
Up until two years ago my fastest machine was a 233Mhz so I really needed very light weight stuff. Now I run a 700MhZ(wow!) machine. But using the same old lightweight apps lets me get a huge amount of work done without having to wait around fro apps to start. For instance, sylpheed-1.0.6 takes slightly less than one-half second to start. Over the years I've built up a very large colection of lightweight stuff.
I'm happy to see other Slackers running older hardware like me:-) I'm running Slackware 12 on an 800Mhz IBM with 768 MB RAM. If I had a P4 I'd probably run KDE. For me XFce does the trick as it has a few more bells and whistles than Flux or Blackbox. On Debian I like Gnome.
 
Old 02-07-2008, 08:09 AM   #14
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Currently the results are similar to the same poll from 2006.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=desktop+poll
 
Old 02-07-2008, 08:34 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by gnashley View Post
wmaker(patced to include history for runbox) with ROX-Filer-1.2.2(also patched to add several features) plus taskbar-1.0.2 as a panel. I use a specially modified version of wdm for GUI login(with animated penguins!) following bootup with grub with splashscreen and bootsplash with -get this: animatations. Yes, folks, I have bootsplash working with animations on slackware! Take a rope and hang me if you like, but my 4 year old son enjoys the penguins and my wife like the GUI login. The bootsplash animations are there just because I've never heard of anyone getting them to work except in gentoo and in SuSE (where there were there by default). I know real die-hard slackers will laugh at this, but part of being a slacker is being able to get things working where others have failed.

As for the rest of my desktop it is nearly all GTK-1.2 applications with the exception of using opera(I'm spoiled). I even use my own hacked version of GTK-1.2 which has a file-chooser like no other you've evr seen.
Up until two years ago my fastest machine was a 233Mhz so I really needed very light weight stuff. Now I run a 700MhZ(wow!) machine. But using the same old lightweight apps lets me get a huge amount of work done without having to wait around fro apps to start. For instance, sylpheed-1.0.6 takes slightly less than one-half second to start. Over the years I've built up a very large colection of lightweight stuff.

BTW, I find wmaker to start much faster than fluxbox and uses only slighty more RAM than fluxbox once running. wmaker is the only lightweight which includes its' own GUI configuration tool. And there is another available if you don't like the one included. wmaker is extremely stable, mature, versatile and elegant.
I tought wmaker is a almost dead project. Don't see any progress since 2006.
 
  


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