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The nominees are:

KDE
XFce
Fluxbox
WindowMaker
Blackbox
Other (Not Gnome. Gnome is not included in Slackware)

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Old 08-08-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
cwwilson721
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What desktop (included in the standard Slackware install) do you use?


And why?

Speed? Ease of use? Stability? Reminds you of Windows?
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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I use KDE. Back when I first installed slack my (college) roommate told me to pick between KDE and Gnome (Gnome was included). I picked KDE. To be honest I haven't given the others a fair shot (I've used each of them about once for about 10 minutes). My computer has enough juice to run it well, so there are no speed considerations, really. I use a lot of KDE programs, so I figure I might as well just use KDE. About the only non-KDE apps I use are internet apps and games. I might give Xfce another try, though.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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Flux because I have full control over it. I used kde a few times but don't like the way that sometimes an app will depend on several other programs to be running.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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KDE rulez!

I voted KDE and XFCE. I use KDE at home (the gaming PC ), at work (the damn Intel machine) and on my slacktop (my chaparrita). But as I like to compile the new KDE versions as soon as they come out, that takes around 1 or 2 days, in that meanwhile I use XFCE

I just plain love KDE, I'm sooo damn used to it that I can't and I don't want to spend the time using another window manager. I have a bunch of configurations, personalizations, optimizations, modifications and other whatever-ations that it doesn't even resemble the original KDE nor windoze
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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KDE on my desktop, Fluxbox on 3 other boxes.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:32 PM   #6
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KDE these days. When I first got into linux, Gnome appealed to me asthetically and Fedora Core 1 had some major KDE issues. However, the more I used Gnome, the more I discovered how much I don't care for it functionally. KDE on slack is very responsive and I find myself using Amarok and Konquerer quite a lot. I've also slowly begun to really get into Kmail as a mail client. Finally, I think that Konsole is one of the finest terminal emulators out there. It is very responsive and has tons of features. My
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:37 PM   #7
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KDE, I gave Gnome a shot at the same time as Gentoo, but I couldn't get to like either. <3 Slack+KDE.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:41 PM   #8
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I use fluxbox, blackbox, xfce on my Slackware desktop machine. Is blackbox included in Slackware 10.2? I think I downloaded a newer version. But I seem to use fluxbox the most because it's easy to set up as a clean desktop with nothing but wallpaper.

I also use icewm on my OpenBSD desktop machine and I'd like to try windowmaker, fvwm, and ION but I don't have time.

> Speed?

Definitely, I can't stand KDE because of the bloat and gnome is just ugly. Flux is the best compromise I've found.

> Ease of use?

Fluxbox is a snap to set up.

> Stability?

Never had problems with any of them. Xfce can be a little flaky but it's also very nice. I like the way it does tabbing because you can't cover the tabs accidentally. Very nice feature. But updating the menus is a drag.

> Reminds you of Windows?

Definitely not. Anything that does, is right out.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:55 PM   #9
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Fluxbox!

One word: simplicity...
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:59 PM   #10
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I would put my vote in for KDE, although I have tried others such as GNOME, Fluxbox, XFCE, FVWM95(dropped from 10.2 apparantly), and I tried JWM but couldn't get it to work. The reason why I still use KDE, is it actually seems to run just fine on my 450Mhz pc, even though I don't use any animations or anything. I also really like the Konsole, and it just seems more functional than the gnome-terminal. I like seeing username@host and the directory name, instead of bash-3.0$ in gnome-terminal and xterm, and also the fortunes, which doesn't come up in other terminals.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 06:10 PM   #11
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Speed?

Windowmaker or icewm

Ease of use?

Windowmaker

Stability?

Windowmaker or Icewm

Reminds you of Windows?

I have never owned a copy of windows in my entire life.


However, I personally use gnome, even though it is not included with slackware, simply because it's exactly what I want to use. Windowmaker and Icewm are also in 2nd and 3rd, but ultimately gnome does what they can do and more, better, and quicker.


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I would put my vote in for KDE, although I have tried others such as GNOME, Fluxbox, XFCE, FVWM95(dropped from 10.2 apparantly), and I tried JWM but couldn't get it to work. The reason why I still use KDE, is it actually seems to run just fine on my 450Mhz pc, even though I don't use any animations or anything. I also really like the Konsole, and it just seems more functional than the gnome-terminal. I like seeing username@host and the directory name, instead of bash-3.0$ in gnome-terminal and xterm, and also the fortunes, which doesn't come up in other terminals.
The stuff that shows up in the terminal are NOT related to the DE at all, but are nothing more than commands or environmental variables that come from the file ~/.bashrc.

Last edited by liquidtenmilion; 08-08-2006 at 06:12 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 06:16 PM   #12
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XFCE is my main desktop because it's full-featured but not bloated.But I use all the others as and when the mood strikes me

Edit: added reason

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 08-08-2006 at 06:19 PM.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #13
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KDE on my desktop and laptop, because they have the power (CPU and GPU wise) to handle all the eye candy I like to see on my 21 inch screen.

Xfce on every other machine (this includes several remote servers I manage through VNC, and the virtual machines I run inside QEMU and where KDE would be a waste of precious CPU cycles :-) because it is still lean and mean, and good-looking .

But still I liked the look&feel of Gnome best, in the early days before it was destroyed by developers pampering their intended user base.

Cheers, Eric
 
Old 08-08-2006, 06:18 PM   #14
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Fluxbox.

Simple, fast, easily configurable...

Everything I want is under my right mouse button...
 
Old 08-08-2006, 06:26 PM   #15
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I use KDE on my primary desktop since, in my opinion, it's the most complete desktop manager. I also think KDE is a pretty decent replacement for Windows as it provides a lot of the features (and more!) that I was so accustomed to in Windows.

However, I use fluxbox for my custom Slackware I am putting together for myself (and I guess anyone else that wants to use it). Fluxbox was real easy to customize and strip out all the extra unneeded stuff. It's also real light way and doesn't have a lot of bulk. This was important to me since I am working with a 256Mb size limit, and the gui will only be used for one specific porous. Essentially, all my fluxbox will do is handle window creation and borders/toolbars. This took about 10 min to learn and implement as apposed to other light weight desktops I tried.

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