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View Poll Results: What WM you use?
KDE 65 35.52%
Gnome 24 13.11%
XFCE 41 22.40%
Box 20 10.93%
Enlightenment 2 1.09%
Other 31 16.94%
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:58 PM   #31
RajahBrooke
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I use KDE 4.4.5, though I have dwm installed for the minimalist, tiling goodness. I find KDE to be ridiculously responsive on Slackware, and looks great, so I spend most time there.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 03:12 PM   #32
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IceWM or Fluxbox. I have booted into xfce to play around.
Don't even install kde 4.*
 
Old 08-11-2010, 03:23 PM   #33
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Long Live Blackbox

I use blackbox and bbkeys, because I want a fast system without icons cluttering up the screen.

The blackbox menu is also very easy to change with a text editor, and desktop backgrounds can be placed with xv.

I've tried nearly every window manager, and blackbox is the slickest for my requirements.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #34
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I use KDE-4.5.0 from AlienBob. I just now downloaded and installed, and it seems to be great! While I have used other DE's, among them XFCE, Afterstep, Enlightenment, and probably others, I always stay with KDE. Its where I get my work done. I haven't used Gnome since it left Slackware.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 03:45 PM   #35
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So and are you happy with the offers of Slackware?
For example, XFCE have a new version a few months now and no update, not even in -current.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 04:57 PM   #36
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So and are you happy with the offers of Slackware?
Yeah, I'm willing to wait for "official" releases of any software, although I have got newer releases of KDE for 13.0 from vbatts, and for 13.1 from Alien Bob.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 05:04 PM   #37
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So and are you happy with the offers of Slackware?
For example, XFCE have a new version a few months now and no update, not even in -current.
I upgraded to Robby's package.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 05:16 PM   #38
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Xmonad and occasionally wmii. When you try a mature tiling window manager there is simple no way back. Nothing beats them on field of efficiency & speed. No more screen space waste, no pointless manual windows placing/resizing etc.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 07:47 PM   #39
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I use KDE-4.5.0 from AlienBob. I just now downloaded and installed, and it seems to be great! While I have used other DE's, among them XFCE, Afterstep, Enlightenment, and probably others, I always stay with KDE. Its where I get my work done. I haven't used Gnome since it left Slackware.
Yep...I must agree...just took the leap to Eric's 4.5 and am still likin'
the new KDE.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #40
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Which box?

I used KDE and XFCE both, but sometimes I'm annoyed when I cannot right-click an zip file and extract its content on XFCE (have to do it on command line). So I now use KDE and casted vote for it.

When I need heavy development with virtualbox open and all those tools, I tend to use XFCE though.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 12:32 AM   #41
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Openbox + tint2 + wbar (a dock) + feh (for changing background)
 
Old 08-12-2010, 06:53 AM   #42
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Fluxbox here!
 
Old 08-12-2010, 09:28 AM   #43
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I use XFCE. but Fluxbox is pretty nice too.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 12:48 PM   #44
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Weird poll options, even aside from the DE/WM terminology - I'd think it'd be a list of the GUIs actually shipped with Slack (no 'e' or 'gnome') and 'other' - something like:

blackbox
fluxbox
fvwm
kde
mwm
twm
windowmaker
xfce
other

And we also just did this poll, with slightly less random options.

But, as I rarely pass up an opportunity to promote the One True GUI, as I said there, it's fvwm, though I build my own 2.5.x rather than use the 2.4.20 Slack ships. Quoting another poster from that thread:

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Originally Posted by jimkalb View Post
It's infinitely configurable. If you stick with it, and tinker a little now and then, you eventually get it exactly as you want and can't imagine living with anything else.
(Or even if you just have a massive config session and hardly revise the config for the years after that.)

The rule to fvwm is just to not be put off by whatever config it may have when you first encounter it and to throw that one out. Make your own and it'll become what you want.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 12:51 PM   #45
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The rule to fvwm is just to not be put off by whatever config it may have when you first encounter it and to throw that one out. Make your own and it'll become what you want.
I'm curious. What does fvwm do that can't be done by configuring any of the *boxes?
 
  


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