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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 08-19-2010, 08:51 AM   #76
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Couldn't agree more. Vertical space is at a far higher premium on these newfangled shortscreen monitors and the windowmaker dock down the side of the screen works very well on that format.

Sadly, my 1280x1024 4:3 LCD panel just died on me (after 3 years and 2 months - it came with a 3 year warranty! Typical!!!) so I'll be purchasing a new shortscreen monitor sometime very soon.
Exactly.. i don't understand why it is so difficult to find a large 4:3 monitor nowadays... It's like somebody in the industry decided monitors are only good for watching hd video.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 11:04 AM   #77
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I use window maker... it really suits my needs and i have a feeling that the dock alone provides more screen estate now that most monitors are widescreen.
Personally, I would not use a setup with panels, taskbars or docks that don't auto-hide.

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Old 08-19-2010, 11:58 AM   #78
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I'm using Xfce because it is simple but not too simple like Fluxbox. If I wouldn't use Xfce I'd probably use KDE oder WindowMaker, but I don't like KDE4 and I think that Xfce is more comfortable than WindowMaker is.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 12:20 PM   #79
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I use KDE on -current, because I feel most comfortable with it. I can't tune fluxbox and xfce as I want or for my needs. Until recently I used GSB - it's perfect, but only for stable. Ever thought that gnome is most-development environments, but lately I notice that this is kde.
 
Old 08-19-2010, 06:55 PM   #80
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Exactly.. i don't understand why it is so difficult to find a large 4:3 monitor nowadays... It's like somebody in the industry decided monitors are only good for watching hd video.
Close!

Somebody in the industry discovered that manufacturing "widescreen" monitors is more efficient, since you can cut more of them from a single sheet of liquid crystal, so there is less waste per sheet.

As always, it comes back to money...
 
Old 08-19-2010, 07:07 PM   #81
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Somebody in the industry discovered that manufacturing "widescreen" monitors is more efficient, since you can cut more of them from a single sheet of liquid crystal, so there is less waste per sheet.

As always, it comes back to money...
It's similar with processors. They introduced 3-core CPUs as a new line of processors, whereas in fact they are just quad cores with one faulty core
 
Old 08-19-2010, 08:21 PM   #82
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Im using stumpwm for about 3 years and i don't feel like changing.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 04:38 PM   #83
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Talking

Enlightenment right now, but KDE before. Running into some issues, but will work through them.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #84
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Hi

I use KDE since I started with Linux. I have used other WM but I really like KDE. I am a regular user of Linux and not a scholar ....
Slackware & KDE are a great duo!

Thanks
 
Old 08-23-2010, 06:09 PM   #85
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Now I'm permanently sticking with GNOME. I've tried again and again to get used to KDE, and I'm never going to do it. GNOME is better in a lot of ways to me, and there's no reason for me to keep using KDE at this point.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 07:39 AM   #86
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I have used most of them, but for the last months I have discovered the benefits of using tiling window managers and I am a happy xmonad user (although awesome and ion3 are worth it).
 
Old 09-06-2010, 07:06 PM   #87
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Using KDE 4.4.3 here but missing kde3... I am not very satisfied with kde4 the way it is going because I feel it is heavy, hard on resources and I am a "retro style" user, i.e. no eye candies, no shiny stuff, pretty animations, etc... There is also these useless features akonadi, nepomuk, strigi, etc that makes you feel you're using vista. In fact I am currently searching for a replacement to kde 4 but I fear that I will have problems to migrate my slack setup without problems... (application compatibility, same features as kde, etc).

Tried xfce, too many missing features and too basic.. not interested in windowmaker, too primitive. would openbox be a good choice?
 
Old 09-06-2010, 10:18 PM   #88
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If XFCE is too basic and featureless for you then it's likely only KDE or Gnome would satisfy. However, you say you don't like eye candy or various other features, so maybe it would. Basically, try it and see. (I'd run through blackbox, fluxbox, and the other WMs Slack comes with first, though.) Maybe if you specified which features you want that XFCE doesn't have people could help more. (Though this thread is more about what you use than what you don't yet use.)
 
Old 09-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #89
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I said above that I have always used KDE, but I feel very homesick for kde3.
KDE4 is very nice but very heavy...


----------Kde4 could be lighter !---------------
 
Old 09-07-2010, 11:54 AM   #90
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KDE4 is very nice but very heavy...
oh yeah! light weight or heavyweight matters of course but my real problem are buggy and incomplete features like akonadi that dont even run "out-of-the-box"... I cal that bloated software.

That being said, instead of whinning I will try to install slack-current and upgrade to kde4.5.1 from Alienbob's packages to see if its better or getting worse... At least I will have a clear picture of the direction where it is going... maybe (I hope) that kde4.4 was just immature...

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