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BCarey 10-17-2012 02:27 PM

XFCE and the Finest Linux Anywhere
 
I just got my new DVD of Slack 14.0, and couldn't help notice a big change from Slackware at least going back to 12.1 (the oldest one I could find here at home). Not only has XFCE gotten it's own tree on the inside, but it has supplanted KDE on the outside. I'm referring to the graphic on the back. Kudos to XFCE.

Brian

PS. I recently switched my own system from XFCE to i3wm after many years. I still use XFCE with all the users I support, though.

ReaperX7 10-17-2012 10:05 PM

The lighter-weight desktops are starting to show their true muscle and capabilities as being more system resource friendly that bulky desktop environments like GNOME, KDE, and Unity.

Fairly much you may start seeing more of LXDE, Xfce, and others like EDE, Ambient, and even Enlightenment as the regular offered desktop environments as time goes on and more focus shifts to making these lighter resource using desktops have better toolkits, configuration abilities, and overall functionality their bulky resource heavy cousins have.

Several of these are available as SlackBuilds from my knowledge.

688a 10-17-2012 11:18 PM

I am pretty new to linux. I started my linux experiences with xfce, and now I'm using i3wm most of the time. It's taking me some times to get used to i3. But it's worth it.

Actually, I've found myself that most of the things in xfce has not been using and i3 is more neat to me.

By the way, the version 4.3 of i3 can't be used in Slackware. I tried to update it and ended up the mod+d didn't work for me.

dTd 10-18-2012 06:44 AM

Fluxbox, or any of the _boxes are all I need, I keep trying the others but always fall back on the clean tight hand made menus of flux and it's cousins.

TobiSGD 10-18-2012 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by 688a (Post 4808733)
I am pretty new to linux. I started my linux experiences with xfce, and now I'm using i3wm most of the time. It's taking me some times to get used to i3. But it's worth it.

I often find myself sitting in front of a Windows machine wondering why my shortcuts configured for i3 won't work.

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By the way, the version 4.3 of i3 can't be used in Slackware. I tried to update it and ended up the mod+d didn't work for me.
I am running the i3 git version (which is currently 4.3 + a few bugfixes) on Slackware 14. You need to disable pango support to get it running, here is how to do that: http://www.slackword.net/?p=514


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