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View Poll Results: How many wm's or de's do you use?
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Old 10-01-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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How many wm's and or de's do you use?

Hi guys,

I was wondering how many window managers and desktop environments you use on the same system. Now I'm not sure which one is a de or wm, but I mean things like gnome, kde, fluxbox, fvwm, openbox...

I'm currently using fluxbox, but considering getting gnome again for some variety.

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Old 10-01-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:21 PM   #3
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I'm using gnome right now (and hating it to death)

anyways, i have fvwm on my system, I'm just writing the start script for it so it looks and acts like i want it to .... maybe in a few more weeks i can delete gnome and say hello to fvwm

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Old 10-01-2004, 08:00 PM   #4
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When doing school work I use gnome.. mainly because I need quick access the file system and doublclciking to open files...

otherwise.. I use fluxbox.
Old 10-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #5
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Originally posted by SciYro
I'm using gnome right now (and hating it to death)
You know, I always try Gnome because I use Gnumeric and AbiWord as well as other GTK apps, but I always friggin' hate it!

For me, it always comes down to hating Nautilus. But apart from that, Gnome always seems to get in my way. More so than KDE (which is what I use a majority of the time). I just wish KDE would make Konqueror a better web browser. It doesn't display web pages correctly sometimes and flash doesn't work properly on a lot of sites. There are other issues as well. I know I can (and do) use firefox, but I like the integration.

Oh well, I guess nothing is perfect.

Some day when I have time (read never ) I'd like to try and make a minimal wm look and act cool. I like Ice for that. I can't get into XFCE but I like what they are doing.

My big issue with the lighter wm's is that if you start a KDE or GTK/Gnome app you may as well be using the full DE. I don't see the point. Not with my hardware anyway.

Old 10-01-2004, 10:13 PM   #6
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I started with Gnome, which at the time had all sorts of great features, but then somebody got the great idea to strip out all the impressive features and go "minimilistic" sawmill/fish is a sorry joke, and the fact that the Gnome control panel is actually WORSE than MS's offering is beyond annoying.

That said, one of the strengths of Linux is that one group doesn't run the whole shop. KDE, which at one time was not much more than a MS Windows clone with some Unix-style features, has adopted many of the features the Gnome folks have dropped.

I still use Gnome, because I know it well enough to change the desktop and adjust things the way I like. However, for new users looking for a reason to use Linux over MS, I always recommend a KDE desktop. Gnome's default makes Win98 look better, which is not a way to sell Linux, free as it is, be it beer or cash.

Hopefully somebody at Gnome will figure this out in time. I won't hold my breath, because look how long it took the KDE folks to realize it.
Old 10-01-2004, 10:35 PM   #7
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KDE, which at one time was not much more than a MS Windows clone with some Unix-style features, has adopted many of the features the Gnome folks have dropped.
Why do we need to classify features as bad simply because they exists in windows? I realize that was not the gist of this statement, but the implication seems apparent. I may be limited in imagination, but how unique can a gui interface be? You can vow never to use anything that resembles windows, but at some point you would be cutting off your nose to spite your face, yes?
Old 10-01-2004, 11:03 PM   #8
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I use window maker because i can make all the icons tiny and just use the click menu. I dont really like kde or gnome because they steal my precious resources and i like to hoarde my preciouss resources all to myself and rub my hands together in glee.

i also use it because i like the leetwm theme, and it is less similar to the windows gui, which was begining to irritate a bit when i discovered linux
Old 10-01-2004, 11:04 PM   #9
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KDE + Gnome.

And of course - the failsafe terminal
Old 10-02-2004, 12:42 AM   #10
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I use Fluxbox approximately 93.857% of the time (that's just an estimate, of course).
Sometimes I use evilwm or ion when I feel like getting all minimalist, and on a rare occasion load xfce, kde, or gnome for the hell of it.
Old 10-02-2004, 02:42 AM   #11
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I'm using fluxbox but I've got icewm installed as well.
Old 10-02-2004, 03:01 AM   #12
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One is usually enough
Old 10-02-2004, 03:30 AM   #13
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I use KDE as default on my Slack system, but I also use xfce once in a while. On my servers I have fluxbox, in case I need to use any graphical tools to administer them, which is quite rare.
Old 10-02-2004, 03:44 AM   #14
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Old 10-02-2004, 05:17 AM   #15
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I'm using only KDE. Tried Fluxbox and it's ok, but I could never make it run like I want. And Gnome...I hate Gnome!



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