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bb-boy 02-05-2002 03:13 PM

Why use a Desktop Environment?
I dont see the point in using one... why do people use kde/gnome?
why not just run bb, e, ice, etc by itself?
all you need is qt, gtk widgets.
why do people use them?

rshaw 02-05-2002 03:20 PM

because it's not the '70's anymore.

ryanstrayer 02-05-2002 08:36 PM

Because people feel the need to be inidated in complexity and problems. If there system isn't crashing every five minutes, something is wrong (esspecially if it doesn't look like a Microsoft product). So therefor we have Gnome and KDE to thank for that. :D :D :D

trickykid 02-05-2002 08:45 PM

i don't use them.. but use XFce... and only tend to use it when I want to look at graphics ( make as well ), and the web and maybe typing using abiword... everything else tends to stay command line..

DavidPhillips 02-05-2002 09:08 PM

What are you using on LFS trickykid?

trickykid 02-05-2002 09:15 PM

actually i was using XFce but my LFS I am trying to find the time to restart as its just blank partitions, trying to totally customize this time on my LFS, creating the partitions instead of using one large partition to start out with. until I start it up again hopefully tomorrow on my day off.. but most likely I will use XFce again and probably GNOME..

DavidPhillips 02-05-2002 11:07 PM

I think I will try Xfce on mine

I am compiling glibc now, got a ways to go.

I only have three partitions for mine

elist 02-06-2002 02:34 AM

I use WindowMaker, and in my opinion the only thing that beats that is black box. I would use BB all the time, cept I don't have the time to set it all up how I would like. It's much easier to setup WM.
The fact that you can just click on the desktop to get a menu is nice, rather than always heading off with the mouse to get to the 'start' menu. Who needs to waste screen space with a task bar?

DavidPhillips 02-06-2002 09:09 PM

for those taskbar lovers, you can still have one in wmaker if you want.

el_felipe 02-07-2002 03:49 AM


Originally posted by rshaw
because it's not the '70's anymore.
ha ha ha

BTW I use enlightenment with a nice GNOME panel


rlpt 02-07-2002 10:46 AM

Im never really sure what 'desktop enviroment' means. I think it is just a window manager, using a particular widget set and some applications that come with it.

Anyway i use blackbox on low end systems and gnome/sawfish on faster machines, because i just love the gnome panel and gtk+.

DavidPhillips 02-07-2002 11:11 AM

I have a few I'm trying on LFS now


there all pretty fast

I want to get CDE but I guess it's not free:rolleyes:

gotta get black box, the sites been down

thinking about gnome

elist 02-07-2002 11:12 AM

You mention getting blackbox, have you tried fluxbox?

DavidPhillips 02-07-2002 11:15 AM

not yet


DavidPhillips 02-07-2002 11:24 AM

OK now I do,

Add fluxbox to the list

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