LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-20-2003, 05:13 PM   #1
hamoksh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: SlackWare - RedHat - SuSE
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Best Desktop (GUI) ??


can someone plz help me on this, i rekon that KDE is very Buggy and freezes alot, and Gnome has less features that KDE, so i can't put up with both really

so is there better desktops than these two ? (KDE, GNOME)
and if there is where can i download them, and are they bug free ?
or at least not as buggy as KDE ?

thnx
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:22 PM   #2
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
This is asked quite frequently and a search probably would have turned up many results.

There are many desktop and window managers available for Linux, but there isn't a best one. That's just a personal opinion that most will give you.

A short list of some of the most common desktops/window managers:

KDE
Gnome
Blackbox
Fluxbox
WindowMaker
XFce
Enlightenment
Sawfish
Metacity

And many more....
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:32 PM   #3
hamoksh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: SlackWare - RedHat - SuSE
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
sorry for posting without searching first, but can u tell me which one is said to be less in bugs and more stable (with lots of features)

i know i sound very annoying and a pain in the ass and sorry for that too
but i'm so confused
 
Old 08-20-2003, 05:47 PM   #4
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
Quote:
Originally posted by hamoksh
sorry for posting without searching first, but can u tell me which one is said to be less in bugs and more stable (with lots of features)

i know i sound very annoying and a pain in the ass and sorry for that too
but i'm so confused
Well I personally use Gnome and never have any problems. I don't think your going to find one totally bug free but about all of them are along the same in stableness, well at least the one's I've tried.

I've used Gnome, Blackbox, XFce, KDE (Hated, too bloated), WindowMaker and Enlightenment all at one time of another.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:00 PM   #5
TrashCanMan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Midlands, UK
Distribution: Slackware 10, Mandrake 9.2, Knoppix, Win XP
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
WARNING! - Totally untechnical answer here:

I use KDE (with Mandrake 9,1) - I've never had a crash or bug affect my work, it's intuitive (as Linux/Unix can be!!), and it's sooo pretty...

I think it's worth taking a peek! Kicks the butt off of XP, in my opinion!

On a personal side note, I'd love to hear the benefits of Gnome or WindowMaker over KDE, as it's the only one I've tried - and who knows? maybe some other pretty little thing may turn my head!!!!

Superficially yours,

TrashCanMan
 
Old 08-20-2003, 06:55 PM   #6
Tenover
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 123

Rep: Reputation: 15
Gnome with Ximian Desktop2 is awesome.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 07:05 PM   #7
lappen
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
im usign blackbox or fluxbox, both are great and you can really configure them as you want.....
 
Old 08-20-2003, 07:28 PM   #8
BLAMM0
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 18

Rep: Reputation: 0
i'm using WindowMaker because i like the speed of it
 
Old 08-20-2003, 08:18 PM   #9
Skyline
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: Debian/other
Posts: 2,104

Rep: Reputation: 45
For all the Window Managers :

http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
Old 08-20-2003, 08:24 PM   #10
darthtux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: 35.7480 N, 95.3690 W
Distribution: Debian, Gentoo, Red Hat, Solaris
Posts: 2,070

Rep: Reputation: 46
I like a lighter window manager
icewm, window maker, fluxbox

It's cool because you can run and GNOME or KDE apps no matter what window manager you have.

icewm or enlightenment are really good because it works really well with the GNOME panel.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 08:35 PM   #11
nakkaya
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Turkey&USA
Distribution: Emacs and linux is its device driver(Slackware,redhat)
Posts: 1,398

Rep: Reputation: 45
i use gnome it is a bit slow but still faster than kde i havent had problems with it like crashing. but if you want a lighter one check out fluxbox it is the best among window managers
 
Old 08-21-2003, 01:45 AM   #12
gargamel237
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
I like gnome, but have blackbox installed also for when I want something with a little smaller footprint.
 
Old 08-21-2003, 07:24 AM   #13
hamoksh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Distribution: SlackWare - RedHat - SuSE
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
hey guys sorry

but what the difference between the Window Manager and a Desktop ?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remote desktop software to control desktop GUI? Phaethar Linux - Software 3 06-27-2008 10:30 AM
How do I change my desktop/GUI? donJulio Slackware 4 09-17-2005 12:42 PM
Gui Desktop Crypt0 Linux - Newbie 2 09-23-2004 12:02 PM
No desktop, GUI vsj Linux - General 3 04-13-2004 06:10 PM
Desktop GUI Iman986 Linux - Newbie 6 10-23-2003 04:49 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration