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Old 12-19-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Gnome of XFCE for me?

I was wondering whether I should run Gnome or XFCE on my 800 mhz PPC G4 wiht 768mb of RAM and 158 gigs on a external firewire drive.

Most things should wokr, and I to be able ot tweak it so I have something like a dock.

I wouldn't mind installing themes ot make it look better, but installing them should be easy.

I am sorta eye candy requiring, so keep that in mind.

P.S. If I use XFCE, I will probably use Xubuntu.
Old 12-19-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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I've only been using Linux for a little bit, neither of them seem to be too resource consuming when it comes to graphics. So, if it's capability you're worried about, you have nothing to worry about.

When it comes to desktops and graphics, you can make any desktop look like whatever you want. If you're coming from Mac, go with the Gnome desktop as it will be familiar to you.


Old 12-19-2006, 03:12 PM   #3
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Either of them fit most of those requirements, as they both use the same way of creating the GUI (Gtk) and you have enough RAM to be Okay with Gnome (in my opinion). If you want the dock right out of the box, XFCE would be it. However, GNOME has a very usable interface too.

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Old 12-19-2006, 03:20 PM   #4
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Gnome--->Xfce--->Terminal------------------------------------->KDE, in that order.

I really like Gnome, Xfce is a very close second, Terminal completely confuses me, so its useless to me. KDE is so gawd awful ugly, I can't stand it. I guess I'd rather be confused than disgusted . KDE is popular though, so I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You probably have the juice to run either one, but my understanding is Xfce is a little easier on resources than Gnome. Your processor being a little on the slow side by todays standards, Xubuntu is probably the way to go.

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I like fluxbox instead gnome or xfce.
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I recently installed debian lenny w/gnome on my old pc //Pentium3 @ 733, 192 MB ram, HDD@ 5400rpm// and it works really good. But I haven't enabled compiz fusion yet, it was kinda struggling on a previous installation of ubuntu with compiz fusion enabled but it may be fine with your computer specs.

I would definitely choose gnome all the way!

(slackware could also be a good choice)

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