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Old 04-10-2004, 10:36 PM   #1
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if i install kde and windowmaker will my system slow down?

i was just wondering if i installed kde and window maker, would my system slow down at all. also i was wordering if there is a better combo. if anyone has any other suggestions im all ears. lastly, what kind of work (timewize) does it take to install those window managers? i finally finished the installation for redhat9.0 and configured everything, i think with gnome. any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-10-2004, 11:30 PM   #2
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You shouldn't see a system slowdown because you will only be running one window manager / desktop environment at a time. Hard drive space is a different story. ON my mandrake box, I have kde, gnome and icewm installed (different users have different preferences). Installing the window managers depends on what distro you're using. Compiling kde (or probably window maker for that matter) is pure hell, so you'd probably want to go the route of prebuilt packages. regardless, installing kde is probably not going to be easy, especially in the are of dependencies. I don't think red hat has a program like urpmi, which does all of the dependencies itself, which makes things a hell of a lot easier. With red hat, I think you're going to have to just install each rpm one by one, and do some configurations on top of that. So, all in all, I'd say6 that it would be quite a project to undertake but it may not be that if you stick to it.


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