Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2005, 12:05 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Gentoo 2006.1 @ linux 2.6.18-g-r6
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
What's the best Desktop Environment?

Hi there!

I'm running a Dual Xeon (450Mhz) with a GeForce 4 MX (256mb) graphics card and I've installed Slackware 10.1

I've ripped down (as far as that's possible) the minimal distro and started from scratch to:
1) rebuild my kernel
2) setup a Lilo Dual Boot (WinXp Pro)
3) install swaret, dhcpcd, HomeLanSecurity, ... = 'internet shit'

Now I've come to the part where I want to install XFree86, FluxBox and last of all, a desktop environment

As you can see, I'm quite a control-freak, I want to know exactly what's installed and what's not installed. So my question is logicaly: What's the best (meaning easiest to install, setup and change later on) desktop environment for a fairly lightweight system?
Old 04-23-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Kent, England
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 19,192
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 471Reputation: 471Reputation: 471Reputation: 471Reputation: 471
Fluxbox is a Window Manager - a Desktop Environment (KDE/Gnome) is a lot more full featured and thus heavier. Just install the libraries and stick with Fluxbox.
Old 04-23-2005, 12:26 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Boston
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 502

Rep: Reputation: 30
Fluxbox is technically a windows manager, but you can get it to do pretty much all of what you'd need from a DE like gnome or kde. plus it's easy to tweak and lightweight. or you could go for blackbox, enlightenment, window maker which are also minimal.


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
Help with Desktop environment plato399 Linux - Newbie 2 10-21-2005 08:41 PM
Which desktop environment do you use? dinolinux General 13 10-01-2005 03:10 AM
which desktop environment bendeco13 Linux - General 3 04-12-2005 06:46 PM
which desktop environment? rgiggs Mandriva 2 04-09-2004 08:47 PM
Which Desktop Environment You Use? xoros Linux - General 43 10-21-2003 06:04 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.

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