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View Poll Results: Do you use a DE in Slackware? Which?
No, I rather use a WM or sth else (fluxbox etc.) 53 42.40%
Xfce 44 35.20%
KDE Plasma 28 22.40%
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:33 PM   #61
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Currently I'm using XFCE at Current in my VMs (home & work)


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I use i3-gaps, it works for me.

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But...right now I'm thinking about to give a try with i3-gaps...
 
Old 07-02-2018, 04:35 PM   #62
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XFCE and KDE.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:08 PM   #63
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Wow, I'm really pleased to see WMs taking the top spot in the poll. On Slackware, I mainly use DWM and Ratpoison and I've been messing with herbstluftwm lately too.
True, but WMs have advantage of being pooled together on the poll. Grouping the DEs puts them slightly in front (and probably further ahead if other stuff like MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME, etc were included).
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:50 PM   #64
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True, but WMs have advantage of being pooled together on the poll. Grouping the DEs puts them slightly in front (and probably further ahead if other stuff like MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME, etc were included).
Good point.
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:54 PM   #65
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Then again, the "something else" in the poll could include those other desktop environments, so the whole thing is a bit unclear
 
Old 07-03-2018, 05:23 AM   #66
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True, but WMs have advantage of being pooled together on the poll. Grouping the DEs puts them slightly in front (and probably further ahead if other stuff like MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME, etc were included).
That's true, but it's still interesting. Among other things, it implies that a Linux distribution could omit a DE and still appeal to a significant userbase.

Edited to add: You're right, though, those users who voted for other WM might be using some other DE, too (Enlightenment, GNOME, etc).

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Old 07-04-2018, 10:27 PM   #67
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I'm back to Fluxbox on Slackware.

I was using KDE because my monitor broke and I was using an old CRT monitor that I had in the garage and Fluxbox wanted to go all 800x600 on it and I was just too lazy to deal with it.

I ran out and got a new monitor today at a Fourth of July sale and Fluxbox likes it. I'm happy because I can now again use tabbed windows and, even on this here computer with 16GB of RAMs, Fluxbox is noticeably faster than KDE.

I will add this to what I said earlier: I am comfortable with KDE and don't mind using it, but I do really prefer KDE applications--Konsole, Konqueror, Kate, and anything else that starts with "K"--to their alternatives from other DEs.

Heck, I use KDE on my Debian box. Works great.
 
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:27 PM   #68
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I'm back to Fluxbox on Slackware.

I was using KDE because my monitor broke and I was using an old CRT monitor that I had in the garage and Fluxbox wanted to go all 800x600 on it and I was just too lazy to deal with it.

I ran out and got a new monitor today at a Fourth of July sale and Fluxbox likes it. I'm happy because I can now again use tabbed windows and, even on this here computer with 16GB of RAMs, Fluxbox is noticeably faster than KDE.

I will add this to what I said earlier: I am comfortable with KDE and don't mind using it, but I do really prefer KDE applications--Konsole, Konqueror, Kate, and anything else that starts with "K"--to their alternatives from other DEs.

Heck, I use KDE on my Debian box. Works great.
 
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:14 AM   #69
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While I like LXDE, I think at this point running TDE or even GNOME MATE on today's hardware could be considered negligible in terms of resources being used. I wouldn't be opposed to using those. I am just lazy enough to not be bothered with configuring Fluxbox or Openbox myself. LXDE, MATE, and TDE have the functionality I need and AFAIK TDE and MATE on today's hardware I feel are rather lightweight, though yes, you can go lighter with just Fluxbox etc. Short of just using ratpoison or i3 (I personally wouldn't, because I'm not a masochist); or just be all CLI - won't get any lighter than that .

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Old 07-17-2018, 04:16 PM   #70
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Short of just using ratpoison or i3 (I personally wouldn't, because I'm not a masochist)
Funny, but I have to confess I love running ratpoison all the more so on a scorching-fast machine.
 
Old 07-19-2018, 01:21 PM   #71
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The KDE and XFCE packaged with Slackware work fine.

On a recent Slackware trip, I was looking to try one of the other DEs. GNOME looked nice, but seemed kind of invasive. On the other hand, WillySR's Cinnamon packages dropped right in and ran great; highly recommended.
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:37 PM   #72
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Thanks to willysr I can use Cinnamon, happy with it.
 
Old 07-19-2018, 01:52 PM   #73
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I cannot vote on a biassed poll which considers the KDE4 dead and buried.

I suggest to OP to write thousand times at board:

"KDE4 is NOT like the uber-bloated Plasma5"

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Old 07-19-2018, 02:38 PM   #74
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I cannot vote on a biassed poll which considers the KDE4 dead and buried.

I suggest to OP to write thousand times at board:

"KDE4 is NOT like the uber-bloated Plasma5"
I suggest you read the poll options again.
 
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:40 PM   #75
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Hey guys,

having trouble deciding between Xfce and KDE Plasma. If you use a DE, which do you prefer on Slackware? Which is "better supported"?
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I cannot vote on a biassed poll which considers the KDE4 dead and buried.

I suggest to OP to write thousand times at board:

"KDE4 is NOT like the uber-bloated Plasma5"
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I suggest you read the poll options again.
 
Old 07-19-2018, 04:21 PM   #76
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I cannot vote on a biassed poll which considers the KDE4 dead and buried.

I suggest to OP to write thousand times at board:

"KDE4 is NOT like the uber-bloated Plasma5"

Do you knock door to door harassing people?
 
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