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Old 06-13-2018, 01:26 PM   #1
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I posted a reply to a question, but there is still a little box up top saying that I have not posted, so I guess I have to do this.

I've been out the nix game for a while now. Slack used to be my UNIX of choice. Haven't had it since 9 or 10(It was right before the KDE switch to bloated everything), tried Ubuntu, didn't know how I felt about Gnome, tried some distro with xfce(possibly Xbuntu) and liked xfce. got back into Slack when 13.37 came out(just because) but started Windows shortly after because of game dev on Unity(Not the same Unity you probably think about when you hear the word). I currently do not have anything installed, but will be in the process of clearing a laptop for nix soon-ish.
So, if you suck at following instructions, and did not ignore this thread, I like you already, but any awesome differences happen with Slack or KDE? Is KDE still as bloated as I left it? Or did they tone it down some. I might go directly to xfce if nothing has changed.
But yeah, Im just here to prepare to feel at home at a terminal again, and answer what I can find, wherever I can find it.
Hi, and I feel welcome being back, whether you like it or not.
(that box better be gone after this)
 
Old 06-13-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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Hi, and I feel welcome being back, whether you like it or not.
Welcome back!
KDE 4 is just fine on Slackware 14.2 and on -current. At the moment I am running XFCE on all of my Slackware desktops and laptops, but, I do run KDE from time to time and like it.
 
Old 06-13-2018, 01:40 PM   #3
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Welcome Back. I use Xfce and Fluxbox sometimes i3, KDE is too bloated all consuming for me.

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You can always de-select KDE during install (keep all others), I've never had a problem doing that as long as I am not trying to run a KDE program anyway.

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Old 06-13-2018, 01:40 PM   #4
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XFCE is still there; I don't use KDE very much, so I can't say much about it.

If your laptop drive is big enough (anything semi-modern will be), just install the whole thing, try KDE and XFCE out, and then use the one you like.
 
Old 06-13-2018, 03:37 PM   #5
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I am aware that I can leave out packages, I remember the install pretty well, I cut my teeth on slack, and formatted to reinstall numerous times just to get used to installing to try to understand what happened during install to understand how it worked. I think ill be leaving KDE off along with the KDE packages, unless 3.5 is an option(from disks or official repos)
I liked 3.5 and very didn't like 4. It seemed crammed with random nonessential stuff just to show that it could handle it. I guess I was just hoping 5 came out in my absence, and went back to function over form.
Thanks for the welcome backs and im already excited about jumping in.

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Old 06-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #6
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Eric (AlienBob) is working hard to get KDE/Plasma 5 in for the next release.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5799214
https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/

there is also slackpkg+ an extension to slackpkg that allows third party repos. Not from Eric but he did write up a nice blog post about it: https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/int...-repositories/
 
Old 06-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #7
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...I think ill be leaving KDE off along with the KDE packages, unless 3.5 is an option(from disks or official repos)
I liked 3.5 and very didn't like 4...
Hi and welcome back.

KDE 3.5 is basically dead and buried. I've tried the modern equivalent of Trinity and like it a lot - almost enough to start using PCLinuxOS as my main distro. Unfortunately all the (non source) install packages are debs or rpms. I haven't yet had the time to work at installing it on Slackware.

I'm not a fan of kde4/Plasma 5 but I've tried AlienBob's live version of Plasma 5 and think it's going to work for me when it's part of the next stable Slack (this ISN'T meant as faint praise of Eric's work, but I really dislike the direction KDE's gone in). It's worth a try as a full install to see if it meets your needs. The only reason I'm not running it yet is because I'm waiting for the next Slackware to be ready.
 
  


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