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View Poll Results: Which Desktop Are You Using with Slackware 13?
Blackbox 2 0.58%
Fluxbox 56 16.33%
FVWM 14 4.08%
KDE 173 50.44%
WMaker 6 1.75%
Xfce 86 25.07%
Gnome 6 1.75%
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:36 AM   #136
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Not to defend the Resource Hog (well it IS!), but that was KDE 4.2.1 in Slackware 13.0. KDE is now up to 4.4.x. It MIGHT be a tad better. I don't know, it's still too much of a Hog for me to use.
IF, IF, you disable the Evil Triplets, Akonadi, Nepomuk, and Strigi, then KDE 4.4.0, isn't bad.
However, I've been using Xfce long enough now that I've found I don't need KDE. There are a couple of KDE apps I like, e.g., Kopete, but other than that there would be no need to even install KDE. After running KDE for about 5 minutes last night, I realized just how much more I prefer Xfce and immediately switch back to it.

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Old 03-19-2010, 08:59 PM   #137
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xfce is the perfect for me too.
would like to see more widgets and apps for it.
 
Old 03-19-2010, 10:14 PM   #138
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I only see 3 desktops in this poll

And nothing I've used for any length of time
 
Old 03-20-2010, 05:50 AM   #139
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KDE 4.4 ftw - it's very nice. I tryed fluxbox and i like that it's faster, but not very complete for me. With xfce I don't feel very comfortable as kde.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 05:52 AM   #140
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I only see 3 desktops in this poll

And nothing I've used for any length of time
The original poll in the first post was made using the desktops listed on the Slackware page at Distrowatch.com. Just FYI.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=slackware

Interesting that it is about a 50/50 split between KDE and all the alternatives (added together).

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Old 03-20-2010, 06:34 AM   #141
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Interesting that it is about a 50/50 split between KDE and all the alternatives (added together).
Also interesting is there is a clear one, two and three with a number of also runs. Like all of these polls the split between the favourites and the others is marked. If Pat was ever going to reduce the number of packages that did similar things these polls would be a good resource. He could then put all the others in /extra and actually see how many people use them by download numbers.



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Old 03-20-2010, 06:41 AM   #142
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After using WindowMaker for years, and then a brief experimentation with KDE4, I've now settled on Openbox.

I still miss not having the WindowMaker dock on the right hand side of the screen, but I'll get used to it not being there eventually.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 07:11 AM   #143
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I use JWM/Icewm alot now a because I found 2 scripts ans stuff from Vector that when ran, updates the menus auto-style
like xfce4,etc

I hate manual meenu editing

jwm is so lite on resources too
 
Old 03-20-2010, 01:01 PM   #144
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The original poll in the first post was made using the desktops listed on the Slackware page at Distrowatch.com. Just FYI.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=slackware
Huh, interesting.. doesn't make Fluxbox (for example) a desktop though. This desktop vs window manager thing is quickly becoming a pet peeve of mine

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Interesting that it is about a 50/50 split between KDE and all the alternatives (added together).
Yes, interesting in a "what is wrong with the masses?" kind of way
 
Old 03-20-2010, 03:38 PM   #145
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...Yes, interesting in a "what is wrong with the masses?" kind of way
What is that old saying? "You can never go wrong underestimating the taste of the public." Or, something like that.
 
Old 03-20-2010, 05:36 PM   #146
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What is that old saying? "You can never go wrong underestimating the taste of the public." Or, something like that.


To each their own, I know. Personally, I don't even understand the attraction to desktops over window managers in general... never mind understanding why someone would use KDE when XFCE is available.

But, meh, I'm not using their computers, so I guess it doesn't matter
 
  


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