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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 09-04-2009, 07:09 PM   #31
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I am an old fan of xfce so I have stuck with that. I had a quick look at kde on -current a while back and it was just too much .

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Old 09-04-2009, 08:51 PM   #32
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trusty ol' fvwm

with a custom .fvwm2rc

http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/a...screenshot.jpg
 
Old 09-04-2009, 09:54 PM   #33
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I am with Xfce since I learned about KDE4. I have visited KDE4 several times since, but have no need for it.

Xfce does all I need to get from a graphical environment, and is user-friendly. So why would I need more?

Just my personal opinion...
 
Old 09-04-2009, 10:14 PM   #34
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I am with Xfce since I learned about KDE4. I have visited KDE4 several times since, but have no need for it.

Xfce does all I need to get from a graphical environment, and is user-friendly. So why would I need more?

Just my personal opinion...
A long time ago I took a quick look at Xfce, but went right back to KDE. After reading all the positive comments about Xfce in various recent threads I took another look (in Slackware 12.2) and it is very impressive. It just may become my default desktop. Noticeably faster than KDE and I don't have a slow computer.
KDE is dead. Long live Xfce.

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Old 09-04-2009, 10:22 PM   #35
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I started my Slackware days with fvwm, then moved to KDE with Slackware 4.0.
It has served me well for a long time, but I discovered it was time to move on again.

KDE4 is too much like that other graphical monster (from Redmond). Too bloated without serving any purpose.
I too have multi-core machines with >4GB of RAM. I just don't want to waste my memory and processing power on things that do not do anything useful.
 
Old 09-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #36
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KDE 4 is simply amazing. Coming from KDE 3.5, It took me some time to get in the mood of KDE 4 but now I'm really enjoying it. One thing I couldn't figure out is how to make my LVM partitions show up in Dolphin.
 
Old 09-05-2009, 12:02 AM   #37
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I must say I am really down with KDE 4.2.4 so far. I have some problems with plasma crashing every so often but I just set a macro in compiz-fusion to kill and restart with a click of a button. But what I like the most is if you know how to configure from the command line you can make KDE with the help of compiz-fusion or there own engine extremely easy to use even for a beginner. It's almost as easy as windows IMO.

However the old school in me is really starting to like the fastness of XFCE. I'm finding myself using it more and more.

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Old 09-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #38
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Slackware 13 has been out for two weeks now so it is time to give this poll a bump.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 09:38 AM   #39
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I'm using XFce 4.6.1 on my main 13.0 PC and Fluxbox on my secondary 13.0 box. Flux runs very well on my Plll 667 MHz unit.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #40
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I usually run Gnome, but when I installed Slackware I am using KDE and seems to be doing a good job for me so far.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #41
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Wow...so many people not liking KDE4. I must say that it took a period of adjustment, but for my purposes I've come to feel quite comfy with it.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 10:02 AM   #42
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None of those listed ...

e17

P.S. The whining about KDE 4 needs to stop ... the atmosphere here lately probably resembles pre-school.

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Old 09-10-2009, 10:10 AM   #43
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Well I managed to also get Slackware 13.0 on my 10 year old desktop. It has a crappy DVD-ROM drive, so I only burned the first CD, so I could boot up and do a net install. By the way, I have noticed that ever since a new Slackware release that comes out, heanet.ie seems to always be the first server that has the new release in all forms, files, CD and DVD ISO. Hrmm.

As for the desktop. I am using Fluxbox 1.1.11. Boot up times are reasonable, actually just as fast as before. The only bottleneck on my old desktop is FireFox.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 04:32 PM   #44
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At the moment I've been playing with KDE4 to get a feel for it. I really like the Dolphin file-manager. Especially the preview view with the size slider that works very well with directories full of photos. I also like the move/copy/cancel popup menu when you drag and drop an icon on it. I don't like the fact that the progress window for file move/copy operations minimises into the notification area, I like to keep an eye on the progress so I know when they've finished. I'll have to search for a config option to see if I can turn that off.

I haven't found a plasmoid/widget/gadget that I'd be inclined to want to use, but the technology behind them is certainly impressive.

From what i've seen so far of kde4, it's nowhere near as bad as people have been making out. It's got a few rough edges, and it's certainly far more bloated that I normally care for, but it's also got its good aspects. As ever, the KDE apps themselves are a bit of a mixed bag. I do like Kjots though.

Long term, I'll most likely return to trusty old WindowMaker, though I've been playing with OpenBSD recently and was quite liking CWM.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 01:29 AM   #45
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I looked at KDE 4.2. Oh my god ! What a change...
I thought I was under Vista
So, I stick with fvwm. I feel at home with it
 
  


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