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View Poll Results: What WM you use?
KDE 65 35.52%
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:06 AM   #16
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On my Slack-13.1 machine here (which is actually -current currently) I'm still using a little tiny WM called "i3" and am happy with this situation. It runs one single little process - any other processes related to it are for stuff I have on my "taskbar" or infobar at bottom of the screen.

I still get miffed if/when I start up a KDE application such as KWrite, and notice that that one application starts a dozen other processes, most of which are still hanging around indefinitely, long after I have closed KWrite. Then I go on a KDE killing spree.
Old 08-11-2010, 10:26 AM   #17
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KDE all the way -- except for my root account, which uses XFCE (although I only very rarely use X as root).

I'm really liking KDE 4. I set it up with the classic menu and folder-view desktop. I'm not sure what the thinking is behind KDE's default desktop with everything in a "Desktop" widget.
Old 08-11-2010, 10:29 AM   #18
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OpenBox and Tint2.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:51 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by mlpa View Post
I use XFCE, its very fast but not that minimalist, have a great look and its growing.
I like to see more effort in Slackware for these DE, so I seeing what people use.
I want to know if I'm battling a lose battle
I've used XFCE a few times on some of my machines. It's certainly a lot faster than KDE and it has a clean interface. has a bunch of packages for various XFCE plugins, so other slackers want to use it too. :-)
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
OpenBox and Tint2.
Same here.
Old 08-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #22
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Echinus is my main WM.
dwm once in a while.
For DE, extremely rarely, Xfce or a mix of lxpanel and openbox or Echinus and fbpanel.
Old 08-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #23
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Fluxbox currently
Old 08-11-2010, 11:48 AM   #24
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xmonad for me. If I use a DE (rarely) it's KDE or XFCE...I'm not much of a Gnome fan.
Old 08-11-2010, 11:59 AM   #25
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fluxbox - would love it more if tiling were readily available...
Old 08-11-2010, 11:59 AM   #26
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KDE floats my boat...I really do like it. Can't wait to try AlienBob's latest 4.5.0 on my 32 & 64 bit -current installs.
Old 08-11-2010, 01:06 PM   #27
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I'm currently spending my time in KDE, but I don't think I'm actually using anything KDEish about it. For what I do, it could pretty much be any DE/WM and I doubt I'd notice the difference.
Old 08-11-2010, 01:42 PM   #28
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FLuxbox, try the others on a whim now and again, but as someone said once already and I agree, KDE just opens so many processes for just simple apps my concience won't allow me to use it more than a day.

XFCE on the other hand is nifty, but for all intents and purposes Fluxbox and some menu edits has been more than enough for a long time now.

This begs the question of why? Why do folks feel they need a DE, what advantage/disadvantage does anyone see in the various ones available?
Old 08-11-2010, 01:47 PM   #29
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I am on xfce because I had some problem with KDE that I cant remember,they all have merit and I consider that solving a problem that way is the Slack way...

linus72 mine is John:10 I have had that since I was a child.

hitest XP is a brilliant system it is just the management that sucks,anyone who paid for a copy of windose 98 was entitled to a free copy of XP professional...
Old 08-11-2010, 01:47 PM   #30
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I've used KDE mostly for my day to day work, using open office in preference to KOffice.

I switched to Fluxbox after some bad experiences with KDE4.2.4 in slackware 13.0 but have switched back to KDE now it's at 4.4.3 in slackware 13.1.

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