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Old 07-15-2016, 07:29 AM   #1
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Which window manager do you(Slackware user) use? and what set of tools(emacs, vim, mutt, gnus,kde etc.) do you use?


(Please let me know if such questions are not allowed in this forum)

Slackware has philosophy of keeping it simple, stable and safe. I am curious to know what set of tools do its users prefer. I am using Fluxbox WM and Gnus as a mail client since last few years. I want to know Which Window manager(if you are using it) and which console based mail client do you use? Why? (Not just WM and mail client, you can share the specific set of tools you prefer)

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Old 07-15-2016, 07:32 AM   #2
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Fluxbox, rxvt-unicode, tmux. I don't use console based mail client, I use roundcube with seamonkey.
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:58 AM   #3
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Hi,

Depending on the hardware, I will use a DE and preference is KDE for daily use on my Dell XPS702xl. For lesser hardware, I will use XFCE for a light DE. When possible I will use Thunderbird as my mail client, Thunderbird meets my mail needs on most hardware. Fluxbox at times but not that often. Most of my local work is on the command line on my systems.

When moderating here on LQ I will use X to have a GUI based environment to make things clean and easier. I do prefer Mozilla Firefox with addons to make things easy and secure.

For my Pi setups, I will use LXDE but mostly on the cli to get things done.

Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:03 AM   #4
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I like KDE if the computer has the resources for it. Otherwise my choice has become XFCE.
EDIT - I use webmail
ANOTHER EDIT - I am playing with a netbook 210-1000 c/w 1 Gig of RAM. Anyway, I find myself becoming fond of Fluxbox. Didn't see that one coming

Last edited by Gordie; 07-22-2016 at 11:36 PM. Reason: Fluxbox
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:37 AM   #5
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Smile Slackware 14.2 + KDE + web-browser

Hello! I use Slackware 14.2 + KDE with KDE setting from this thread of woodsman
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...le-4175456065/
As author says
Quote:
I keep the files stored at /etc/skel. Using the config files will do the following:

* No desktop effects/compositing
* No animations
* Nepomuk does not start
* Akonadi does not start
* Reduced tooltips
I like this configuration for KDE 4.14.3, fresh installed Slackware occupies with generic kernel 4.4.14 ~300MB of RAM (Slackware flyes as bird with that, that's why I loved KDE again), no composit. Just plain very basic KDE interface ready for modification and configuring vith heavy visual settings.

I don't like any mail clients - I think this is crap of the past, as well as different cd|dvd burners.

I use a lot of cloud clients: OneDrive, Yandex Disk, mail.ru - cloud, Google drive on my Slackware Box.

I don't use any Skype - that is also crap from the past. Instead I use Viber, WhatsApp with my Linux and my iPhone (There is SlackBuilds for that on SBo).

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Old 07-15-2016, 11:13 AM   #6
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ksh, xfce4, claws-mail, libreoffice, virtualbox

But it is well known that I am a little eccentric!

cheers
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:54 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by gnus;5576393I
want to know Which Window manager do you use? Why?
OpenBox, because I like the keybindings.
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:04 PM   #8
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Just did a fresh install of 14.2. Currently using XFCE as my DE. I always found KDE to be beautiful but I'm not a fan of Kapps. If not XFCE, then i3 TWM works for me.
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:37 PM   #9
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Another vote for xfce4/sylpheed. I prefer OpenOffice (rpm binary release from openoffice.org converted using rpm2txz) for documents and I replace xetex with texlive from slackbuilds.org.

The oldest hardware I have at present is a Thinkpad X60 from December 2006 - dual core/1Gb RAM/Intel graphics which appears to have no issues running the xfce4 DE.

Last edited by keithpeter; 07-15-2016 at 02:14 PM. Reason: corrected typo
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:12 PM   #10
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I prefer XFCE. If I have older hardware I'll choose Fluxbox. I use Thunderbird for e-mail.
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:19 PM   #11
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XFCE. I don't even install KDE, because I'm apparently incompatible with it. My computer could surely run it, but I just cannot.
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:23 PM   #12
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I just stated using i3 which is pretty cool. I used fluxbox before that...
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:28 PM   #13
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Mate with compiz-reloaded here. I use Thunderbird for mail client.

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Old 07-15-2016, 03:55 PM   #14
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vtwm, sometimes fvwm2 or fluxbox, depending on what I am doing. Mail was mutt for quite a while, but my ISP changed things 18 months ago and I had to go to thunderbird. With mutt 1.6.x, when I get some time, I plan on setting up for IMAP and if I get it going will return.

John
 
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:04 PM   #15
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KDE5(by Alien Bob) -> default

XFCE + compiz + emerald (http://blog.northfield.ws/compiz-rel...cement-0-8-12/)

Firefox -> default
Chromium(by Alien Bob) -> Netflix

I use webmail.

Last edited by cockcrow; 07-15-2016 at 05:18 PM.
 
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