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Old 07-16-2016, 07:09 AM   #31
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i3-wm for me
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:27 AM   #32
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I'm using KDE4 at the moment. Before that I used windowmaker. Before that some old version of gnome. I didn't care for old versions of kde. Gnome and KDE about 13 years ago I thought were buggy (I was new to linux at the time so maybe it was me). I haven't used gnome since slackware dropped support but since Slackware 14.1 I've liked KDE. Its very polished. It requires a lot of resources on my p7807u fx but I can run as much as I want without issue. I can control the volume with my laptop buttons which is nice. Its just the mounting system for udisk2 that confuses me still.

How is KDE5 compared to KDE4? I'm scared to switch because I got it setup like I want it at the moment.
KDE5 uses more memory, more get more corrections.
In a matter of usability, there is not much difference.
Old 07-16-2016, 09:13 AM   #33
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KDE 5 does a little better at not looking as cluttered at first blush, and IMO it looks better, especially by default. Other than that, there's not a whole lot of difference.
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Which window manager do you(Slackware user) use?

Another i3wm user here. Just tried it a few months back and can't imagine using anything else now!

It extremely lightweight and configurable. I use xfce4-terminal, and mutt (a bit hard to configure but have a wonderful multi-tabbed mail client for my 7+ accounts now).

The goal for me is to use mostly terminal based apps. They are lightweight and the keyboard shortcuts make them very powerful in my opinion.

Edit : compton for eye-candy, dmenu/rofi for ease. KDE 5 is installed from AlienBob but never launched. Chromium and qupzilla for browsing.

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Old 07-16-2016, 10:15 AM   #35
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XFCE (for users) and i3wm (for me).
Old 07-16-2016, 10:30 AM   #36
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KDE is fine but brings a lot of applications and things I do not use, so XFCE works very well for me.
I like minimalism, so I also want to try other WM like fluxbox, openbox, notion, i3 ...
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KDE and Claws Mail on all my machines.
Old 07-16-2016, 01:20 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by gnus View Post
Slackware has philosophy of keeping it simple, stable and safe.
Fvwm, xterm, vim, firefox/vimperator.
Old 07-16-2016, 02:15 PM   #39
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wm: herbstluftwm
mail: mutt
editor: nvi
shell: ksh93
Old 07-16-2016, 02:52 PM   #40
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fvwm for myself, KDE 5 for others; xterm and tmux; vim with the intention to move to an evil-enabled emacs; tcsh for interactive shell, mksh for programming shell; Opera 12 for email, with as many browser settings as possible disabled; Gnus when I finally commit to emacs ;-) ; Firefox for browsing; TeX baby brother n-t-roff (active github, not older sourceforge) and/or groff for document formatting.
Old 07-16-2016, 05:36 PM   #41
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It's been TWM for the last few years on the laptop with a load of xterms running things like alpine (mail/usenet), newsbeuter, irssi.

The desktop currently runs i3 for myself and XFCE for other family members.
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i3wm, firefox, thunderbird, xterm, emacs, vim
Old 07-17-2016, 01:03 AM   #43
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fvwm - safe, sane, simple forever. It does what I need and no more.

bash is what all my employers' servers have used, so I've slowly converted over from tcsh.

mutt for mail. Woof! Dense display, fast operation, powerful features.

jove for text editing -- an emacs-like, but leaner than vi.

palemoon for browser -- a fork of firefox 24 (just before it went all crazy), with mostly bugfixes and security patches. It usually goes 30-35 days between browser restarts.

xterm and mrxvt for terminals, with screen(1) for remote permanence.

xpdf for reading books and papers.

Most every other task gets handled by perl one-liners or perl scripts, some of which are here -- -- of these, calc dy sel mssh are every-day tools for me.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:09 AM   #44
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I've usually run KDE, which is good, but I installed awesome on my laptop and will probably convert my desktop over too when I upgrade to 14.2. With that I add xscreensaver, xbindkeys (for running various dmenu scripts and controlling xscreensaver), redshift-gtk, and unclutter (to hide the mouse pointer when it hasn't been moved), and that's about all I need. SpaceFM for graphical file management. Firefox still seems to be the only serious web browsing option with its addon system (e.g. KeySnail with HoK plugin is excellent, follow links with the keyboard, vimperator style but actually better).

On the terminal urxvt with zsh (using my own config, which is just grml-zsh + some extra plugins and config, but it fixed a lot of weird term/keys/tmux/emacs problems that I was having). Emacs in daemon mode (with AUCTeX, ESS, polymode, Helm, helm-bibtex, projectile, ace-jump-mode, yasnippet, lots of good things). $EDITOR as "emacs -nw -Q" for quick term stuff. Tmux when going over SSH. Unfortunately still Thunderbird for email, I've looked at mu/mu4e, notmuch emacs, and mutt, but still getting around to all that.

Recoll is great for searching through a repository of documents (like PDFs). PDF viewing, usually zathura, although okular is good too. Libreoffice when necessary. VirtualBox and Win7 if MS Office and friends are totally unavoidable

Forgot to add, Task Warrior for task management/tracking, and Pass for password management (using zsh completion and the nice dmenu script), which is really just an interface to freeform GPG-encrypted text files.

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Old 07-17-2016, 07:32 AM   #45
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JWM (or fluxbox)
nano, vim (writing code)
mutt or thunderbird (if I can't figure out mutt)
xterm, roxterm (for a tabbed terminal)
htop, xpdf, leafpad
links, firefox, wpa_supplicant

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