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bartgymnast 06-09-2013 05:05 AM

your slackware DE
Just out of curiousity what is your favourite desktop envireonment on Slackware ?

TommyC7 06-09-2013 05:17 AM

I'll probably get laughed at for this, but mine is compiz-fusion.

itsgregman 06-09-2013 05:37 AM

I couldn't vote as I use Enlightenment on my Slackware and that wasn't given as an option.

rkelsen 06-09-2013 06:34 AM

KDE is the only fully functional desktop which is in the default installation. Everything works right out of the box.

Some people say that it's bloated, but I don't care. I've tried 'skinny' DEs before, and without exception I always end up looking for ways to add functionality which is present under KDE.

I am keeping a close watch on XFCE though.

ahzthecat 06-09-2013 07:01 AM

I used XFCE for a long time, because it's just a little lighter than KDE. After building a custom kernel, I'm back to KDE tho. What can I say, I like the polish.

01micko 06-09-2013 07:30 AM

I just installed razorqt/openbox from SBo and and am fast falling in love with it! This is on 64-current. KDE was a bit laggy, xfce a little better but razorqt is the winner on this 08 vintage laptop for features vs speed; 1 GB RAM is probably the bottleneck. I also installed qtfm, a good complement. True, some features are missing (network shares are a noticeable one) but I'll figure that out as I go.

BroX 06-09-2013 07:32 AM

Voted KDE although I actually use i3wm. But I guess that's considered a WM rather than a full fledged DE.

edorig 06-09-2013 08:05 AM

Your poll does not include mwm (it ships with lesstif, so it is part of Slackware) nor the Common Desktop Environment which
can be installed on Slackware (maybe more easily than GNOME 3). Other window managers that
could be used with Slackware are icewm, AfterStep, Enlightenment etc... see Anyway, I voted for Windowmaker (but I also use CDE).

It would be interesting to break the final results between full DEs (KDE,GNOME,XFCE...) and

allend 06-09-2013 08:33 AM

On which computer and at what times? Mostly KDE on the home desktop, mostly WindowMaker on the netbook, always Gnome on /dev/null

hitest 06-09-2013 08:46 AM

I use XFCE mostly.

ozar 06-09-2013 08:58 AM

I did a few fresh Slackware installs the other day and spent a few hours sampling KDE, and Xfce. For the purposes of this poll, I voted KDE, although I usually run Openbox or Dwm as a standalone window manager with whatever distro I'm using at the time.

Timothy Miller 06-09-2013 09:03 AM

Since KDE is the default, why mess with perfection? :D

Z038 06-09-2013 09:36 AM

My favorite is KDE, as it is a complete and full-featured desktop environment. I run xfce on one of my older slow and memory-poor laptops. As much as I like KDE, I wouldn't say it's perfect. I wish the developers would focus on improving performance. Nepomuk virtouso-t consumes a lot of CPU.

archShade 06-09-2013 10:02 AM

No xmonnad?

yars 06-09-2013 10:17 AM

I use Xfce, with some componints of KDE.

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