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Old 08-16-2005, 05:54 PM   #31
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Originally posted by Eternal_Newbie
I think we are getting away from the origional issue. What is the best upgrade from vanilla Slackware 10.1 Gnome?

It can probably be summarised like this:
There are three major alternatives, Dropline , Gware and Freerock (and several other Gnome releases for Slackware).

Dropline is really good-looking, but replaces central parts of Slackware, so you are effectively running Dropline, not Slackware. It also seems to have higher system requirements. If you can accept that, go for it

Gware and Freerock arn't as good-looking as Dropline but try to be less intrusive. If you prefer that approach, try one of them.
You can always 'borrow' the Dropline themes from a friend who runs it

zborgerd, I don't expect you to curry my favour, I just don't like being treated like an imbecile. It does you no favours to assume that everyone is opposed to you. It tends to be a self-fulfilling prophecy
I think that's mostly a fair assessment. I still wouldn't say that Dropline GNOME is "more intrusive" than the rest though, because you're going to get 200+ new/replacement packages with any GNOME desktop on Slackware (and Dropline only replaces a handful of extras). There are no surprises here, and ultimately - the changes are intended to improve usability before all else. It goes beyond the custom skin and icon set.

Regardless, I can't say that I disagree completely about the wiki page. In all honesty, it does lay some important details out for everyone to see, even if the author's sarcasm is a bit brash. I think that after today's conversation, you may see who he probably was aiming at when he wrote it.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 06:15 PM   #32
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I was not being unreasonable. I was simply trying to somehow back up the statement "When you install Dropline and use it, you are effectively using Dropline, not Slackware". It is really this thread's OP's choice.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 07:39 PM   #33
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Originally posted by tuxdev
I was not being unreasonable. I was simply trying to somehow back up the statement "When you install Dropline and use it, you are effectively using Dropline, not Slackware". It is really this thread's OP's choice.
I certainly can't disagree with that.
 
Old 08-16-2005, 10:27 PM   #34
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Software modularity? wtf? Go KDE go... gotta love the modularity there

Oh by the way I've been using dropline for about 3 years I am guessing and I would have to
say that I have had no more problems than I have ever had with a nilla gnome in slack so I'm
really not sure of exactly what you are all talking about. As far as breaking the system, sucks to be
you, because I have yet to have dlg break my system. Guess you need to stop listening to the noobs
who cannot seem to maintain a linux desktop and try it out for yourself. Amazes me how people can
pass judgement based upon what they hear and not from what they know first hand. Typical Slack
hard cores at work again. If you need such security on your system, you shouldn't be running a
damn desktop on it in the first place. If dlg is breaking your system beyond repair then I guess
you don't know as much as you think because like I said I have yet to have dlg "BREAK" my Slack
install.
 
  


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