Elzair

How many of you use a Desktop Environment?

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  1. 1. where do ya fit in?

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I remember reading an article on londongeek.org (currently down) a while ago about Desktop Environments that basically boiled down to 'real *nix people just use window managers.' I kind of took that to heart, and I have just been using Fluxbox for about a year. However, I would like to see what the community has to say on the subject. To the people who use Desktop Environments, do you feel that the added features are far outweigh the heavier requirements and bloat. To the people who do not use Desktop Environments, do you not use them because they are more demanding on your system, do you not use them because you feel that integration is a bad thing due to either security concerns or a belief in the old Unix philosophy, or do you feel that they are simply not worth it.

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i *heart* gnome. i don't much care for those minimailist enviroments all the "1337 h4x0rz" claim to use, and my machine can handle it quite well. tons of features, super easy to use.

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I use fluxbox. The GUI is there only to launch the applications I want and nothing else.

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I use Flux with light weight addons like pogo and ROX for when I really need a filer, which isn't very often. I've always got a lot of term windows open, so fbpager helps out too.

PF

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Gnome, well Red Hat's version of it Bluecurve. Also at work there are tons of HPUX systems/workstations and those have CDE.

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I use fluxbox because it's lightweight and doesn't eat up memory like KDE does.

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KDE here, been using it for a long time, never changed to anything else i guess.

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I use KDE simply because I am in the process of transitioning from Win2K and didn't quite feel ready to make the leap in the deep end of the pool without some life preservers.

Also, being that I am a pretty big gaming nerd :blush: my systems are generally capable of running everything you can throw at them.

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fluxbox <3<3 fbdesk <3 bbpager and the slit <3

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i use kde

dont like gnome

also in slackware or any other distro how would i switch between them

"all of them" i would like try others to see if i like them better.

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I am not sure about the proper way to switch between Desktop Environments, but if you just wanted to use the window manager fluxbox (or any other one that you have installed) you would just need to have the following to the .xinitrc file in your $HOME directory:


#!/bin/sh
xterm & #if you want a command line to appear at start-up
exec fluxbox #replace with whatever window manager suits your fancy.

To execute a Desktop Environment that you have already installed, you should replace 'exec fluxbox' line with the script to start the Desktop Environment. For GNOME you would use

 exec gnome-session 

and for KDE you would use

 exec startkde 

For installation help, just go to the home pages of the various Desktop Environments and Window Managers that should be easily found with a Goggle search.

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I use kde mostly, cause everything simple as shit in it, and I generally find K(somethign) apps very useful. I use fluxbox for a bit every now and then. Been playing around with looking glass recently.

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Been playing around with looking glass recently.

looking glass... the 3d desktop thing that Sun is doing?.......i didnt think it was out yet :)

how is it?

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i use kde for every day stuff, and fluxbox when doing anything that is likely to tie up a lot of system resources.

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i didnt realize that there were that many people using linux on here, cool!!

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Been playing around with looking glass recently.

looking glass... the 3d desktop thing that Sun is doing?.......i didnt think it was out yet :)

how is it?

https://lg3d.dev.java.net/

its supports lots of X shit

crashes a bunch, and knocks my linux box out of existence when I try to shutdown then laucnh looking glass again, right now it has to be run in root which kinda bites. Its buggy, but alright

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awsome they have a livecd with looking glass :) going to give that bitch a try

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thanks LogosX work great iam trying xfce right now

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i only use fluxbox on my laptop and a mixture of flux and kde on my desktop.

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awsome they have a livecd with looking glass :) going to give that bitch a try

why download a whole new distro when yuo can just run it on your current OS.... sometimes I just dont get the point of certain things.

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