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From: Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo-desktop howto fix-up
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 15:54:55 -0500
foser wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 00:26, munky@... wrote:
> 
>> We should
>>describe the window managers and state pros and cons about them. 
> 
> 
> This is fairly subjective. I personally think we should only be
> mentioning the major DE's (GNOME,KDE & maybe XFCE) as complete
> solutions. The aim should be to inform of what is useful to a big
> majority, not to cover everything out there.

I think it would be useful to cover these and others, and I think it's 
possible to do it in a nonsubjective (or barely subjective) way. Take 
the following for example:

"If you are looking for a complete desktop solution that comes close to 
approximating what you would get out of the box from Windows, try GNOME 
or KDE. They both have fairly mature component applications, and either 
will work well for a full-featured desktop environment. Note that these 
are large application sets, and will take a long time to merge. GNOME 
and KDE also don't share a common toolset, so applications written for 
KDE will look and act differently than those written for GNOME. XFCE is 
a relative newcomer to the full-featured desktop world, and focuses on 
speed. It is more lightweight than the others, although it shares many 
of the most useful features (note: I don't know XFCE, I've never used it.)

On the other hand, if you are looking for a more unix-y environment that 
will stay out of your way and give you the ultimate customizability and 
speed, you might consider something like WindowMaker or BlackBox.... 
(yada yada, here's the differences, here's their reputations, here's 
what they're good for, yada yada)"

Maybe this helps?


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