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From: Steve B <linuxcodehacker@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o, gentoo-user <gentoo-user@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Slightly OT: favorite window manager/desktop environ?
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 23:48:28
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Slightly OT: favorite window manager/desktop environ? by Matt Garman
1 On 9/1/05, Matt Garman <garman@××××××××××.net> wrote:
2 >
3 >
4 > Before this gets into a flame war, let's just operate under the
5 > assertion that the "best" window manager/desktop environment is
6 > strictly a matter of personal preference.
7 >
8 > So, having said that, what window manager do you use, and why?
10 I was in the same position as you a couple of years ago. I tried various
11 WM's and wasn't sure which one to stick with. I came up with the following.
12 I used Gnome for a long time, however about six months ago I switched to KDE
13 permantly. I do miss certian things about gnome (like better integration
14 with D-Bus and automounting hardware), and despite the fact that I primarly
15 program with wxWidgets and not Qt.. I still have found KDE to be the most
16 usefull to me. I think the big change for me was when Gentoo started the
17 split KDE ebuild's so I don't have to have a huge monolithic KDE install
18 anymore. Just the basics and some stuff that I acctualy use. KDE is no
19 longer a hardware/cpu hog and doesn't take much more resources than Fluxbox.
20 However I still use fluxbox if I am going to run a game such as AA.
21 --
22 Steve B.