XFCE (was Re: [oclug] kde shortcuts)
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Tue Oct 8 19:04:38 EDT 2002
On 08/10/02 David F. Skoll did speaketh:
> Flame me if you must, but that's one of the things I like about it.
> I started using XFCE when I was working at a Solaris/CDE shop, and I
> liked the consistency.
> Although XFCE looks a bit like CDE, it is not based on Motif and it
> a lot faster and less buggy.
> I do not use any of XFCE's toys (my idea of a desktop environment is
> 12 xterms :-)) so I like its lightness. I do like the little quick-launch
> XFCE bar, though.
I didn't use it since I wasn't using the toys. IceWM did all I needed. I'm
currently playing with KDE 3 and an Acqua theme that makes it look a bit like
OS X. It's eye candy, but sometimes I like that, when work is paying for the
RAM. At home I tend to go lighter.
I just have yet to find a WM that really "does it" for me in all respects.
Probably not possible.
> KDE and GNOME are bloated pigs that just get in my way.
Gnome definitely. KDE less so, IMHO, but still, there's a _lot_ here that
I don't need. Occasionally I like the graphical toys, but there's a reason why
every window manager I use has "Ctrl+Alt+t" bound to a terminal. In the end,
that's what I use the most.
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