Replacing windows XP at home.
chris at monochrome.org
Thu Jul 27 01:17:23 UTC 2006
On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Joshua Lewis wrote, in part:
> I am replacing my XP system with a FreeBSD 6.1 system. I finished
> installing it last night and cvsuped. Now I need to choose a window
> I want something lean and fast but I want to have my cake and eat it
> to because I do want something that is not strait up ugly and is
Coming in late, I'll second the many motions for xfce4. It's pretty and
fast and very accessible for Windows users. It's also fairly easy to
customize. Having said that, I personally use fvwm because it seems
simpler. Fvwm is just a window manager, not an all-singing, all-dancing
I've tried KDE, and it too would be familiar and instantly useable for
someone accustomed to Windows. While there's nothing wrong with it, it
was a bit "too much" for my taste.
The best idea was, of course, John Nielsen's advice to install several
and see what you like.
There is information on many window managers at http://xwinman.org/
Chris Hill chris at monochrome.org
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