interesting past 4 hours...

Gary Kline kline at
Sat Oct 15 00:57:15 PDT 2005

On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 09:08:31PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 10/12/05, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
> >         This is to anybody with Gnome or KDE insights,
> >
> >         First, both environments do work on my 400Mhz ThinkPad
> >         (with almost 300M/SDRAM).  KDE has a nicer feel for my tastes
> >         but the response in beyond crummy even with nearly all
> >         eye-candy.
> Did you mean to say with all eye-candy disabled?... Have you checked out XFCE?
> Intro to XFCE:
> Here are some flash based demos:
> The XFCE meta port is in x11-wm/xfce4 and don't forget about all the
> plugins:
> After you install the XFCE meta port type in rehash and then
> startxfce4, if you like it and want to keep it as your default desktop
> environment type in "echo "/usr/X11R6/bin/startxfce4" > ~/.xinitrc".
> the FreeBSD handbook as a bit about XFCE in section 5.7.4
> I use KDE on my fast systems and XFCE on the slow ones.

	I'll give xfce a try.  Again.  I  played with it months ago
	but gave up on it after a few days.  Can I run all KDE-ware 
	and Gnome suites too?

	Thanks for the pointers!


   Gary Kline     kline at     Public service Unix

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