polling my FreeBSD compariots...
paulette_mcgee at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 11 19:24:50 UTC 2007
--- Jonathan Horne <freebsd at dfwlp.com> wrote:
> ive been a KDE user for as long as i can remember.
> this week, im off from
> work, and want to spend some time trying something
> new with my laptop. so
> far i have it built with 6.2-RELEASE-p2, and xorg up
> to the minimal desktop.
> id like to try to try something thats not gnome, or
> basically id like to try
> some of the lesser known, but still just as
> functional desktops.
> can i get some recommendations, as well as what
> graphical mail reader and web
> browser works best with your recommendation?
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Here are a few questions:
1) Are you looking for a Desktop Environment (DE)?
2) Are you looking for a Window Manager (WM)?
Here is a little blurb that describes the differences:
The above site also has a very comprehensive list of
both DE's and WM's. Basically; decide if you want a
very integrated environment or something less
Personally; I prefer WM's over DE's. From that point;
I select the applications that I want on my system.
WM are basically very streamlined with few utilities
(if any). Contrast that with Gnome or KDE; which come
with an array of support tools (IE: browsers, file
managers, printer configuration tools, system
utilities, et al).
In essence; it is a matter of choice. My vote is for
PS: Keep in mind that some lines blur with DE and WMs.
In my humble opinion some WM have a DE feel to them.
explore the above link and see what strikes a chord.
The fish are biting.
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