Desktop environments

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Wed Mar 25 21:08:16 PDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 11:17 PM, Jesse Feinman <jesse.feinman at> wrote:
> I am planning on using FreeBSD on a new computer i am building but i would
> like to know if there is a way that i can install multiple desktop
> environments and easily switch between them, preferably without restarting.

Restarting the computer or restarting the desktop environment?  You
don't need to restart the computer to switch between KDE and GNOME,
for example.  Not clear on what you mean here.

> The primary purpose for this is to gain complete functionality over the
> system utilizing all possible tools and also to evaluate the different
> environments to determine which one works best for me.

Fantastic.  Give Fluxbox a shot. :)

> Lastly, i am wondering how Compiz-fusion would interact in this case because
> to my knowledge Compiz is essentially an add on to the KDE and Gnome
> environments and i am wondering as to how it would function if i were to
> switch desktops constantly.

Why wouldn't you be able to?

Glen Barber

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