GUI Suggested?

Chip Camden sterling at
Thu Sep 23 15:20:29 UTC 2010

Quoth Jorge Biquez on Wednesday, 22 September 2010:
> Hello all.
> In all these years I have been working with FreeBSd under 
> terminal/shell mode. Since all my needs to solve have been solved 
> that way I have never tried any graphical interface.
> I was wondering if you can tell suggest me based on yoru experience 
> on what path to follow? KDE? any other?
> I would like to test what you suggest is the best for you and if 
> possible that it is not TOO complicated to setup. The idea is to use 
> it as my desktop plattfor (documents, browser, email, etc)
> Thanks in advance
> Jorge Biquez
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After trying a few different WMs, I settled on xmonad.  It's minimalist
-- meaning it stays out of your way.  It's also highly configurable, in
Haskell.  It's lightweight and fast.  It's a developer's WM.

I haven't been at all attracted to the various desktop managers: KDE,
GNOME, etc.  What do you get for all that weight?

Sterling (Chip) Camden    | sterling at | 2048D/3A978E4F |        |
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