[LUNI] KDE vs. GNOME
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Wed Nov 6 19:49:01 CST 2002
I just downloaded and installed FluxBox. It passes the Umenu test, in that I
can assign an arbitrary key combination to an arbitrary command. So to enable
Umenu as the start menu, I put the following in $HOME/.fluxbox/keys:
Control 9 :ExecCommand rxvt -e "mm_startmenu"
I see a couple things I don't like about FluxBox:
* The tab attached to each window consumes more space than would a legitimate
taskbar. I couldn't find a way to get rid of these tabs.
* Without a taskbar, it's time consuming to switch from one app to another.
What's the secret for fast, accurate switches?.
On Wednesday 06 November 2002 10:33 am, Jim Harvey wrote:
> I converted to Fluxbox this week, on both my laptop and my mainframe. Got
> tired of the approx. 1 minute for Gnome or KDE to load. Fluxbox comes up
> in less than 3 seconds. The menus have everything I need.
> lists at redboy.cx wrote:
> > I'll cast another vote for "Try both, but I personally use neither." I'm
> > a fluxbox fan - http://fluxbox.sf.net
> > On Wed, 6 Nov 2002 12:32:10 -0800 (PST)
> > Poorav Chaudhari <pooravc at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>I recently installed RH 8.0 on my machine and now want to sink my teeth
> >> into linux. But before i start i would like your opinion on which
> >> desktop should i go with, KDE or gnome? I hope to get one sided answer
> >> 'cuz i don't really want to try out both, although i have a feeling that
> >> there is a fair distribution of both the desktops. If it helps I am a
> >> hardcore windows user, and want to completely quit using it. So i will
> >> use linux for everything, from developing to listening to music,
> >> watching dvds. to surfing... you get the picture.
> >>thanks and looking forward to your suggestions/opinions.
> >Poorav Chaudhari
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