[LUNI] Re: KDE vs. GNOME
noesis at darktide.com
Sat Nov 9 11:59:12 CST 2002
> hmmm! thanks all. i guess i'll have to do what i was trying to avoid, try kde
> and gnome, and find my preference. although i must say iceWM and fluxbox seem
> to have caught my fancy too. oh well! just have to try them all.
That is the way to do it anyway. The Linux community is full of choices, there
is something for just about everyone. I personally like Blackbox, which does
not seem to have been mentioned here yet. Fluxbox is based on Blackbox - Fluxbox
has more features. Blackbox and WM are among the simpliest out there. Fluxbox
is right behind those two.
I have been using Blackbox for a long time. The reason I started using it
was I used to do all my work on a slow computer and Blackbox had a low
memory footprint and still ran fast on that old box. When I upgraded, it just
stuck with me and I enjoy it so much why change? So now, even on my dual
AMD MP box with a gig of RAM, I use Blackbox - It's blazing fast.
My point is - some people like simplisity - some like lots of eye candy -
some like a very "professional" look. So here is my run down.
It's light, fast, while still giving you enough eye candy and
customizability - if that is a word. It does NOT contain features
such as tabbing.. it is very simple. However, plugins can be added
if more functionality is needed.
KDE looks great, but I'm a sucker for Gnome. I think it
just runs better and it is a little faster then KDE. If people
ask me KDE or Gnome? I tell them Gnome.
Enlightenment is the absolute best for eye-candy, in my
opinion. It is not all that light, but for most the computers
out there today it will be just fine.
I hope that helps.
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