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  • #16
    Originally posted by Panix View Post
    Isn't Unity the resource hog king? So, why would people move from crap (KDE) or crap B (Gnome 3) to bigger crap (Unity)? I have read that some people are moving to XFCE and perhaps, LXDE. But, they have gtk connections and I often notice they often suffer from some of the same bugs or problems Gnome users have.

    I wish the Gnome2 fork was more successful. At least, they didn't seem to focus on mobile devices or eye candy as much as the others.
    I don't know why you'd move to LXDE.

    I'd buy a real computer before I settled on LXDE. As far as I can tell, LXDE exists mainly to run on computers that were already considered crap around the time Windows XP came about.

    Edit: Also, XFCE can be pretty obese depending on the distribution that is shipping it. Ubuntu's XFCE comes preloaded with a bunch of really godawful Unity crap and nonsense from GNOME 3.

    Isn't the entire point of XFCE to be light and functional? Not many distributions strike that balance very well.

    I tried out Fedora 18's spin of XFCE yesterday, and it's looking pretty good (there's still a few pieces of 4.9 left on the latest nightly, but you can upgrade those few packages and log otu and back in, and you can see what XFCE done right is looking like on a decent distribution.

    Now, I did notice one odd thing. They don't ship the volume daemon running by default, but you can install that and add it to your start programs. Change the theme around a little bit, and you're good.
    Last edited by DaemonFC; 10-13-2012, 11:06 PM.

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    • #17
      The kernel already has this exception when linking userspace interfaces.
      Last edited by Dan555a; 10-13-2012, 11:28 PM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
        The fact that most distributions don't come with Yakuake by default, which uses Konsole's Kpart.
        oh man, thats pretty cool

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        • #19
          Originally posted by DaemonFC View Post
          I don't know why you'd move to LXDE.

          I'd buy a real computer before I settled on LXDE. As far as I can tell, LXDE exists mainly to run on computers that were already considered crap around the time Windows XP came about.

          Edit: Also, XFCE can be pretty obese depending on the distribution that is shipping it. Ubuntu's XFCE comes preloaded with a bunch of really godawful Unity crap and nonsense from GNOME 3.

          Isn't the entire point of XFCE to be light and functional? Not many distributions strike that balance very well.

          I tried out Fedora 18's spin of XFCE yesterday, and it's looking pretty good (there's still a few pieces of 4.9 left on the latest nightly, but you can upgrade those few packages and log otu and back in, and you can see what XFCE done right is looking like on a decent distribution.

          Now, I did notice one odd thing. They don't ship the volume daemon running by default, but you can install that and add it to your start programs. Change the theme around a little bit, and you're good.
          KDE is bloated crap.

          There's discussions in the Distrowatch comments nowadays on how downhill KDE is going. Where have you been?

          Gnome 3 is worse so XFCE and LXDE at least, somewhat resemble a decent desktop.

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          • #20
            Ah Panix.

            First he forms an opinion on Radeon drivers from reading Phoronix forums, then he forms an opinion on KDE by reading Distrowatch comments. :rofl:

            Of course, actually trying it and seeing that it's good would be too much work.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
              Ah Panix.

              First he forms an opinion on Radeon drivers from reading Phoronix forums, then he forms an opinion on KDE by reading Distrowatch comments. :rofl:

              Of course, actually trying it and seeing that it's good would be too much work.
              And you have a crystal ball or something? You know what I install and use? Well, it's not working too well.

              I have KDE, for the most part, on my systems. The only exception is XFCE w/ siduction. But, I guess I can't have any worthwhile opinion unless I run it by you, right?

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              • #22
                Then I'm interested why you dislike it so much. I've run KDE on Gentoo and Debian, and for the past few years, it's always been stable and snappy.

                I'm running KDE on an ASUS Zenbook and it's the best thing ever.

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                • #23
                  Thank goodness!I have a good job!


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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by funkSTAR View Post
                    It looks like 4.10 will be just as dull as 4.9! The big things are happening in gnome and unity land. Looking aside from the vocal few here at phoro most is realizing KDEs time is up.

                    KDE is losing its spot as Major Desktop to Unity. Greatest Phail since KDE4 if you ask me. LoL
                    There's a special branch of KDE called "Plasma Active", specially engineered for touchscreen devices, with all the "groundbreaking enhancements". That is the foundation of "KDE 5". So, wait, and enjoy.

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                    • #25
                      I'm interested now.

                      What big things are happening in the GNOME and Unity land?

                      Last time I tried both, they were attempts to recreate Plasma, only with no options.

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                      • #26
                        bogus crtc_bounds() calls, xrandr --panning and xorg.conf virtual

                        Are they ever going to fix all of those bogus crtc_bounds() calls that basically destroy
                        one's ability to use "xrandr --fb=.. --panning" or virtual displays larger than the
                        physical display in "xorg.conf" ?"

                        It's well-known. It's been reported. It's a near show-stopper as far as I'm concerned.
                        Which is sad.

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