On Wednesday 26 July 2006 16:23, Joshua Lewis wrote:

>    KDE seems like it is bloated so I was considering Gnome. I have also
>    been reading about enlightenment and it sounds interesting. I have
>    looked into Fluxbox and it also seems like it would do the trick.
>    Would I be better off just going with Gnome or KDE? I realize once I
>    start installing apps that I will probably wind up installing
>    something that uses Gnome or KDE libraries so I am going to wind up
>    bloating my system any ways right?

KDE is mostly application modules, which you don't need to install if you dont 
want them. These days, though, the avoidance of bloat is mostly just a 
fetish.  I've not noticed any speed difference between KDE and the lighter 
window managers for years. And as far as disk space is concerned we are 
talking about pennies. I've tried fluxbox and the like off-and-on, but I 
always miss some KDE feature within minutes.

Personally I don't like Gnome, it's less polished than KDE by a sustantial 
margin; and while upgrading KDE is always easy, Gnome's complex depencies 
mean that a special script has to be run, and even that doesn't always work. 
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