Something else coming around the turnpike soon for FreeBSD I assume:
--- Joshua Lewis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I have a hard question to ask and I realize that there are a
answers to this question.
I am replacing my XP system with a FreeBSD 6.1 system. I finished
installing it last night and cvsuped. Now I need to choose a
There are what seems like hundreds of different WM in the ports
collection and there is no way I will be able to find the time to
them all and get any kind of good idea on what each one does.
I am hoping a few people form the list could e-mail me what they
and for what reason.
I want something lean and fast but I want to have my cake and eat
to because I do want something that is not strait up ugly and is
KDE seems like it is bloated so I was considering Gnome. I have
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
start installing apps that I will probably wind up installing
something that uses Gnome or KDE libraries so I am going to wind
bloating my system any ways right?
I know both KDE and fluxbox quite well. They provide two entirely
different experiences. Installing KDE will give you applications and
a heavy desktop environment (with menus everywhere) while fluxbox will
just give you a light window manager. I suggest you go for KDE first
just to convince yourself that it is possible to have a Microsoft-like
experience within an Open Source OS and then go for fluxbox.
If you want something in between KDE and fluxbox then you may want to
Of course, there are many more alternatives but these are the ones I
have used a fair amount.
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