On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, RW wrote:
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
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
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
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
I agree with this thought. There is a wrapper port/package kde-lite. I
run kde on a 400Mhz laptop and mostly can not tell the difference
between using that and my new thinkpad. OpenOffice is much, much, ...,
better the kdeoffice. The ultimate lightweight window manager is twm. It
is built into X. I use it to install KDE. All of this is very personal.
It is well worth finding the one you like.
If kde-lite is too much, you can just install kde-base, kde-libs,
kde-admin & kde-utils and end up with kde having close to the
functionality of new XP install. I think the only thing that's missing
are the games, Media Player and a messenger client.
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