--- Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > > Joshua Lewis wrote: > > > > > > 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? > > > > > > > Look at them both and make a choice if you like > either. > > I tried both in the past, but found they were not > for me for various > > reasons, so I went looking, also tried Xfce as > has been mentioned, but > > I decided I wanted to try something really > different from things that > > seemed Windows like. > > > > Tried WindowMaker and have been using it now for a > long time. Here is > > the url www.windowmaker.info if you are > interested. > > As you requested lean and fast, little slow > getting started, only > > because it is very different in the approach of > say Gnome, KDE, or Xfce, > > but once you get used to it, works great. I also > like dock apps, which > > you can get more info at http://dockapps.org/ > > Gee, I just use AfterStep. Of course, that isn't > really an MS-Win > environment replacement. It doesn't even attempt to > be. But then I > really do not want to have the look and feel of > MS-Win. I want something > more straight-forward and less icky. > > ////jerry > > > Good Luck, > > Sean This is a good point here. Whereas it's good to have something familiar for immediate productivity, it's also good to explore different options to experience benefits/drawbacks that you hadn't considered before. In *nix (includind BSD's and Linux), you're not limited to one window manager. You can install several and use whichever matches your mood at the time. I used to use KDE and Gnome simply because the menus contained so many applications that were new to me. Once I knew which applications I wanted to use, I switched to XFCE because it's faster. I still use XFCE for my office productivity; but I'm still experimenting with icewm and windowmaker on an older computer because they "feel" so much faster. Definitely choose a window manager that will give you a positive experience now; but take time to browse *nix's other offerings. If you don't try new things, how can you make an informed decision? Andrew L. Gould _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"