Predrag Punosevac wrote:
Michael S wrote:
Good day all,

I decided to add GUI to my GUI-less FreeBSD machine. I
am  considering installing Gnome, which I haven't used
for long while and the last time was on Linux anyway.
The reason is that most of my favorite applications
use gtk libraries, like Firefox, GAIM (can't get used
to the new name),wxPython and others. In short I
wanted to avoid 2 huge sets of libraries (gtk and qt)
by not installing KDE.
I wanted to know how Gnome feels on FreeBSD, is it
polished enough? Are there crashes? Any caveats at

Thanks in advance,
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I run Gnome 2.18 full version compiled from ports + fifth toe + gnome office +etc in another words everything. Computer is home made Intel Core 2 Duo E 4300 2x512 Kb RAM dual channel memory DDR2 667. The machine is our main home computer used by my wife and my mother in law (people with some Windows experience and no real knowledge to speak of). They find it easier to use than Windows machines they have at work.

So far stability of Gnome is extraordinary. I have not observed any applications hanging except usual problems with licking of sound card. With little bit of configuration rc.conf, devfs.conf and fstab which I am more than happy to provide to you everything works out of box. All multimedia, printing, scanning, cameras, webcam, xchat, vnc works flawlessly with exception of sound recording (Skype) due to the fact that I am using OSS compiled from ports for my audio card and I am reading documentation how to set up mixer and recorder.
I might also get another audio card because VoIP is very important to me.

Computer fells faster then working on KDE (Original installation was PC-BSD) Also it feels significantly faster then my Ubuntu desktop at the University. I have to admit though that my machine at home has slightly better hardware.

On another look, I do use OpenBox 3 with the help of pypanel and Rox-filler manager on one older machine. It feels faster than any desktop I use at the University or at home so it is your choice. I really think that Gnome BSD team did grate job to bring FreeBSD to level grand ma users. On another hand for pure productivity I have to say that good WM is still probably better choice.

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I forgot to say in my last massage. The good compromise between Gnome (KDE) full blown desktop and ***Box X window managers is Xfce. Xfce is only about 15Mb vs Gnome(KDE)~200Mb. I was first time exposed to it by using FreeSBIE. It is slightly less responsive on FreeSBIE than Fluxbox(700Kb) which one should expect but seems remarkably fast for a full Desktop running from the LIVE CD. Real eye candy and it has everything you need as a default installation. It is really very good.

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