On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 01:15:37 -0600 (MDT) Keith Seyffarth <w...@weif.net> wrote:
> > At this point, I guess I'm looking for recommendations on a window > manager. The XFCE upgrade went smoothly for me, apart from missing icons, although I don't use it all that much so I may have missed something. At very least I'd do a portupgrade -a, preferably a portupgrade -fa. Running 6.0 isn't very sensible, there aren't all that many people using Freebsd as a desktop machine in the first place, and most of the people best suited to fix problems, or file detailed PRs will be on 7 or 8 by now. > What other window managers do people use, or what would you recommend > and why? I'd suggest kde3, it's very stable, and version updates are always simple. You don't have to install it all, if you don't want to. xfce is the lightest of the 3 main desktop environments, so the next down are the likes of windowmaker, fluxbox, icewm, and enlightenment. Personally I'd go with fluxbox out of these, but that's largely personal preference. I like the taskbar and system tray support, icewm is similar, but seems less sophisticated and isn't really functional out-of the-box. If you want a desktop environment on top of a window manager you can use the rox ports to get session management, icons on the desktop, and a file manager. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"