Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

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Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Gnome 3.4.2
25
22%
KDE 4.8.4
18
16%
Xfce 4.8.3
39
34%
Lxde 0.5.5
5
4%
Openbox 3.5.0
8
7%
Fluxbox 1.3.2
1
1%
IceWM 1.3.7
1
1%
awesome 3.4.13
3
3%
xmonad 0.10
2
2%
other (please specify)
14
12%
 
Total votes : 116

Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby Lou » 2013-06-09 19:33

JWM is my favorite, looks like icewm, but uses half the memory (1.3 mb),jwm and ratpoison use the same.

JWM is easy to configure, keybindings work perfectly, i got it with the taskbar on top and no titile bar. It flies on my Atom/1 gig ram desktop.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby airborne.rodent » 2013-06-12 11:42

confuseling wrote:I'm glad to see that's hit the repos now. I'd read about Ion3 being great, but its developer having a bust up with the distributions (yes, as far as I know, all of them).

I'd forgotten about it, but I'll give it a whirl... Cheers for the tip-off.


Sure. Well, Tuomo is a Windows user now, if I'm not mistaken. He "got fed up with Linux alltogether". And that's why we have Notion.
By the way, I think i3 is somewhat similar, I just haven't tried (because I felt no reason). Also, awesome is quite awesome, I admit. Still, it has to much of the stuff I dont need and doesnt have that one thing Notion has: a "scratchpad" window (it is a special window, switchable by Alt+Space for example, which is always-on-top and keeps, for example, a handy xterm instance). And having "scratchpad" in WM is a must once you have the addiction:) Awesome devs have also included the 'scratch' plugin/patch, but I never got it to work, it's way to bugged (at least was in 2012).
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby miklcct » 2013-06-16 15:11

I always love KDE. It offers a drastically large amount of features and customisations that no other desktops can ever catch up. Nearly everything in KDE is customisable, however, in GNOME, you are tied up to a few specific configurations. Also, every piece of KDE is integrated together with the whole library, which makes me feel that I am using a platform, instead of a piece of application. However, the major caveat is the lack of support of HTML5 in KHTML, and the WebKit part in Konqueror is unstable, so I use another web browser to run and develop my web applications. However, I still think that Konqueror is the best web browser in terms of features.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby h3z » 2013-06-20 15:20

Well, I had been a pleased user of OpenBox. But, I have now tried Ion3. I will never go back to a floating WM again. I choose Ion3 over xmonad, since Ion has its own system information display "i3status". Now I no longer need conky. I3status is not as pretty as conky, but it works better for my needs. Out of the box Ion has some pretty good default tile management key bindings. It is also real easy to edit. It also comes with dmenu. But, for times I can't remember the name of that program I installed for use just one time, I installed pdmenu. Applications I use often, get their own shortcut. It was awkward at first. But, after a bit of playing around I went back to OpenBox thinking tiling was no big deal. I quickly realized how cumbersome floating windows felt in comparison.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby herpygumbo » 2014-01-09 07:06

I like xfce 4.8.3 in wheezy with the whisker menu. If I'm on old hardware then I like Blackbox.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby jamison20000e » 2014-01-10 21:26

Usually I'd say CLI and KDE but JWM is a sweet in between. :D
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby zackwebs » 2014-02-06 03:42

AwesomeWM, don't even have to use a mouse with it, and very little system resource usage, if you have to use a WM/DE, this is what I pick, and DE-wise, XFCE is pretty nice.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby chrissywissy » 2014-02-09 11:08

Would've said Gnome 3, as I've had it on my HP box since Wheezy went stable. However, I've been playing with various DEs on a dual boot laptop in anticipation of upgrading the mother-in-law's XP machine, and come to most enjoy XFCE. Easy to add desktop shortcuts that she'll be comfortable with and set up a nice theme.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby Linadian » 2014-02-13 21:17

I'm not surprised Xfce is in the lead, it's a pleasant trip back to basics, bloat has been a disturbing trend accross ALL OSes, proprietary or not. Just my $0.02
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Metaphorically:

Postby jamison20000e » 2014-02-13 21:43

if you ask me low calorie with all of it's water especially if you start open faucets can be quite bloaty but I love using old hardware... could cost less than $0.04. :mrgreen:
Could need way more info than put to help and conversely.
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Re: Metaphorically:

Postby Linadian » 2014-02-14 01:02

jamison20000e wrote:if you ask me low calorie with all of it's water especially if you start open faucets can be quite bloaty but I love using old hardware... could cost less than $0.04. :mrgreen:


My hardware is still pretty good and was using KDE, but sadly KDE is getting uber bloated now like Windhose (vacuums the money out of your wallet and your user rights, lol), I remember back in the day I tried uninstalling Internet Exploder from Windhose for schizz n giggles, which of course borked Windhose, that's what KDE is like now, try to remove or cut off an unwanted tentacle and the whole monster pukes or dies, lol. :roll: :lol:
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Off topic:

Postby jamison20000e » 2014-02-14 01:19

if this was about what Debian? I'd say netinst, best things come to those who work at it and on "fast" systems Xfce is nice. More often than not I go with the kid, sid but still prefer two installs CLI and KDE the most plus use many... ;)
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Re: Off topic:

Postby Linadian » 2014-02-14 03:23

jamison20000e wrote:if this was about what Debian? I'd say netinst, best things come to those who work at it and on "fast" systems Xfce is nice. More often than not I go with the kid, sid but still prefer two installs CLI and KDE the most plus use many... ;)


Oh yeah, net install for sure, that's what I'm running now and will be for a very long time, Xfce Wheezy 7.4, or XdebFace as I like to call it, lol, I refuse to use the *buntus now after the desktop search kerfuffle, secret things on by default is an MS stunt, I'm sure Mark wants to make back some of his money but the user should have a say in the matter (obvious on or off option). Oddly enough, Debian and the *buntus are all that will install to my Raid, others like Knoppix will 'see' it but no joy with install support (I know Knoppix is not meant as an SSD/HDD install, just an example). I previously had a KDE netinstall but I borked it messing with sid mulitmedia repos, etc, was getting fed up with the KDE PIM nonsense by then anyway. I do have the STABLE dmo repo this time, no backport, everything OK so far, made a killer DVD the other day with DeVeDe (no DVDStyler available, no biggy, DeVeDe works), played perfectly in the livingroom DVD home player, sweet.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby MekkaGodzilla » 2014-03-27 09:18

I love KDE, but it uses too much of my disk space. So I run i3 at the moment, and it makes my computer quiet and snappy, love it.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby Atomic-Fanboy » 2014-04-10 19:56

As of now... it would have to be i3.
I do love KDE, but I hate the long login/startup times.
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