What's your desktop environment of choice?

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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Deb-fan » 2019-03-03 01:07

Windows managers, openbox, we don need no stinking desktop environments!!! We'll I don't but are amazing gui's in gnu/Linux. Each their own. :)
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Harold » 2019-03-04 07:01

Xfce 90% of the time.
Fluxbox 10% of the time.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby salmino » 2019-03-27 02:42

ferfykins wrote:So atm i'm using gnome 3, but i'm not sure i like it....
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby debiandonder » 2019-03-27 10:57

I am using KDE Plasma 5.8.6 in Debian 9, but the later versions are faster according to articles I have read.

I don't know if I can just upgrade the KDE version alone on Debian 9 without any problems?
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby @ttila » 2019-03-27 11:53

Only Lxqt on my testing debian.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Hallvor » 2019-03-27 21:22

debiandonder wrote:I am using KDE Plasma 5.8.6 in Debian 9, but the later versions are faster according to articles I have read.

I don't know if I can just upgrade the KDE version alone on Debian 9 without any problems?


I don't think so. If you must have the latest stuff, there are better options than Debian out there.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby debiandonder » 2019-03-27 23:27

Hallvor wrote:
debiandonder wrote:I am using KDE Plasma 5.8.6 in Debian 9, but the later versions are faster according to articles I have read.

I don't know if I can just upgrade the KDE version alone on Debian 9 without any problems?


I don't think so. If you must have the latest stuff, there are better options than Debian out there.


I don't now all the Arch Linux commands and I will rather wait for Debian 10 to come out before switching. KDE 5.14 just load faster than previous versions.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Hallvor » 2019-03-28 05:01

debiandonder wrote:
Hallvor wrote:
debiandonder wrote:I am using KDE Plasma 5.8.6 in Debian 9, but the later versions are faster according to articles I have read.

I don't know if I can just upgrade the KDE version alone on Debian 9 without any problems?


I don't think so. If you must have the latest stuff, there are better options than Debian out there.


I don't now all the Arch Linux commands and I will rather wait for Debian 10 to come out before switching. KDE 5.14 just load faster than previous versions.


Arch is not your only option. Check this out: https://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/kde/

It is a little heavier on resources than Debian, but if you use a fairly new computer, that is a non-issue. It has many GUI-tools, has a fantastic remastering tool (mklivecd), is a rolling release with the latest applications (well, not alwaya all, but you can ask the developers do something about that) and has a friendly forum where the developers are active. It will typically roll out the newest KDE within a few days, and you can upgrade everything with Synaptic.

https://www.datamation.com/open-source/ ... istro.html

Expect more quirks than in (well tested) Debian, but that is the price you pay for the latest applications everywhere.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby debiandonder » 2019-03-28 12:27

The older version of KDE just takes longer to load at start up than newer versions and after that it works great. I have a old AMD A10 APU and the fan on my graphics card broke some weeks ago and i removed it.

I works surprisingly well, but I won't try any resource heavy distro. I have enabled the backports on Debian Stretch and installed 0 A.D. because the version in the normal Debian 9 repository freezes all the time.

In my case older software is not always more reliable or stable. I think I'll wait for Debian 10 to be released sometime this year, hopefully and try a distro based on that, like MX Linux, but that will probable take even longer.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2019-03-28 15:40

^How are you playing 0.A.D without a fan?
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby debiandonder » 2019-03-28 17:14

Wheelerof4te wrote:^How are you playing 0.A.D without a fan?


I removed the entire graphics card and I am just using my AMD A10 APU, that's a CPU with some 6 or so graphics cores. It's not as good as a dedicated graphics card though.
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