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Dividing the Linux desktop
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I promised not to get involved in GNOME 3 discussions on LWN again, so I'll simply say this: given your stated preferences, you may find XFCE to your liking.
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Posted Aug 5, 2011 20:20 UTC (Fri) by oak (guest, #2786)
And the apps aren't as full featured / as Gnome or KDE ones, which eventually forced me to move to another desktop, at least until XFCE matures more.
As most desktops allow changing the window manager, I eventually ended up selecting my desktop based on the apps that I use most: terminal, mail and photo manager . Bad experiences on other desktops with less used apps like CD/DVD burning affected this also.
So, I don't quite understand why people select desktop based on its window manager, or complain about one. They should complain if the desktop doesn't work with their favorite standards-compliant replacement window manager...
 Browser is of course one of the most used apps, but neither Firefox nor Chrome is tied to any desktop environment.
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