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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the week

Posted Aug 5, 2011 3:50 UTC (Fri) by elanthis (guest, #6227)
In reply to: Quotes of the week by Zizzle
Parent article: Quotes of the week

> I'll be looking for a new distro with a shell that offers functionality comparable to the now dead GNOME 2.

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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Quotes of the week

Posted Aug 5, 2011 20:20 UTC (Fri) by oak (guest, #2786) [Link]

While I personally like XFCE (Xubuntu setup) as desktop, one should note that it also has some maturity issues still. For example there's the issue with disappearing panels or panel items:

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 [1]. 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...

[1] 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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