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    Favourite Desktop Environment?
    Submitted by tarzeau on Sunday, April 25, 2004 – 10:20
    X Window System

    39% (192 votes)
    6% (31 votes)
    30% (149 votes)
    6% (31 votes)
    something else, post in comments
    10% (50 votes)
    don’t use one
    8% (39 votes)

    Total votes: 492

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    Subject: FVWM
    Author: tmp123
    Date: Friday, 2004/04/30 – 12:53
    (In fact I dont need no icons on the desktop, no taskbar, no dock…)
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    Subject: ROX rocks!
    Author: JOPS
    Date: Thursday, 2004/04/29 – 14:26
    I prefer using ROX. Don’t know for sure if it’s a full DE though. It’s built around a filemanager called ROX-Filer and has it’s own dock and icon-management. Very fast and a somewhat different approach compared to other DE’s I’ve seen.


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    Subject: EvilWM
    Author: tim_retout
    Date: Wednesday, 2004/04/28 – 08:22
    Evil is very minimalist – it draws a one pixel border around the windows, and pretty much leaves it at that. There are a few keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl-Alt-Enter for a new terminal window, for instance) but it is useful to run something like xbindkeys with it, for extra functionality.

    I’m pretty sure I don’t want to go back to KDE or GNOME.

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    Subject: Re: EvilWM
    Author: Psiren
    Date: Wednesday, 2004/04/28 – 10:34
    No no! That’s just a Window Manager. It’s not a DE. It really bugs me that people can’t see the difference. You could compare EvilWM with KWin or Metacity for example, as they are window managers. But a DE is much, much more.
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    Subject: Re: EvilWM
    Author: tim_retout
    Date: Wednesday, 2004/04/28 – 10:50
    Okay then, fair point. I suppose I don’t use a desktop environment at all, then… I mean, I don’t have a use for all the icons and menus – most stuff I run from a terminal.

    I suppose I was confused by things like fvwm, and enlightenment, which (correct me if I’m wrong, of course) do have such stuff.

    I suppose what I’m trying to say is that evilwm makes normal window managers seem like desktop environments to me. 😉 Sorry if I bug you.

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