[Chugalug] Have you tried KDE lately?

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 9 20:28:41 UTC 2013

Quoting Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com>:

> On Wed, 9 Oct 2013 13:35:42 -0400
> But I think the point is that the widget set of the larger windowing
> system is largely irrelevant. I start programs that open windows,
> I alt-tab between those windows, and use those programs. I have a
> couple-pixel wide border on them for resizing them, and a menu bar for
> grabbing and dragging them, but beyond that...
> I've been a GTK widget set user for years, so I kind of headed the Gnome
> direction desktop-wise. I use Xubuntu, which tends to drag in
> Gnome components, but frankly if I could wipe all traces of the Gnome
> keyring manager, of the Gnome inter-app communications bus management
> stuff, of all of the rest off that Gnome crap off my computer, I'd be
> happier.
> I suspect that I have a similar beef with KDE. The Qt widget set? Yeah,
> sure, widget sets are fine. KDE itself? Don't care.
> I'd be as happy with FVWM2 managing my workspace and applications. In
> fact I'd probably be happier, it's just a pain in the ass to get my
> distro to drop all of that extraneous crap, and I'd have to do it again
> next time I upgraded my packages.
> So I tell it to use Metacity or XFCE or whatever "lightweight" window
> manager it wants, try to shut off as much of the bars and pop-ups and
> notification scrollers and whatever as I can, and live with the CPU and
> memory drain.
I'm with you, Dan... a pretty background is nice, but I don't need all  
the bells and whistles of KDE, which is why I use the window manager I  
do. I really need to upgrade my box to a new motherboard/CPU with a  
stand-alone video card instead of one built into the motherboard.

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