Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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What about quiet little XFCE?
by combatwombat on Mon 30th Mar 2009 21:22 UTC
combatwombat
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2009-03-19

XFCE is quietly taking up ground where the two heavy weights leave off... the area of those that want a responsive fast and functional desktop.

I've been with KDE 3.5x, and got sick of the sluggishness. I went to Gnome. Pretty but not much faster. Tried E17. Fun if you like to fix things constantly. Tried KDE 4.1. Uggh. Tried LXDE. Win95 revisited. Tried OpenBox. Quick but too basic and unconfigurable (ok, I cannot be bothered wading through text files to configure a gui).

XFCE works, and very nicely. You can also run all the Gnome apps to your heart's content. And with compositing enabled it is very pretty.

System? Phenom 3core8450, 4 GB, nVidia 8500GT.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Have you tried Antico? It's a rather new DE based on Qt, bot not KDE.

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