Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Mar 2011 12:59 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y If you were, you know, living your lives, you've probably missed it, but old fires are burning brightly once again: there's somewhat of a falling-out going on between KDE and GNOME, with Canonical siding squarely with... KDE. The issue seems to revolve around GNOME's lack of collaboration, as explained by KDE's Aaron Seigo.
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RE[2]: In other words...
by da_Chicken on Fri 11th Mar 2011 02:11 UTC in reply to "RE: In other words..."
da_Chicken
Member since:
2006-01-01

XFCE is indeed a very good alternative to GNOME. GNOME apps work nicely in XFCE, and XFCE offers a stable and familiar desktop environment.

Pretty much the only thing I don't like about XFCE is its window manager, which is almost as lame as metacity. Openbox is a much better alternative, and you can easily change the WM in XFCE to openbox by typing in a terminal window this command:

killall xfwm4 ; openbox & exit

Then exit XFCE, saving the session. The next time you start XFCE, it will use openbox as its WM. ;)

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RE[3]: In other words...
by Icaria on Fri 11th Mar 2011 02:50 in reply to "RE[2]: In other words..."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

Having used OpenBox, Xfwm4 and Metacity, I can't imagine why you'd think Xfwm4 has more in common with the latter, rather than the former. Xfwm4 is a lot more flexible and capable than Metacity, if nothing else.

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RE[4]: In other words...
by Morgan on Fri 11th Mar 2011 12:23 in reply to "RE[3]: In other words..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Indeed, I'm itching to give the newest release a spin, though it means compiling for a few hours. Spare time is spare indeed in my current work-work-sleep-work schedule, but I may give it a go later this weekend.

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