Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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@Thom
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:39 UTC
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

You could give ROX Desktop, LXDE or Xfce a spin. I've just removed KDE4 from my Gentoo system, falling back on the solid Gnome 2.32 (with Compiz-Fusion obviously). KDE4 is to unfinished for proper daily usage. Sluggish, slightly unstable. It feels like a mix of alpha and beta quality software. And with odd drawing artifacts, not unlike Syllable, SkyOS and AROS.

There is also WindowMaker/GNUStep (possibly with Cairo Composite Manager for the bling - works with OpenBox as well).

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RE: @Thom
by lemur2 on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:41 in reply to "@Thom"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

You could give ROX Desktop, LXDE or Xfce a spin. I've just removed KDE4 from my Gentoo system, falling back on the solid Gnome 2.32 (with Compiz-Fusion obviously). KDE4 is to unfinished for proper daily usage. Sluggish, slightly unstable. It feels like a mix of alpha and beta quality software. And with odd drawing artifacts, not unlike Syllable, SkyOS and AROS. There is also WindowMaker/GNUStep (possibly with Cairo Composite Manager for the bling - works with OpenBox as well).


No need to lie.

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RE[2]: @Thom
by dylansmrjones on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:43 in reply to "RE: @Thom"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Huh? What are you talking about?

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