Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:23 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Linux "Ubuntu, once the darling of desktop Linux and the overwhelmingly popular choice for newcomers, may soon lose that role to Mint." I switched to Mint KDE, and have no intention of going back. By the way, KDE4 is finally good (don't hit me, Aaron) - fast, fluid, stable, pretty, and thanks to its versatility, a joy to use after a few hours of tweaking. Just... Please, unify Plasma and the regular widget style. This is insanity.
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RE: I say
by SeeM on Fri 4th Jan 2013 08:37 UTC in reply to "I say"
SeeM
Member since:
2011-09-10

Let's all go back to wmaker/openstep and it's comforting shades of gray and lilac. :-)


After some tweaking WindowMaker is quite similar to Unity and way faster. Remember volume and xmms controls? Dockapps are great.

Too bad that on a laptop, when I need wifi, bluetooth, phone as a 3G modem and quick brightness control, this will be painful to setup for easy use. It's not impossible. It's just hard.

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RE[2]: I say
by the_randymon on Fri 4th Jan 2013 10:54 in reply to "RE: I say"
the_randymon Member since:
2005-07-06

Too bad that on a laptop, when I need wifi, bluetooth, phone as a 3G modem and quick brightness control, this will be painful to setup for easy use. It's not impossible. It's just hard.


It's not too hard. There are a couple dock apps out there that simulate the task tray. Then you just figure out which apps you need to run the wireless and bluetooth daemons. You can be done with it in about an hour of googling.

Nice thing is, when you're done, you've got a fast, efficient desktop that loads close to instantly.

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RE[2]: I say
by p13. on Fri 4th Jan 2013 11:30 in reply to "RE: I say"
p13. Member since:
2005-07-10

Preaching to the choir ;)
I've used wmaker as my main wm for years.
I even ran it on my octane as a replacement for imd.
I love it still and I've seriously contemplated going back... maybe I still am.

Edited 2013-01-04 11:31 UTC

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