[blfs-support] Suggestions on Desktop Environment

akhiezer lfs65 at cruziero.com
Wed Dec 4 04:22:36 PST 2013

> Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:10:35 -0300
> From: Fernando de Oliveira <famobr at yahoo.com.br>
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: Re: [blfs-support] Suggestions on Desktop Environment
> Forgot to answer (partially) your question: search just for a WM, see
> what they look like in their sites, and what is needed to install them,
> and go for one. Then you will have something to play with, and then can
> decide how much time and effort you want to spend for the next move.

 - if I may suggest additionally (sorry Fernando, don't mean to be gainsaying 
your posts), might be easier if you try the environments out using one or two 
distros that support them out-of-the-box, rather than compiling from scratch 
in order to try them out. Ceretainly Slackware 14.1 has kde/xfce/plus-others, 
and not Gnome; is easy to switch from one DE/WM to another; try each out for a 
coupla days/weeks at a time, and see how you go. For Gnome &c, try to use a 
distro that doesn't mangle it to their own ends too much.




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