[blfs-support] Suggestions on Desktop Environment

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 4 10:37:56 PST 2013

On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 11:26:25AM +0000, akhiezer wrote:
> TLDR: *if* using a Desktop Environment ('DE'), then I'd _suggest_ XFCE for <= 
> medium-power machines, KDE for >~ medium-power machines, and GNOME for ... er, 
> I guess if you know/want GNOME.
 I found kde slow on my 8GB AMD phenom (4 processors).

 XFCE is very usable for me.  My fingers are hard-wired to icewm
actions [ ctrl-alt-space to type in the program name, ctrl-alt-n to
move to desktop n, ctrl-alt-Fn to move to ttyn ] and I prefer a
plain background (except at this time of year where I run xsnow ]
without icons wasting space, but I could live with xfce and will
probably use it when I get around to installing LFS/BLFS on my

> A side-light on the matter:
> ----
> It can be worth bearing in mind the view, "I run applications, not Desktop 
> Environments".

 I very much agree with that.

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