[blfs-support] Suggestions on Desktop Environment

Alan Feuerbacher alanf00 at comcast.net
Sun Dec 8 05:23:12 PST 2013


On 12/3/2013 8:22 PM, Alan Feuerbacher wrote:
> I'm not far from choosing a Desktop Environment, which BLFS gives you
> choices of KDE, XFCE, LXDE to install.
>
> I use Gnome at work, an old version that comes with Redhat 5, and I
> understand that new versions get mixed reviews in online forums. I have
> no opinion, having no experience except with what comes with my Fedora
> 19 host system.
>
> Why does BLFS not do Gnome? I see that Gnome depends on systemd which
> BLFS does not support. Can anyone give me a few clues about the issues?
>
> I've used KDE before, where I used to work, and I was quite happy with it.
>
> Any comments on the relative merits of the three that BLFS recommends?
> Beyond the brief introductions in the BLFS book?

Well, based on the many kind suggestions I received, I installed XFCE 
and managed to get it running. It looks very nice.

Man, what a lot of dependencies, though.

Alan




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