Torvalds on desktop environments ...

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  1. vasa1

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    And that matters why?
     
  3. vasa1

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    You could ask that about quite a few things in life.
     
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    And ...
    Torvalds Dumps GNOME for Xfce
    by Susan Linton - Aug. 03, 2011
    -http://ostatic.com/blog/torvalds-dumps-gnome-for-xfce-

    And ...
    Torvalds: GNOME over as Linux creator switches to Xfce
    -http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Torvalds-GNOME-over-as-Linux-creator-switches-to-Xfce-1318538.html-

    And ...
    Linus Torvalds dubs GNOME 3 'unholy mess'
    -http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/05/linus_slams_gnome_three/-
     
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    I've been using Xfce for nearly two days on Mint 11 but I'm not seeing any clear improvement over Gnome [no effects]. I learned how to tweak a theme though and managed to replace the blue in the title bar (in the screen shot) with dark green.
     

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    i agree with linux Torvalds gnome 3 disaster for regular users i hate fedora 15 for gnome only and dont have way where to go :D
     
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    KDE and Gnome are bloat and Gnome 3 is getting dumbed down, stripping out options that take away control.

    And another thing many don't consider, if you're going to be a Linux geek some day, then when you really stop and look at what you're doing, do you really need a big desktop to get the job done?

    Truth is, when you've gained some pretty good level of experience, using a simple window manager like Fluxbox, or OpenBox can get the job done just as well.

    Here's my desktop, running OpenBox 3.4.11.2;

    http://postimage.org/image/2j7g2kuqs/full/

    I can do anything in OpenBox like any other desktop, but as far as speed is concerned, it runs circles around everything else. :)

    If I had to stick to more of a normal desktop then it would be Xfce, much faster then KDE and Gnome, thank goodness I don't, OpenBox rocks! ;)
     
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    I agree! I grabed the xfce spin and added LXDE to try it out. You may want to download one of the other spins from the download page.
     
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    He'll go back to KDE.
     
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    I've tried all of them, except GNOME 3 which Vmware doesn't support. I think KDE is the best if you have enough hardware.
     
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    That's called recursion :)
    Mrk
     
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