jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 20:43:20 UTC 2012
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM, Cybe R. Wizard
<cyber_wizard at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:12:06 +0100
> James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:32 AM, MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
>> > wrote: :
>> >> So I wanted vertical panels in GNOME. This is easy in Windows and
>> >> works well in everything up to Windows 7, where it is a kludge but
>> >> still works.
>> >> It never worked worth a damn in GNOME 2, very badly in KDE and
>> >> poorly in XFCE.
>> > I had huge issues with GNOME 2's vertical panels, but I find XFCE's
>> > are easily good enough. Yes, there are issues, but they don't
>> > irritate me anywhere near as much as Unity's and GNOME3's complete
>> > inflexibility with being able to reconfigure the launcher and the
>> > menu bar (top panel) to be where I want them.
>> > Other than that and having to experiment around to set various
>> > features the way I can live with them, I much prefer the whole menu
>> > system of XFCE above and beyond what I found to be a confusing mess
>> > in Unity.
>> Perhaps you are!
>> > Maybe I'm just a stiff from the old school, but I like it. (I never
>> > liked much of anything about KDE, so I won't even go there, not even
>> > to argue about it.)
>> That makes TWO of us. I just like the minimal approach without bells &
>> whistles... and if i want some i can install it. I started using
>> xubuntu before Unity and kubuntu i found too many bells & whistles -
>> but nice with it (if you want it).
> Uh, hmm... Minimal?
> Cybe R. Wizard
It's less minimal than Unity and kubuntu. LXDE i haven't tried but i
agree it is more minimal than xubuntu... perhaps too minimal. I must
say LXDE seems to be increasingly popular on many distros and i'll
have to try it someday and see why!
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