What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by sacman08 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:19 am

I have been a long time Xfce4 user and then have Fluxbox as my backup wm, but I am trying out GhostBSD and I am enjoying using MATE.

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by Nuklear » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:22 pm

I use:
1. Mac OSX El Capitan;
2. LXDE on Ubuntu;
3. KDE on FreeBSD;
4. Mate on GhostBSD.
Everything for development (web, mobile and desktop).

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by macondo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:02 pm

To me, DEs are out, if a window manager has its keybindings convoluted (read openbox), is out. I cannot waste time going to menus and clicking. Not to mention the RAM waste, thus, speed is where is at; looks mean nothing to me.

JWM, Icewm, and Ratpoison.

xfe -file manager
mirage -image viewer
nano -word processor (save everything in .txt)
scrot -take snapshots
flburn - burn isos (small and simple)
hexchat
xdgmenumaker - includes menus for JWM, menumaker does not.
Desktop Celeron with 4 gigs RAM - icewm/jwm/ratpoison - FreeBSD 11.1/GhostBSD 11.1
KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by short-bike » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:26 am

On linux, any distro, for me it has to be Cinamon.
Most used apps, again on linux: FireFox, Thunderbird, Geany (lightweight gtk editor), Transmission (torrenting). Although most of my time is spent on the command line.

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by i18nde » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:04 pm

With GhostBSD and Linux I really like MATE, with FreeBSD rather WindowMaker. Compared to Linux (Debian, Ubuntu ...) WindowMaker and all the nice Apps like GNUMail, all the GNUStep stuff is still very useful and tiny at the BSDs, runs on old machines absolutely nice.
Strawberry fields forever ...

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by slughorn » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:45 pm

With GhostBSD I use MATE. For my favorite applications I use an additional panel on the left hand side. It is brilliant.

On Linux I used KDE, Gnome, Cinnamon and also MATE. I stick with MATE. I don't need all the gimmicks.

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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by Vermilion » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:11 am

Linux: Gnome3
GhostBSD: Mate
pure FreeBSD: Mate

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