What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

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What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by ericbsd » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:07 pm

Currently I use Mate, i3 and MacOS desktop. Mate replace Gnome for my every day use, i3 is for when need to focus only on coding. Since I have made the new theme of LXDE I might use it often.

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

Post by bsdkeith » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:49 am

Most used window managers :-

Openbox - Fluxbox - Xfce - IceWM


Most used apps :-

Iceweasel/Firefox - MC - Audacious - MOC - Mplayer - VLC - GIMP - (Picture Viewer) - (Other File Manager)

Main use of my computers :-

Internet - Music - Picture Viewing - Movies
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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by alchemy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:56 pm

Openbox because it is the "designer" WM for LXDE, my favourite desktop. My second favourite would be Gnome 2 and Metacity.

Most used apps are Midori, Opera, Abiword, Gparted, Brasero, Claws Mail/Sylpheed, Avidemux and GIMP. And MC for LXterminal stuff.

My main computer use is learning about OSs, Email, web browsing, typing letters, image editing and CD burning.

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

Post by hank2000 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:37 pm

Well, when working on Linux, it s usually KDE but as "hungry" of system resources as it is I am glad I found LXDE, which is a lot smaller and faster and looks almost as good! ;)
As some kind of "last relict" from the windows era I prefer to have a menu style manager and both KDE and LXDE provide exactly what I want, combined with some nice tools to administrate network and package installation I am pretty happy now on GhostBSD.

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

Post by mandog » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:38 pm

My favorite DE is Openbox, but I find mate on GhostBSD is ideal for me as its easier as I am very new to BSD.
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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by ericbsd » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Lately I have use MATE only on my 2 desktop machine.

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

Post by ulysses » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:34 am

Linux - Cinnamon
BSD - MATE
Gnome is no longer acceptable and within that I use Linux distribution, Cinnamon was the first choice. In GhostBSD there is no Cinnamon but the next I would use is MATE and so I have done and chosen it for GhostBSD.

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

Post by JWJones » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:27 am

Mac OSX 10.6.8 (this one pays the bills, Mac user since 1986)
Slackware 14.1 - framebuffer + tmux or Xfce (either no X session or Xfce; not a fan of Gnome, KDE, or MATE)
OpenBSD 5.4 - Xfce (I do like Xfce for a full-featured DE)
GhostBSD 3.5 - LXDE (Also like LXDE for a lighweight DE, also like just Openbox as WM)
Linux Mint 16 - Cinnamon (simply beautiful and functional, especially since 2.0)
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Re: What desktop or window manager you mostly use and why.

Post by tankist02 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:07 pm

DE: Mate
Apps: Google Chrome, Thunderbird, Rawtherapee, darktable, XBMC, smplayer, vlc, transmission, shell

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

Post by fmh » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:07 am

Mostly LXDE in Linux.

I'm not a big Gnome fan but Mate works great in GhostBSD. I have no complaints with it.

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