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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Linux: Gnome3
GhostBSD: Mate
pure FreeBSD: Mate

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