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RE: [S.u.S.E. Linux] CDE vs KDE/WindowMaker
- From: beamanj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Joseph Beaman)
- Date: Sat, 4 Jul 1998 21:20:01 -0700
- Message-id: <000101bda7cc$2da99f60$0100a8c0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
What is the difference between a desktop enviorment, as you say, and a
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> Sent: Saturday, July 04, 1998 11:13 AM
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> Subject: Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] CDE vs KDE/WindowMaker
> On Fri, 3 Jul 1998, Joseph Beaman wrote:
> > OK, there has been a lot a talk regarding Windows Managers lately. Any
> > thoughts on cdeSiM vs KDE/Window Maker?
> I think it would make more sense to keep the Window Managers in one
> category: FVWM2, WM, E, AS, etc
> and the desktop environments in another: Gnome, KDE, etc.
> Cdesim (if I'm writing it correctly) is just a hacked fvwm to me. I don't
> like those cause to me they seem slower and clunky.
> I have AS, E, and WM, on board and like them all though right now I like E
> the best, and I'm following it closely because of it's connection with
> Gnome and the issues of compliance.
> I can't take KDE because the idea of booting into X and getting greeted
> with a Windows95 flavored interface makes me lose my cookies. No offense.
> Unfortunately, the ones I like; AS, E, and WM, have been going through a
> lot of changes and none of them have stabilized yet. I think I have to go
> back on my former criticism of E, which used to be crash-prone and damn
> ugly, and ackowledge that it is improving tremendously and may, for me
> anyway, BE the future. That lastest snap lacks some functionality, but it
> looks awesome, and the SPEED of E, now rivals WM. It's a HELL of a lot
> Anyways, my view is try everything. It varies with the user.
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