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Offline jls

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What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« on: July 31, 2012, 04:10:47 AM »
found in the e-users mailng list:
http://gopollgo.com/what-linux-desktop-do-you-use-currently

where is flwm?  8)

Of course I voted for e17
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 01:18:15 PM by jls_legalize »
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 05:20:40 AM »
jwm and lxde under tinycore
kde4 under porteus and suse
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 01:15:10 PM »
I'v been using fluxbox, and the wbar. It's preety nice looking, and still lightweight. I wonder what the ligetest box style window manager is.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 12:58:12 PM »
ubuntu 10.04: lxde
Mint 13: xfce
.. and TinyCore: flwm !
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Offline Rich

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 07:09:14 PM »
Tinycore and flwm

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 12:10:15 PM »
Tinycore + FLWM    I frequently try different Window managers but always return to flwm

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 08:31:20 PM »
~$cat .X.d/start
#!/bin/sh

#bell
xset -b

#fonts
xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/zevv-peep &
xset fp rehash

exec torsmo &

exec monsterwm &
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 07:47:13 AM »
Hello

not really use Linux much....just maybe TCL to try to test that a machine works.

Sometimes i use a cloud desktop "www.ispaces.com"  with a free fast "cloud browser"
inside it.

Vince.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 07:55:35 AM »
Hello

Did try that Slitaz......it was ok, but not anything like TCL.  Well, infact it doesn't find video cards
proper, so you don't even see a correct desktop on the product.


Slitaz

well  that is the two i tried. TCL and Slitaz.


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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 09:46:27 AM »
not much for desktops, i just use TCL and openbox with a few wmapps for custom systems and workstations.
SCI linux i just use out of the box no X, i still dont trust TCL for high end servers and development for such is also taking place on other platforms than TCL.

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 10:47:26 AM »
TC+openbox+bmpanel in my PC-desktop and my 2 notebooks.  :D :D
(in the PC desktop there is SUSE too)


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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 12:48:18 PM »
mc+fluxbox(some very handy and sophisticated init-, startup and key-configurations)
+wbar+ipager+wmdocks(as slitlists)
on top of a lean configuration on a multiboot-stick used as an universal tool
for different netbooks, notebooks, desktops and raid-severs
together with partedmagic, liberte-liveusb, finnix, slitaz, porteus
and some boot-, hardware- and filessystem-tools...

this tinycore environment is my main os for private use.

at work i use lean, stable and secure debian configurations on different platforms
with a lean and clean xfce4-configuration for the desktops,
sometimes completed with some virtualized operation systems.
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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 04:31:55 PM »
i use enlightment to all my installations ( one in a crappy laptop, 2 in my desktop, and one virtualbox). i tried to "convert" the installation of the laptop to something like chromeOS (only the vital hardware support and chromium), adding chromium to x.d. and removing flwm-topside, to disable the titlebar (and make the browser look more like "kiosk" style).

but when i removed flwm-topside from onboot.lst and rebooted, all menus were gone (even chromium's native menus) and an X replaced the mouse pointer. after all this mess, i had a nice chromium wallpaper ;D :P (bleh!...) and no way to restart or shutdown the damn thing, except commandline and vim to restore onboot.lst, to get rid of the "wallpaper" ;D :P

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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 06:47:16 PM »
It seems to me that some people draw a distinction between a working environment and a "desktop" and some do not.

I, perhaps just through lack of a full understanding of the terms, fall in to the "some do not" category.

I load core with Xorg-7.5, Xlibs, Xprogs, jwm and wbar.  I remove everything except "terminal" from wbar, then onboot load a file manager (emelfm2), a web browser (Minefield), an ftp client (Filezilla), an email client (sylpheed), and a music player (vlc) as wbar apps and a bunch of "little stuff" that doesn't show up in wbar... flpicsee, flume, xtrlock, xpdf, xonclock, conky_plus, sgmixer.

I don't use "ondemand" but I keep some of the heavyweights around for the rare occasion when I need them - gimp2, libreoffic - which I just tce-load as needed.

And "utility stuff" - ntfs3g, sane-backends, gtm5 (still), lame, asunder.

I guess that's not a highly integrated "desktop" like KDE or Gnome, but it is my working desktop.

Or is the question more like "what linux desktop distribution do you use?"   Core is the only "distribution" I regularly use on desktop systems.

So what do we mean when we ask "What Linux desktop do you use currently?"

I don't want to sound like I'm ranting about terminology - but it makes me uncomfortable when I suspect I'm not using the terminology the way everyone else is.  :)

In addition to "What constitutes a desktop?", let me also ask "What constitutes a distribution?" since I've seen Core referred to as a "toolkit" as distinct from a "distribution".


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Re: What Linux desktop do you use currently?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 09:14:33 PM »
I think most would expect a distribution to be a turnkey experience, even the mini and micro distributions.
Core does not offer a turnkey experience. Core does offer extreme flexibility.
I am delighted when I read Lee's post of his Core setup. It validates Core's philosophy.
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