[conspire] a la cart window managers (was: Ubuntu 9.04)

=JeffH Jeff.Hodges at KingsMountain.com
Mon Oct 10 07:59:59 PDT 2011

 >> And yes, one can migrate over to some other desktop UI regime, eg
 >> XFCE. I've not done that (yet) because I'm sitting tight on a
 >> gnome+kde mix that's working for me. when i next upgrade to a new
 >> LTS,  I may be at that time driven to look at other desktop UI
 >> regimes.
 > Don't forget about just not bothering with a 'Desktop Environment' at
 > all, and just using your choice of window manager.  See:
 > http://xwinman.org/  for screenshots and links.
 > I keep hearing people claiming to be afraid of upgrading to even
 > modestly leading-edge distro versions because they once tried it and
 > part of KDE broke, or part of GNOME broke, and my first thought keeps
 > being:  Hey, maybe your best solution is to not tie yourself to a whole
 > desktop suite inclined towards dependency hell?
 > Since you say you already use part of GNOME and part of KDE, you're
 > already using an 'a la carte' approach where indivudual applications are
 > concerned, so maybe you should consider doing it for desktop frameworks
 > as well, i.e., 'sudo mv /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager ~', install
 > the window manager of your choice, use 'sudo update-alternatives
 > --config x-window-manager' to set it as default, and reboot.

thanks, of course, I could do that and might, now that you mention it. We'll see.


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