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