kde, gnome3, cinnamon or mate

Discussion in 'Unrelated Discussion' started by tatsujb, October 3, 2016.

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what desktop interface to use

  1. KDE

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  2. mate

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  3. gnome3

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  4. cinnamon

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  1. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    Hey all!

    I just completed successfully building and booting my very first very own arch linux and not only that i figured out on my own how to get it booting in GPT UEFI mode with systemd rather than grub. This setup has perfection woven into the details :p

    It boots up to a terminal and awaits noting more than the commands which will install a user interface to it.

    I only have experience with unity thats the only thing i know but A its time for me to discover something else and B wayland is out Mir is not (I've tried it its only beta and not very functional) and another little bunch of things are incompatible with the Unity environment (not to mention i dislike that contrary to others it uses gpu and not cpu) so its off the cards.

    Thanks
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  2. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Cinnamon challege inc.
  3. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    Dont derail my thread xD !
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    (Cinnamon looks like this its what they use in linux mint)
  4. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    Oh and i know installing them all is an option but doing that murders the boot time so i only want to install one and not change it.
  5. dom314

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    How about openbox? Very minimalist.

    You could also try one of the tiling window managers, like awesome, or i3.
  6. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    thanks! Do those support wayland?

    Edit yeah awesome and i3 are built on X. Low chances they were already made for wayland

    Edit: openbox is also non-wayland :(
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  7. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    Im thinking im gonna go for gnome
  8. dom314

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    A pity about openbox, I really like that one :p.

    i3 alternative that is wayland compatible:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sway
  9. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    thanks! do you run linux?
    ended up going with gnome3
    i'm quite liking it (apart for some of the dual screen features i'm apparently missing out on)
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  10. cdrkf

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    I personally like the xfce interface. It's minimalist and clean and pretty light weight. I currently run stock Ubuntu but Unity is a bit meh.
  11. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    WHAT DID YOU SAY ??!! YOU TAKE BACK WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT HER!!!


    :D can't stop liking unity
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  12. dom314

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    Not anymore, I used to run Arch. Yeah gnome3 looks good. I guess I just don't like how heavy it feels. When I am on linux, I just want the best way to get a terminal window going. Once I have that, I am happy.
  13. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    what about this one :
  14. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    gettin tired of arch actually -_-"

    its too easy to to break stuff and a lot of the things don't come out of the box fully functional. I really preferred the stability and ease of use (and massive community!! there wouldn't be so much ubuntu-oriented content if there weren't so many users) of ubuntu.

    the thing is I hate x-org and i can't really wait to get out of it but Mir doesn't seem to be moving along.
  15. tatsujb

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    that being said ppl do seem to have mir up and running so who am I to talk...
  16. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Wobbly windows!
    wobbly.gif

    Well, in seriousness, I've used KDE since forever, and I quite like it. I may have grown to accustomed to it though. Nice integrated calendar/mail suite that suits my needs.
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  17. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    @DeathByDenim never get tired of jelly windows. so funny!
    yeah maybe KDE

    I officially got tired of my arch. its too breaky and getting stuff set up and functional is tedious. i'm gonna get a packed os.
    now witch one?

    what about deb files though?

    they're amazing and numerous. and as far as i know only debian ubuntu zorin and manjaro (basically the debian tree) benifit from them?
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  18. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    on ubuntu (and most others i would hope but apparently not arch +gnome) it's default mapped to control+alt+T
  19. dom314

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    I don't mean how quickly I can get one, I mean, conceptually, how much of the window manager is involved with that. Unity and gnome3 ect. solve a much more general problem of window management; which to me feels heavy. xD

    It's not a very universal view I know :p

    btw, when are you going to play FAF with me again?
  20. tatsujb

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    yeah sure. i like to keep faf up alot.

    i don't see you on right now but basically ready when you are.

    this applies to everyone here.

    you're all free to join in on the fun.

    16 player games 'yall!

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