Originally Posted by EntTheGod
i never liked xfce much :/ it just feels... cheap...
xfce is like a minimalistic DE that tries to be a heavy DE... and i just dont like the feel... guess i didnt spend the time customizing it as much as others though...
if im going minimalistic, openbox
Hmm, XFCE gets bundled in with the 'minimal' DE/WMs, but I don't really see why. Ok, it's got lower system requirements
I mean, take a look at Mint - compare the main Gnome release with the XFCE release, and I reckon you'd be hard pushed to spot the difference initially (especially if you were a complete Linux noob).
XFCE+Compiz is pretty perfect in my eyes in terms of a Linux desktop. I'm not into customisation much, and it's pretty out of the box (once themed & wallpapered, of course). It's just a real shame that XFCE isn't the main DE on any of the major distros (especially if you think of Debian and their release cycle)
I don't like KDE much at all, which is a shame as I love KDevelop (probably the best IDE I've used imo). I don't get on with Plasma. I dunno, maybe I just need to read the man pages, but I cannot 'work' it as well as I can Gnome or XFCE. I'd love to use KDE as my main DE, but it's needs to be more user friendly. I ended up wiping my KNR 10.04 install because I couldn't work out how to add things to Plasma and arrange them how I like
No-one's mentioned Enlightenment yet.....