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Im running Arch and currently switch between XFCE and standalone fluxbox(making full transition flux) and just wanted to know what you guys are using on your systems.
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Been playing with a combination of GNOME with xmonad as a drop-in replacement for metacity lately. A tiling WM with panels. Kind of quirky
    
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On my Linux desktop I just started using awesome. It has a lot of nice features for a minimal tiling wm. I was running i3 but it was a bit unstable. I still run into issues with tiling wm's now and then.

On my netbook I use XFCE. I don't like messing around on my netbook as much and it just needs to work and be stable. XFCE is a good balance between light and heavy.
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On my Linux desktop I just started using awesome. It has a lot of nice features for a minimal tiling wm. I was running i3 but it was a bit unstable. I still run into issues with tiling wm's now and then.

On my netbook I use XFCE. I don't like messing around on my netbook as much and it just needs to work and be stable. XFCE is a good balance between light and heavy.
my laptop runs basically stock ubuntu 10.10 just because i want it to actually run properly and not have any issues while im at school or whatever. my desktop is really just more for watching tv/movies and doing school work, but i like to mess around with arch and learn more about it.
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my laptop runs basically stock ubuntu 10.10 just because i want it to actually run properly and not have any issues while im at school or whatever. my desktop is really just more for watching tv/movies and doing school work, but i like to mess around with arch and learn more about it.
Yeah thats my same reasoning. I find Arch to be stable enough though. I just don't update anything until the weekend when I have a day to fix anything but I have never had it happen. Have had problems with glitchy wm's though. Most recently i3 completely lost all it's shortcut keys (it's a tiling wm with no menu so this means I can't open anything) and couldn't ctrl-alt to tty1 so I couldn't shutdown or restart or anything, had to do a hard shutdown and when I rebooted my patriot ssd had become a paperweight. This was in the middle of the day so when I had my 2 hour break between classes I had nothing to use to get work done. This taught me the important lesson of don't buy cheap ssd's and don't experiment with the netbook.

My linux desktop I built specifically just for messing around with things. Built the whole thing for less than $400 with spare parts I had laying around. All I use it for is for is internet browsing, overclocking experiments, trying different distros/ wm's if I like it I end up moving the same config to my netbook.
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KDE. Nuff said.

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never been a kde fan.
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Gnome + KWin (because of the awesome window snap)
    
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KDE. Nuff said.

Amarok? Boo. I still don't understand it's problem with crossfade. Sometimes it does it (which I don't want) and sometimes it doesn't but since there isn't any control of it I can't take it.

But yeah, there's something about the speed of KDE when you get it setup right that makes you forget the reason of having a mouse and the point of most GUI navigation. That said I for some reason like MeeGo's setup. I think it's a XFCE/Gnome/Clutter mashup.
     
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Gnome + KWin (because of the awesome window snap)
Sacrilege. You'll have fanboys from both sides grabbing their torches and pitchforks.
    
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