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    Has anyone tried RazorQT?


    Apparently it is a nice looking light weight alternative to KDE. Is it any good and is it worth giving a go?

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    I tried it in my AntiX install elija back when it was just released. I uninstalled it though because back then it was a bit rough around the edges. It probably is better now though. I guess KDE4 is giving you hissy fits,

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    I've not tried it but just went over and took a looksee, and it does look very interesting, so thanks for the link. Hopefully, the Gnome and KDE devs will take their heads out long enough to see that all the alternatives to their products that are coming out are being released for good reason.

    Earlier this morning, I was looking at the numbers in the current "Which DE/WM Do You Use?" poll vs those vote counts from the polls in about 2008 and earlier, and Gnome/KDE was getting the most votes by far, but now they are barely on the chart. Of course, our little poll is not a very scientific indicator of what's happening world-wide, but I'm pretty sure it's not entirely off the mark, either.

    I hope RazorQT catches on and becomes a hot item for Linux users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    I tried it in my AntiX install elija back when it was just released. I uninstalled it though because back then it was a bit rough around the edges. It probably is better now though. I guess KDE4 is giving you hissy fits,
    LOL. Nah my hard disk died and I ended up on XFCE via LXDE in my randomly chosen distro. I'm always on the lookout for something cool and new to try. If there is one thing KDE taught me is how good looking a desktop can be

    Apparently it's in the Mageia repository so as it will be very quick, I may install it..
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    Since you like to play like I do.

    Razor-qt : Live CD & DVD

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Since you like to play like I do.

    Razor-qt : Live CD & DVD
    Thanks for that link... it looks like a quick and easy way to try razor-qt. Otherwise, I was going to have to build it from the package builds found in the Arch AUR repo, then install.
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    Took me awhile but I found my old screenshot when I ran razorqt

    http://ompldr.org/vYzZ2ZA.jpg

    Edit: For you Puppy Linux lovers.

    http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/vie...4cddba87639b01

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    Trying it in a VM now. It's very siductive and very quick. It just needs some more shadows and wobbly windows. I may find those settings yet
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    Because it was smaller, I downloaded the Slitaz LiveCD iso file with razor-qt and burned it to disk, and while it booted fine the graphics were scrambled no matter which resolution I tried so I'll have to try it again later because I'm at work right now and can't spend too much time playing around with it.
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    I tried it today. Couldn't get the live CD to finish booting in a VirtualBox VM, so I put it on a thumb with unetbootin & rebooted.
    It's quick. I didn't manage to get wireless sorted or find how to shutdown.
    My general impression is that it shows promise and may not be quite ready for primetime.

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