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    KDE or Gnome for Gentoo


    I was curious if Gentoo had a default standard between KDE or Gnome? Is one recommened over the other for Gentoo?
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    Personally i use neither. I use Fluxbox as it's lightweight it takes a LOT less time to install, for example,
    root@homer:/home/sdousley> genlop -t fluxbox
    * x11-wm/fluxbox

    Mon Feb 21 14:23:32 2005 >>> x11-wm/fluxbox-0.9.12-r1
    merge time: 6 minutes and 47 seconds.

    root@homer:/home/sdousley> genlop -t kdebase
    * kde-base/kdebase

    Fri Apr 8 16:18:40 2005 >>> kde-base/kdebase-3.3.2-r2
    merge time: 1 hour, 51 minutes and 45 seconds.

    root@homer:/home/sdousley>
    Took 6 mins to install flux, and 1hour 51 mins just for kdebase.
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    Looks interesting, but are all the commands and menus accessed from the top bar? I don't really like "Apple" style top menu style. I find my mouse gravitates either to the bottom or the right corner, and thus don't like a menu bar that works opposite of how I act. Is it customizable to move to the bottom or right?
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    I currently have my taskbar at the bottom. Though (i think it can be done) But i dont have any desktop icons as there's not really a desktop for flux, it is pretty much JUST a window manager. So to start applications, i jus right click the desktop to get the application list.

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    Though i have modified the theme somewhat from standards. But it's simple enough to do
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    And in addition I like the config-scripts of flux... It's so easy to configure, espesially the menu. If you configure and install idesk (yes, I have tried) you will get icons on the desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotharjade
    Looks interesting, but are all the commands and menus accessed from the top bar? I don't really like "Apple" style top menu style. I find my mouse gravitates either to the bottom or the right corner, and thus don't like a menu bar that works opposite of how I act. Is it customizable to move to the bottom or right?
    KDE and Gnome both can be configured to put the toolbars pretty much anywhere you like.

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    you could also try enlightenment, it is much faster than kde or gnome, but it seems to have many of their features that fluxbox lacks.
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    So, to revise my question it is two fold.
    1. Which does gentoo prefer, KDE or Gnome?
    2. What is the best alternative to KDE or Gnome and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lotharjade
    So, to revise my question it is two fold.
    1. Which does gentoo prefer, KDE or Gnome?
    2. What is the best alternative to KDE or Gnome and why?
    1) it doesn't prefer either
    2) I like xfce, however, there are many out there.
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    Hmm, I wonder if someone has done a good review of them out there. A bit more of the WHY people like one or the other.
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