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    Default Desktop Environments wiht OpenSUSE?

    I see a lot on here about using KDE or Gnome with OpenSUSE, but I was wondering if anyone's tried anything else with it? XFCE? Any other ones?

    Was it easy to set it up with that environement? To Switch back? Was it faster/slower?

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    I found XFCE to be very fast, much faster than Gnome. I never really tried KDE for any length. Although I liked XFCE, I prefer Gnome with nautilus integration. The menus in XFCE are harder to manipulate in my opinion (no drag and drop for example), or at least less straightforward. There are also a lot of apps I use that are tightly integrated into gnome, but with enough effort they could probably be implemented well in XFCE. Overall, I found it to be a good lightweight desktop similar to gnome.

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    Give KDE a try. Although if you're running any OpenSuse lower then 11.1 (Beta 4) I suggest you try KDE 3.5 because KDE 4 I heard was really unstable before 11.1 Beta 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LearningKameleon View Post
    Give KDE a try. Although if you're running any OpenSuse lower then 11.1 (Beta 4) I suggest you try KDE 3.5 because KDE 4 I heard was really unstable before 11.1 Beta 4.
    I am using OpenSUSE 11, KDE 4. It's good but not perfect and I was just interested in trying some others out. So I was looking for experiences, recommendations, instructions.

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    Default Re: Desktop Environments wiht OpenSUSE?

    6tr6tr wrote:
    > I see a lot on here about using KDE or Gnome with OpenSUSE, but I was
    > wondering if anyone's tried anything else with it? XFCE? Any other
    > ones?
    >
    > Was it easy to set it up with that environement? To Switch back? Was it
    > faster/slower?
    >
    >

    I use XFCE, fluxbox and LXDE. All work fine and are easy to switch to
    from the login screen.

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    Default Re: Desktop Environments wiht OpenSUSE?

    I am a KDE4 user, KDE4-4.1 is definitely more stable than the previous more. KDE4 has the best app2app integration, rich set of features, eye-candish and the most flexible when compared to GNOME.
    I have tried XFCE also and its blazing fast. But there is no integration among the apps. Plus its difficult to navigate. But its worth trying out once before settling on any Desktop environment.

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