What desktop environment do you use /g/? I recently installed Debian on my laptop and i'm trying to figure out which DE to install.
OP here, should specify. I do dig the minimalist nature of just using a WM and other various parts, but it's a pain in the ass to get everything configured and I don't really have too much time to manage it all.
My laptop pretty beastly so I don't think RAM usage and shit is much of an issue, either.
Its a fully functional DE thats fast enough to not show any signs of lag on my intel d2500.
Fedora+ enlightenment uses only 400MB ram.
Whats wrong with enlightenment?
Its a nice and efficient DE, my favourite so far.
because they are idiots. i personally prefer xfce, but enlightenment is suite as fuck. it's somewhere inbetween a de and a wm. it's actively developed, by people who give a shit (AND the devs are making sure it's compatible with newer technologies like wayland).
Also I've been using enlightenment for over a month with zero issues so far. No instabilities, it works flawlessly.
My 2 favourite DEs are enlightenment and xfce so far. Going to give lxde and plasma a try soon, I've got a friend who says they're great.
I use both enlightenment and xfce, they're both great. But personally I lean more towards enlightenment. Everyone has their preferences though and they're both very nice DEs.
>implying you cant rice your DE however you want.
Sarcasm is not easily conveyed through text.
But I do :(
It was actually my gf who did it, I'd need to poke around to find how it's done. She also downloaded Adobe Reader for me, without which I'd never have figured out how to download a pdf from the web.
OSX is beautiful and stable, but it can drive you crazy easily. And that's not to speak of iOS without file tables lol
>hating on based Enlightenment
Also, my vote is Xfce, duh.
Xfce or Lxde are pretty good choices. Lightweight and functional. Maybe GNOME if you liked Windows 8's layout, but want a more competent version of it. Never tried MATE, but definitely don't use KDE. It's really bloated and has a tendency to crash(at least for me)
Best default applications and krunner is amazing.
It does everything, files, applications, predicts what I want based on previous searches, no nonsense calculator / converter.
Config files have a graphical frontend so basic features are easy to modify.
The file manager has a built in terminal so switching between clicking a link and running a command is natural.
Less ram consumed and more smoothness *on my machine*.
Besides, KDE4 has been abandoned, gets no more bug fixes and improvements, while Plasma 2 is being slowly but steadily refined.
Lastly, breeze-dark is great, on older releases it was a pain to find good dark themes and make them work.
4 is fine as it is, certainly less buggy than 5 will end up being for the next year at the very least (and then the code will surely be abandoned AGAIN for the inevitable Plasma 6, gotta love the KDE team). If their idea of "fixing" things is removing basic features then no thanks.
The smoothness is your brain getting placated by muh animations, a.k.a. Android vs iPhone effect.
Used many, and many are shit.
Would you like systemd with that sir?
Don't fucking fall for it
Had the occasional freeze but it would be alright if they could fix those bugs.
The full desktop experience, stick to KDE4 for now.
The basic, simple and fuckup free desktop that does what it needs to do.
Might as well just use xfce.
Well I guess it's light, it also looks like shit. But at least it works.
>I overcomplicate my desktop experience because I don't like to get actual work done
Fuck off, this is a DE thread.
fell for the standalone window manager meme when I first started getting into linux. Awesome was my go to until I switched to i3. Then it hit me that I have 8gb of ram and 2tb of disk space im not using.
Imo plasma 5 is perfect, sexy asfuck and, for a minute there, it was worth all the bugs I was experiencing. Sddm was causing serious problems for me so i'm using gnome at the moment.
Feels very professional and I don't find myself getting distracted tweaking configs, which is a plus. This transition out of the traditional windows start menu thing is starting to grow on me gotta admit.
go i3 if you don't leave your keyboard
xfce/mate if you're dealing with low resources
gnome if you work on your machine, kde if not
inspiron 7720, laptop of 3 years now.
my battery died a year ago. after spending 600+ for the laptop itself, dell can choke on the 120 dollars they want for the battery.
So yeah it's essentially a desktop.