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Date:      Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:53:30 -0600
From:      Laurence Sanford <lauasanf@wilderness.dyn.dhs.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Different OS's? Marketshare
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Anthony Atkielski wrote:

>Laurence Sanford writes:
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>>Well, I don't use KDE because I don't particularly like heavyweight
>>software unless I need it ...
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>Heavyweight in the sense of resources required, or complexity, or what?
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>I got the impression that KDE was the one that everyone used.
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>Which window manager most closely approximates the GUI of traditional
>UNIX workstations?
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>Is it possible to install multiple X servers on the same machine so that
>one can fire up whichever one strikes one's fancy at a given time?
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In the sense of resource usage is what I mean when I say heavy weight. 
While KDE is quite popular, there are probly (litterally) hundreds of 
window managers that will run under X, so saying "Everyone uses N window 
manager" is going to be patently false.

You'll only need one X server - what you're looking at having multiple 
versions of is the window manager. That's what runs over top of X to 
provide the style.



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