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Date:      Wed, 23 Feb 2005 23:05:46 -0700
From:      Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <>
Subject:   Re: Window managers (was: Different OS's? Marketshare)
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On Feb 23, 2005, at 10:56 PM, Anthony Atkielski wrote:

> Greg 'groggy' Lehey writes:
>> Possibly.  It could also be something primitive like twm, of course.
> I meant whatever is used most on commercial UNIX configurations, like
> Solaris or whatever I'd be likely to encounter on a large site.
> It appears that CDE is a strictly commercial package, so I won't be
> using that.

Someone I know works at SUN.  He said most of the people there that he 
knows have ditched CDE and use Gnome :-( and I think SUN may be 
adopting Gnome or one of the other ones to replace CDE


> How hard is it to _uninstall_ window managers and desktops?
> Confronted with bewildering choices, I have Xfce downloading now; it
> looked clean in the screen shots and apparently it doesn't require many
> resources.
> KDE looks awfully heavy and adolescent and I don't know that I'm
> interested in something that tries so hard to be like Windows.

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