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Date:      Thu, 24 Feb 2005 01:54:15 -0500
From:      Chuck Swiger <cswiger@mac.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Window managers
Message-ID:  <421D7A17.3050109@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <599586665.20050224065658@wanadoo.fr>
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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.

Back in the good old days, that would have been OpenLook.  Today, you'd 
probably find KDE or GNOME on most systems (FreeBSD, Linux, OS X).

> It appears that CDE is a strictly commercial package, so I won't be
> using that.
> 
> How hard is it to _uninstall_ window managers and desktops?

It's not hard.  "pkg_delete -xf kde" or "pkg_delete -xf gnome".

[ You might want to be a little more selective than using such a wildcard, 
however, although if you've got the precompiled packages handy, reinstalling 
something again is not a big deal if you need a dependency. ]

-- 
-Chuck



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