OK, so I’ll lay some of the blame for this post off on SFaulken. He is a former dev/maintainer on the Cloverleaf Linux project, and a contributor to KlyDE as well. (I think I got all that right) Anyhow, he is a “big” proponent of KDE and has been telling me how great it is. After my recent exploration of openSUSE, which came with KDE by default, I was definitely impressed with the new KDE 4 Plasma Desktop.
I had not used KDE since around 2002. At the time, it was still a fledgling, bug filled, desktop environment that was difficult to use. I think KDE came out around ’97 or ’98, so to be fair I didn’t give it much more than a cursory look. I went back to it a read more
For the past few days, I’ve been playing with alternative DE’s for my Debian distro currently running on my laptop. The technical jargon for the distro I’m currently running is “Debian GNU/Linux 7.0-VSIDO. This translates to Debian Sid. The minimal install I started with came by default with Xfce4.10 or Openbox as the desktop environment. And all was good! In the spirit of honest reporting, I never really gave a OB chance. In my defense, I started out using Xfce4 and just never really looked back. I have a good friend Bruce, in the Linux community who swears by Openbox. I just haven’t given it a close enough look to include any pro’s or con’s here in this post. Perhaps in the next few weeks, I can persuade Bruce to write a post touting it’s (Openbox) horn, so-to-speak!
Before going to the ‘pure’ Debian side of things, I’d been happily using Ubuntu as anyone read more