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Posted by DiskingRound in Offtopic

Hello. It is great to see such an awesome community rise from its ashes. I am DiskingRound from BetaArchive. I will be posting here one in a while (altho rarely). Thank you hounsell for rebuilding this ;)

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Windows 10 - general thread

27 Feb 2015

Posted by Cadenzza in Windows 10

I am imagining this topic as general Windows 10 discussion hub for everything that can't be sorted into already existing topics.

Let's start with rumor about first new Insiders build after build 9926. Allegedly it will be released today, 27th of February. Build number should be 10020 and it will mostly fix bugs that are present in b9926.

Of course, new icons (yep, infamous Recycle Bin icon incoming!) and redesigned search (Brad Sams from Neowin says Search/Cortana will be implemented into Start Menu) are two known UI changes that will feature in this new build.

However, 10.0.10029.0.fbl_impressive.150225-2354 was compiled on 25th of February (doh) and it is quite possible that's the build we Insiders will get. Of course, if someone has anything newer - feel free to PM me :)

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Favorite WM/Desktop?

Yesterday, 04:50 AM

Posted by stitch in Linux/UNIX

With all the plethora of options for a Window Manager available I'm curious as to what your favorites are?
For those who are unaware of all the options available here's a few:
Lightweight Options

  • awesome is a tiling (Windows 1-style) window manager primarily controlled by keyboard.  I know some power users who love such setups.
  • fluxbox is an overlapping window manager with similar resource usage to awesome.

Middle-Ground Options

  • enlightenment is a long-runner now on E19 which provides a more complete desktop environment (built with the EFL toolkit) but still has conservative resource usage.
  • MATE is a fork of GNOME 2 by the Linux Mint team after GNOME 3 was released.  It uses GTK2 and provides a more complete desktop with a familiar interface.  Acceptable resource usage.
  • LXQt is a merge of the GTK2 based LXDE and Qt4 based Razor-Qt desktop which combines strengths from both into a Qt5 desktop environment which is shifting towards using the new modular libraries from KDE5.
  • XFCE is a GTK2 based desktop with a plethora of configuration options.  A lighter weight desktop (OPs Pick!)

Full Featured Environments

  • Pantheon is the GNOME/Mac OS X like environment from the elementaryOS team. Uses GTK3 and the Vala language.
  • Unity is the default Mac OS X-like desktop based on GNOME/GTK (and Qt/QML in newer versions) in Ubuntu.  
  • KDE is one of the first open-source DE's available which contains numerous configuration options  and eye candy.  Written with Qt there is a version that corresponds with each Qt release (now on V5).  Good for power users who like to tinker and users coming from Windows.
  • GNOME was born from GNU's need to not deal with KDE's usage of Qt - which at the time was licensed under the Q Public License incompatable with GPL.  GNOME and KDE followed similar desktop patterns to KDE and Windows until version 3 when the UI was given a unique overhaul.  While initial perception of GNOME3 was met with mixed reviews the shell has stabilized over the years and offers a newer unique vision of the desktop.

This is not an all inclusive list and if I left yours off, feel free to post!

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