Desktop Environments

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  1. mictlan

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    xfce4 on Debian SID (with the looks of Xubuntu - fonts, icons and themes).
    xfce4 is lightweight and stable.
     
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  3. LiteOS

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  4. LiteOS

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    #24 LiteOS, Oct 24, 2018
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    Im tring centos now quite good with the playing yt on 60 fps with chrome only

    CentOS-7-x86_64-LiveGNOME-1804
    or minimal

    install mate to have more new-like experience and able to change the desktop without too much settings

    around 400mb mem
    5.5gb disk usage from gnome


    i tested lots of distro centos is based on redhat / server enterprise
    and there no tearing at all !!

    any other distro have problem to same degree some of them almost not noticeable
    but centos is the "real deal"

    gnome or kde dekstop env[for centos] is quite oldy looking so mate is good replacement overall

    however installing apps can be pain , worth it thu :)

    mouse is also good i need to lower the dpi to make it smooth
    i think its 800dpi

    i wasnt able to make it glitch or lose the focus of gfx manager with moving fast the windows

    so if u have nvidia gfx and would like to try linux, give it chance

    and firefox wont handle 60fps even with classic youtube due chrome is only that really support it fully
    so i made the assumption it related

    btw firefox last version doesnt have problem

    after a while there blurry line in middle :(

    edit

    debian 9.5 netinstaller with mate core --no-install recommands
    220mb ram
    1.5gb footprint :D
     
  5. LiteOS

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    #25 LiteOS, Jan 7, 2020
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    just want to correct this:
    thats not related to linux
    its related to screen refresh rate
    60hz is not enuf to keep with high dpi, then it seems its lagging behind
     
  6. kumaramy

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    KDE neon is the smoothest KDE distro i have ever used.
    But as i wanted to learn linux commands on Centos to become Sysadmin, I stay away from User friendly desktops.
     
  7. ipx

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    why on earth would i want linux to replicate / resemble windows? i dumped windows because i was fed up of windows.

    honest to god it aint an easy decision to make nor is it an easy task to migrate to windows permanently after almost 2 decades of windows.

    i was so freaking harrowed with windows 10. ltsb gave me some hope but ltsc screwed ltsb. hence i dared to ditch windows for good on all my machines.

    coming back to topic, why would i want my linux distro which in my case is ubuntu, to be anything like windows, which i detest.

    my advice to all those seeking a linux distro that is a windows clone / wannabe windows is you might as well stick with windows.

    if i dump my girlfriend because she is totally unbearable, why would i want the next woman in my life to have traits of my ex? as simple as that. just my 2 cents.
     
  8. Surprised nobody mentioned Unity here yet, which caused a bit of a hoo-hah when it first surfaced. Of course, it's a forgotten memory now. Personally, I didn't have a problem with it when I tinkered with Ubuntu a bit.
     
  9. MSMG

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    1 - Zorin OS gives you almost all the Windows OS Start Menu layout, look and feel.

    2 - Kali Linux have recently added a new "Undercover" theme that turns the interface into one that resembles Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.


     
  10. LiteOS

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    in one word familiarity
    how many people u think will move to Linux if the most of configurations will behave like in windows
    cos in many department like gaming its already quiet there
     
  11. ipx

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    if familiarity is what you seek why move to linux?

    the familiarity with windows you speak of did not come overnight right?

    at some point even windows was unfamiliar was it not or were you born an expert of windows.

    when you start of with something new it is bound to be unfamiliar. familiarity comes over time & not over night.
     
  12. Kim100

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    #32 Kim100, Feb 4, 2020
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    The majority of people, even professional are not that familiar with Windows. Ask most people to carry out a simple task in Windows beyond opening a file or a familiar program and they look like a rabbit in car headlights. Window has been, and to a point still is, so fragile that people are scared of breaking it. Ask that group of people to try something else and they run for the door. Thinking about it, this is probably the reason that half the planet are still on Windows 7, some because it is a solid OS but the majority because they are "bricking it" at the thought of upgrading to Windows 8 or 10, something unfamiliar. The vast majority use a PC because they have to, not because they enjoy the experience.
     
  13. crayolaeater

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    I (tongue planted firmly in cheek) think that the closest DE to Window 10 can be had with a fresh, raw install of Openbox.
    You boot into it and all you have is a big black screen and a mouse cursor (assuming you have one plugged in).

    Then again, I guess it is not like Windows 10, because it only needs maybe 60k of memory, it doesn't spy on you or track you, and you can build almost anything you can imagine on top of it.
     
  14. ktgrrl

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    If I had no choice but Win 10 or a look-alike I'd unplug my PC and spend more time outside outside in the woods! I think there's sufficient tree canopy around my house to prevent satellites from tracking/spying on me, and I don't have a data chip implanted in me (AFAIK). I'm pretty sure the blinkin' mice around here don't curse, my mind is slow and draws a blank just before I crash every night, and my memory is usually overloaded. I can get reliable updates from books & journals I read on my Desktop in my home office Environment, with no spyware or hidden cameras & mics (or none that I've found yet while I'm in the middle of painting all the walls, ceilings & trim, changing my old light fixtures, etc. That's not paranoia; it's an old house in serious need of refurb). And I often don't know what I'm talking about, so I'm about on par with Cortana. So who needs Win 10 -- if it comes down to that I can do just as well or better on my own! :p
     
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  16. ipx

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    no offense but that is outright ugly, a wanna be windows, which reminds me of the ancient windows 98. i guess, to each his own.
     
  17. Kim100

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    Dont like it either, makes Windows 98 look modern.
     
  18. smallhagrid

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    I too choose Mate:
    Also, the folks I have assisted in making their journey to become Linux users all find comfort in that very familiar DE - old & young alike.
    There was much good in the rather plain, undemanding classic desktop way of doing things !!
     
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    #40 °ツ, Feb 21, 2020
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