hight iq threadBernd 2021-10-26 01:21:54 ⋅ 1y No. 125431
MATE vs XFCE - which do you prefer?
Bernd 2021-10-26 11:03:06 ⋅ 1y No. 125447
Bernd 2021-10-26 11:27:04 ⋅ 1y No. 125449
Bernd 2021-10-26 12:54:52 ⋅ 1y No. 125452
I never really used MATE except when it was still called Gnome 2. I liked it back then. But today I'd prefer Xfce if there is an officially supported version of the distro I want to run. KDE is also very good, probably better depending on what you want to do. I never really got into Gnome 3.
Bernd 2021-10-26 18:07:58 ⋅ 1y No. 125467
Is MATE any good? Was looking at it as possible replacement for my vanilla Ubuntu gnome I have been using for ~7 years now
Bernd 2021-10-26 18:34:49 ⋅ 1y No. 125470
Is kde still resource heavy? I always stuck with gnome and xfce.
Bernd 2021-10-26 19:29:29 ⋅ 1y No. 125479
>>125470 KDE is more lightweight than gnome now, last time I checked.
Bernd 2021-10-26 19:48:17 ⋅ 1y No. 125481
>>125479 Good news. I know gnome has been adding unnecessary features in the last few years but I haven't had the chance to use any ganoo/linux flavour for some time now. t.might install mint
Bernd 2021-10-26 20:14:15 ⋅ 1y No. 125484
KDE apps are good enough to be used on windows, not many such cases from open sores software.
Bernd 2021-12-28 18:32:33 ⋅ 11mn No. 130815
>>125431 Never used MATE. But if I would have, I preferred that.
Bernd 2021-12-28 18:49:25 ⋅ 11mn No. 130817
Bernd 2021-12-28 18:51:30 ⋅ 11mn No. 130818
>>130815 MATE is basically what Gnome 2 was. Back in the day it is what I used on Ubuntu.
Bernd 2022-01-30 17:56:57 ⋅ 10mn No. 134023
>>125431 xfce long time user, because MATE theme preferences are unnecessary complicated and I prefer Thunar as fie manager, but since xfce started to use hardcoded icons for their programs, that also look like drawn by a 12 years old I'm pissed off at xfce, too. So I just stopped updating my system alltogether ad will probably switch to either KDE or Mac OSX in future.
Bernd 2022-02-05 17:09:58 ⋅ 10mn No. 134916
i like Gnome3 yet it requires addons to be more comfy
Bernd 2022-02-21 02:44:04 ⋅ 9mn No. 137741
Bernd 2022-02-21 03:23:08 ⋅ 9mn No. 137746
>Slackware 15.0 dropped this month XFCE it is.
Bernd 2022-03-13 16:52:12 ⋅ 8mn No. 141075
Bernd 2022-03-19 21:37:19 ⋅ 8mn No. 142004
>>125431 XFCE, purely because it's lightweight and I use an ancient laptop.
Bernd 2022-03-19 21:38:48 ⋅ 8mn No. 142005
Bernd 2022-03-19 22:18:12 ⋅ 8mn No. 142013
MATE suffers from lack of developer attention In my experience, minimal Gnome installation uses 500MiB RAM, KDE 500-600, if you have >4GiB of RAM neither will be worrisome >>142004 not really, the difference between XFCE and KDE is like a 200MiB of RAM tax for a lot more functionality and customizability
Bernd 2022-03-19 22:41:55 ⋅ 8mn No. 142017
>>142013 200MB RAM is a lot when your laptop has 1GB RAM.
Bernd 2022-03-20 00:01:01 ⋅ 8mn No. 142027
>>142017 at that point even xfce is bloat, though. I'm guessing you're already running 32bit OS? openbox should use considerably less resources than xfce.
Bernd 2022-03-20 12:44:48 ⋅ 8mn No. 142103
>>142027 Yeah, I'm running an old Linux Mint 32bit release because my laptop doesn't support 64bit. I used Crunchbang years ago, and that shipped with Openbox.
Bernd 2022-03-20 13:44:11 ⋅ 8mn No. 142116
>>142027 Isn't openbox abandoned? Regarding OP question: I'd prefer XFCE over MATE. Haven't used both of them for a while, but I've used XFCE for some years before switching to tiling WMs. But since I'm using wayland nowaydays, XFCE is not even an option anymore.
Bernd 2022-03-20 18:14:15 ⋅ 8mn No. 142233
>>142103 crunchbang was just debian with openbox, and the current debian release still offers 32 bit binaries!
Bernd 2022-07-22 10:49:56 ⋅ 4mn No. 201398
>>125431 kms. Both are fucking trash, gtk is garbage. Go LXQt or kill yourself. Qt is the way.
Bernd 2022-08-14 08:51:37 ⋅ 3mn No. 217721
>>125431 XFCE. Mate is heavier and doesn't look too good with Graybird.