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KDE on my Eee

The second stop of my DE/WM hopping found me with KDE on my EeePC as previously stated. The only other time I've actually run KDE installed was for about five minutes before I realized that it just wasn't going to run on my netbook. I can't quite remember when that was but, it had to have been nearly 2.5 years ago. So when I decided to give it a spin this time, I expected much the same. I was extremely surprised to find that not only did it run, it has run quite well on this little box. It's run so well that I may have to come back to KDE on here after all of the hopping is done. I started with another clean install of Arch so that there wouldn't be any conflicting configs laying around from my previous Gnome3 install. And then, I just took the lazy way out and installed the full KDE group. This followed much the same path as I did with the Gnome3 install, providing me with the full KDE experience. After the install and initial configuration, I had the base, base-devel and kde groups installed out of the ma…

DE-WM Hopping

As I stated in my last post, I started doing some Desktop Environment/Window Manager hopping. This started as an urge to do some distro hopping but, seeing that I feel quite at home with Arch, I figured that all I really just wanted to see some other DE and/or WM's. Most everything I'll need will be available in the official Arch repo's or the AUR so, there's no real need to do the distro hopping side of it. Plus, I've already got the Arch dual architecture netinstall on a USB drive, might as well give it something to do. I started using Linux with Ubuntu (8.04) until I started looking for a lighter setup. I then found CrunchBang and switched to it for my main distro. About the same time CrunchBang was moving to a Debian base, I was getting quite tired of the Ubuntu base that I'd always been using and started looking at the mothership, Debian. Somewhere in there, I installed Fedora on my EeePC and ran that for some months. Also, I did quite a bit of distro hopping with a spare partition on my EeePC throughout…

Gnome3 Revisit

I've recently revisited Gnome3 on my EeePC. The last time that I had checked it out was not long after it was initially released with Fedora. Now that version 3.4 was out, and I've gotten a distro hopping urge suddenly, I figured that it was time to see how it's coming along. Also, to be honest, it's not really distro hopping that I want to do as much as it is Desktop Environment/Window Manager hopping. I'll be sticking with Arch for all of my upcoming experiments. In the end, I decided that it's still not for me. It's certainly quite a bit more polished than the initial 3.0 release, still needs quite a few extensions to agree with my workflow and still dogs down my EeePC too much. Last time, I left Gnome3 on it for quite some time. This time, I wasn't planning on leaving it on for very long at all. For this install, I simply installed these three groups: base, base-devel and gnome. I also installed a few items from gnome-extra as well as a few of my favorite/needed applications. This setup could easily be li…