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Old 07-09-2010, 08:31 AM
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Default Xfce4 or Gnome.
I sI think that in future versions of PC-BSD you want to change the default desktop from KDE to Xfce4.
KDE looks very good, but the real work is useless, but it consumes a lot of memory which is the opposite is very much needed.
Even with the effects turned off, KDE consumes a lot of CPU time and provides a fairly slow response.
Xfce I think the most appropriate choice, it has everything you need and not what is not necessary. So the same Xfce not so much integrated with the GTK library as a Gnome.
I tried to replace themselves Kde to Xfce on and turned the system on which to work.
I am on my laptop have 1Gb RAM, PC-BSD out of the box (with KDE) use ~ 780Mb RAM (no other application is running), when working with Xfce used 108Mb. This is a very big difference, given that the user capabilities identical.
Probably should produce two distributions, for example Kpc-BSD and Xpc-BSD?
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:02 PM
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I think PC-BSD uses KDE because a lot of the tools used by the developers are Qt based. And KDE offers a lot of features.

While I enjoy the Xfce desktop, I don't think running KDE is as bad as you make it out to be. With the desktop effects turned off, it works smoothly on my machine with 512MB of RAM. The way KDE operates is also more in line with what people coming from other OSes tend to expect.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:13 PM
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Default Xfce4 or Gnome.
The KDE in 8.1 is even faster than before now, and when idle uses almost
no CPU now

But, I can understand those wanting to try / run other window managers.
The good news is, that its on our list of TODO's for 9.0 next year:

http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/PC-BSD_9.0_TODO

I've already begun the process of making our tools only rely on QT, so
that you can run gnome / xfce / enlightenment / etc without needing
kdelibs and such.
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Like which supposes to provide XFCE and Gnome? They all will be part of the one distribution or distributions will be somewhat as in UBUNTU, Kubuntu.
Or will only version of KDE, another desktop will have to install from the repository?
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My plan would be to have packages for all 3 on the same DVD, then you
can select any or all of them at install time. Then post-install you can
still add / remove them via the Software Manager.
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Using top command i found alot of kdeinit4 process running in system. One of them always load 15% CPU, even if system is idle. I try to kill it, and after that system works much faster (no lags when HD video played in full screen), but no one features of KDE is not disappeared. I have not noticed other changes, except for reducing CPU load. What is this process do ? It posible to disable autostart it ?
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This is normal on 8.0, kdeinit is keeping track of changed files and
tends to use a bit too much CPU in doing so. The good news is that we've
fixed this for 8.1, it'll use less than 1% when idle now
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Would love to see pure Gnome DE for PC-BSD. That is the only thing keeping me from using PC-BSD as my Primary OS. Don't get me wrong I love the job you guys have done with the KDE desktop but just prefer Gnome. I did try installing gnome from PBI manager but Gnome was incomplete. Mind you this was with PC-BSD 8.0 not your latest version 8.1. But still would prefer just Gnome. Well thanks for listening to my opinion on this matter.
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Have you taken a look at GhostBSD? It runs Gnome on top of FreeBSD. To me it doesn't feel as polished as PC-BSD (nor does it have the great system tools) and but it's an interesting test of combinting the Gnome desktop with BSD.
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Have you taken a look at GhostBSD? It runs Gnome on top of FreeBSD. To me it doesn't feel as polished as PC-BSD (nor does it have the great system tools) and but it's an interesting test of combinting the Gnome desktop with BSD.
Yes I have downloaded and ran the live CD. It is still new so will need some more time to mature but they are headed in a good direction so far. But since PC-BSD has already created a great running KDE DE I figured it would not be too much to ask for people who like/ prefer Gnome as there desktop.
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