[OpenIndiana-discuss] [solarisx86] For those nostalgic fellas
dkjar at elmira.edu
Tue Jan 4 15:14:35 UTC 2011
I have not had issues with gnome on sunrays (and even KDE on a sunray
2) so I can only assume these will be fine. Much of the fancy features
of any X windows system disappear under Xnewt anyway. I notice no
rendering problems with Gnome so I never bothered changing my current
setup. I run a fast machine though so I may be biased, although Gnome
ran well under my old e450 8 years ago
On 01/ 4/11 09:28 AM, Jonathan Adams wrote:
> does anyone know how any of these (lxde, xfce, etc) fare on SunRays?
> On 4 January 2011 14:22, Ken Gunderson<kgunders at teamcool.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 12:21 +0000, Peter Tribble wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 12:08 PM, Gary Gendel<gary at genashor.com> wrote:
>>>> There are lightweight alternatives to Gnome available with a bit of work.
>>>> KDE is pretty close to Gnome in terms of weight. I had used XFCE happily
>>>> for awhile. It is lightweight and snappy and didn't bring my laptop to it's
>>>> knees. It also has a CDE-like look and feel.
>>>> Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, it's not being actively supported or
>>>> developed anymore.
>>> Xfce is really here:
>>> and is very much under active development, with 4.8 just around the corner
>>> and pre-release versions of 4.8 currently available.
>>> I run the current 4.6.2 as my primary home desktop and have done for some
>>> considerable time - it works extremely well. I also try and make sure that the
>>> Xfce releases work on Solaris, and have added Solaris support to some of the
>>> applications and panel plugins.
>>> Of course, the number of Xfce developers is relatively small compared to
>>> the big boys of GNOME and KDE, so I'm sure that more help (and more
>>> users) would be welcomed.
>> Another up and coming lightweight desktop environment is LXDE:
>> I've used Xfce off and on since pre Xfce4 days and would subjectively
>> rate LXDE as significantly lighter - lightweight enough that my kids
>> have a couple 700 MHz PII boxes running it. LXDE also uses my favorite
>> window manager, OpenBox. I don't think I've ever heard mention of an
>> OpenSolaris/Indiana or Solaris port though.
>> Ken Gunderson<kgunders at teamcool.net>
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Dr. Daniel Kjar
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