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Re: Applets

stan wrote:

I'm in the process of building replacement workstations for me and my wife.
Cyrently we are using older Currently testing machines. I froze these machines
(mostly) and the end of the Gnome 1.4 cycle.
I've just loaded the latest "testing" stuff, and I'm playing around with
both Gnome and KDE. Frankly, I'm having a real hard time coming up with as
productive, and good looking an environment as I have.

This is just a personal preference, but for workstation use, I'd a whole lot rather run a sid box than a testing box.

The primary shortcoming, as far as I can see is in the lack of a rich
variety of applets to put on the panels. For example on my machine I have,
keyboard :LED's", Gnome foot menu. Terminal Icon (xterm), analog clock,
weather monitor, help, toolkit, dictionary lookup, CD player, xawtv
controls, sound mixer, Geyes, Galeon, system load monitor, Slashapp, and
the fish.

Perhaps you need to install "gnome-applets"? And maybe "xterm"? And "galeon"? And "xawtv"? "Slashapp" I don't find at all.

Some of the other stuff is generic, such as the CD player, which might be "xine" or "xmms" or "totem" or "grip" or etc etc etc.

At present I'm leaning twoard KDE, as it seems more customizable than the
current generation of Gnome, or am I mistaken?
I don't know that I'd describe it as more customizable, but I personally find the default setup of KDE more satisfying from a user's perspective than the default setup of Gnome.


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