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Offline MrCoe

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Wayland or Xorg, Gnome or xfce for workstation purposes
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:04:31 PM »
Hello All

I have just finished an arch install for a workstation, the following is the use case:

- Docker applications
- Lightworks Editing
- Virtual Machine Manager KVM based VM's x3
- Occasional Gameplay

- Graphics Card Nvidia Quadro M2000M 
- 4k IPS Display
Looking to get opinions on the DE/compositor to use, normally i would use compiz and xfce but im wondering if it's worthwhile using gnome and wayland this time around for a possible better viewing experience ?

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Re: Wayland or Xorg, Gnome or xfce for workstation purposes
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 10:46:01 PM »
I've been using GNOME Wayland on my kiosk at work. It's pretty much just running an Excel spreadsheet, Firefox, and Spotify. I occasionally perform data transfers, HDD/SSD tests, and Virus removals  on it. It's everything I could ask for with none of the XOrg tearing. The only negative thing I have to say is gparted doesn't work, but that's on the developers of gparted. Give it a shot, I'm sure you'll love it.

I loved GNOME Wayland so much, it's on my laptop. I run Retroarch on it flawle3ssly. I'd say it's ready for prime time.
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Re: Wayland or Xorg, Gnome or xfce for workstation purposes
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 11:41:37 PM »
How would it go with games and video editing ?

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Re: Wayland or Xorg, Gnome or xfce for workstation purposes
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:12:59 AM »
I haven't messed with video editing, but games seem to run just fine. Granted most games I play anymore are Retroarch and a few 2d light weight games on steam like BattleBlock Theater.
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