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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Gnome 339 30.24%
KDE 627 55.93%
Ximian 16 1.43%
GNUstep 18 1.61%
XFCE 121 10.79%
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Old 11-17-2003, 05:12 PM   #31
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Quote:
Originally posted by jsmarshall85
i originally voted for kde, but that was before i installed slackware 9.1 with xfce 4 and man was i impressed. everything just worked with the exception of two minor tweaks to lilo and xf86config. i need to change my vote to XFce!
And your distro field, unless you're still using SuSE in addition to Slack.

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Old 11-17-2003, 08:41 PM   #32
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GNOME!!! I like it's speed and it's apps load faster than KDE's
 
Old 11-17-2003, 09:51 PM   #33
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using slack on my home machine and a test machine at work. changing my profile now. thanks for the heads up!
 
Old 11-17-2003, 11:29 PM   #34
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XFCE, fast, light, nice, got all. My fauvorite keeps been fluxbox, with fluxspace, fluxter and fluxconf, idesk for icons on the desktop, and thats all.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 05:02 AM   #35
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Disappointed...you forgot fluxbox =(
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:14 AM   #36
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Go GNOME go...

I used KDE all the time, but now i'm developing a little GNOME program, and god damn!! I love GNOME!
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:51 AM   #37
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Disappointed...you forgot fluxbox =(
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=116368
 
Old 11-18-2003, 08:21 AM   #38
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Long life XFCE, it's new version 4 rules
 
Old 11-18-2003, 12:44 PM   #39
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Go GNOME go...
I once loved GNOME aswell. But these days it's just too slow to run on my PIII 500...it seems that good programming is forgotten when all the new hardware is showing up...
 
Old 11-18-2003, 06:03 PM   #40
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It's quiet sad that many distro's use KDE as their "default" desktop. I think that's why most Linux users who use a desktop environment wind up sticking to KDE even though it's far uglier and slower and more Windows-like than Gnome. It also doesn't help that many distro's replace Gnome's beautiful icons and artwork with their own nasty looking ones (like Mandrake often did, probably still does). RedHat's "blue curve" theme also doesn't help either environment in my opinion because it's so damn ugly.

I have Gnome 2.4 running well enough on my PII 400MHz laptop, and it runs of course far better on my dual 1GHz PIII desktop. The artwork is very pleasant, the UI elements are very well done and Nautilus has gotten much better. it never crashes and it's very customizeable, with nicer configuration options than KDE as well and very good MIME types configuration.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 07:18 PM   #41
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Windowmaker.... really fast
 
Old 11-18-2003, 09:41 PM   #42
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i like kde, but it doesn't work very wellon my machine
 
Old 11-19-2003, 12:38 AM   #43
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GNOME for me. i used mdk and they used kde as default desktop but in the end, it kept hogging too many resources for me.

but will try XFCE sometime later
for now, my vote goes to GNOME

rock on!
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:46 AM   #44
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KDE has always done it for me.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 11:26 PM   #45
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Thumbs up

I just reintroduced myself to Xfce in Arch Linux. Now I remember why I used it more on my RH9 box before I accidently deleted the OS during an installation of another. LOL. Unfortunately I have already voted for GNOME. But Xfce is helluva good desktop enviroment. I wish "it" much success in the future!
 
  


 


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