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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 12-07-2003, 04:34 AM   #61
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So it's a toss up between XFCE and Gnome, though I think there should be a "Desktop Enviroment's stink, I like Window Managers" to vote on. I think that is where I am leaning.
lmfao!!!

I'm a Fluxbox user myself, though KDE got my vote for DE of the year. I don't use it, but it is very good looking, and managed to get my wife using and feeling comfortable with linux. I figure the latter deserves at least one vote
 
Old 12-09-2003, 02:46 PM   #62
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KDE with the right icons and styles look good, but what's up with KDM? It's the worst login manager ever, it looks so bad.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:56 PM   #63
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Are you kidding? I hate KDE, but KDM is so ... neat.! I just love it!
 
Old 12-11-2003, 10:32 AM   #64
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THANK YOU!!!!!

I want to thank this poll for converting me to XFce. I wanted to try some new desktops/window managers to see if there was anything better than what I was using. XFce4 has the Beauty and Flexibility of KDE and Gnome, without the system load. XFce has the functionality that I liked in Fluxbox and Windowmanager, without being such a pain to get up and running. I love it!! Thanks for showing me the light!!
 
Old 12-12-2003, 03:43 PM   #65
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I love KDE. I had tried sawfish, MetaCity, Gnome, NextStep, AfterStep, WindowManager (the old X-window Manager, forgot what it was called or was that it?). I love KDE's look and style. The ability to configure the look is generally easy, except it was hard to figure out how the menu editor worked and affected the menu files, but eventually I figured it out. KDE set up my sound as well. So many color schemes, themes, icons, etc. are available now for KDE, making it possible for you to have almost any look you want.
 
Old 12-13-2003, 12:46 AM   #66
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Re: THANK YOU!!!!!

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Originally posted by tbayer
I want to thank this poll for converting me to XFce...
I wonder where xfce will be next year? Both in the poll and in technical terms. Considering I think 4x is what got everyone excited, it's gotten pretty popular pretty fast. This could be great for depolarizing the Gnome/KDE thing and for putting the brakes on bloated IDEs.

What do I care? - I use wm's - but I find it interesting.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 06:25 PM   #67
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OMG! I just tried XFCE.... I'm speechless.
I want to withdraw my vote and vote for XFCE instead... too bad it's not possible.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:04 AM   #68
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KDE BABY!!!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 08:16 AM   #69
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Unfortunately, IceWM was not a choice so I wound up voting for XFCE. I've tried many desktop managers, and IceWM just suits me better, and I've been using it a long time. Morphix-Lite 4.1 comes standard with XFCE, and I've used it. In my opinion, there is little difference between IceWM and XFCE in general appearance, function and speed. I've not tried to configure XFCE, but I presume it is highly configurable like IceWM. Is there otherwise any significant differences between these two DE's?
 
Old 01-02-2004, 09:21 AM   #70
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You can vote for ice on the window manager thread - which is a big part of the difference. XFCE comes with its own file manager and lots of other doohickeys and a weird toolbar and so on and is thus moving into IDE territory, whereas ice is pure wm with a taskbar. XFCE is fully configurable via GUI and ice is configured via text files unless you get icecc (which I tried on a whim but it's awful and I don't use it - stuff should be configured through an editor, anyway). Ice can be most anything but it can emulate the Win9x and OS/2 and other interfaces pretty well, whereas XFCE can be most anything but primarily emulates the CDE interface or some such. And I'd be willing to bet ice was smaller and lighter, though XFCE is small and light. XFCE is comprised of a lot more executable pieces and files. And, oddly, XFCE seems somewhat less configurable to me. I like XFCE okay but prefer ice. Just torn between flux and ice like I am between Slack and Gentoo.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:37 AM   #71
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Originally posted by digiot XFCE is fully configurable via GUI and ice is configured via text files unless you get icecc (which I tried on a whim but it's awful and I don't use it - stuff should be configured through an editor, anyway).
I use Icecc because it was a nightmare for me to get any other IceWM configurator running on RH 9. It's a little awkward but gets the job done for me. The only complaint I ever had about it was icebgset wouldn't work correctly. The creator, Vadim Khohlov has recently fixed it and now everything works pretty well.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 04:41 PM   #72
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Could someone explain to me the difference between a Window Manager, and a Desktop Enviorment?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 01:37 AM   #73
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I know dropline gnome isn't by itself a desktop enviorment. But i think there is enough of a difference to give it a seperate vote. Gnome is great but dropline is the best IMHO.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:03 AM   #74
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Originally posted by Freakygeek55
Could someone explain to me the difference between a Window Manager, and a Desktop Enviorment?
http://www.xwinman.org/intro.html

To make it concise - window managers follow the *nix philosophy and desktop environments don't.

Window managers do their job - manage windows. DE's try to replace the entire frigging OS.

Window managers are vi. DEs are emacs.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 02:39 AM   #75
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hi
kde is the best window manager i have ever used, gnome is *pictorial* and nice to look at sometimes, but it cannot do a damn job, and most importantly reminds me of m$.
 
  


 


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