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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 01-03-2004, 03:35 PM   #76
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Gnome first, but the new version of Xfce is very amazing, nice, and fast.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 01:43 AM   #77
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
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.
I have never tried a Window Manager, I use KDE as my Desktop Enviroment.. and I love it.. The Bluecurve theme is the best..

I think I will just stick with KDE, instead of trying any window managers..
 
Old 01-27-2004, 12:36 AM   #78
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XFce 4.x.. it's just so incredibly beautiful.
Not to mention fast and clean.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 05:06 PM   #79
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Quote:
Originally posted by krussell
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$.
LOL! how can gnome remained you of M$ and KDE don't
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:58 PM   #80
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KDE does remind me some of M$, in fact its alot like M$.. yet here is thing, IMHO, KDE allows me to get used to Linux.. after spending hours and hours on a windows machine...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 08:22 PM   #81
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xfce

lite, fast, easy... so nice...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 09:00 PM   #82
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is xfce anything like KDE?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:00 PM   #83
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XFCE is not like KDE or Gnome....however you can run KDE and Gnome apps in XFCE. Matter of fact you can even bring up the KDE or Gnome panels (i.e. the "start" task bar at the bottom).

Picture this...you log into X windows and you're almost instantly in your session....then later on you want to run a KDE app but you can't remember the name for whatever reason...you run "Kicker" and it starts the KDE panel at the bottom....meanwhile you didn't have to wait to log in to X while KDE was initializing (the part where you stare at the icons blinking for like 2 minutes).

I'd say give it a try. You can always ditch it if you don't like it :-) I started with Gnome...then after several months I went to KDE. Then I tried ICEWM.....and one day I heard about XFCE. Haven't looked back :-)
 
Old 02-08-2004, 12:33 AM   #84
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I will be trying GNOME when I get slack going... and I will stick with KDE on Fedora..
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:39 PM   #85
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Used to be KDE, it's XFCE now

Quote:
Originally posted by Skyline
KDE - slick, polished and "fully featured".. looking forward to 3.2..
I used to use fvwm on my earliest PC GNU-based systems, and even occasionally on my UNIX workstation. On UNIX, I most frequently used Motif, then CDE, so I was quite used to that kind of environment. When KDE came out, I used it for quite a while and was generally satisfied with it. For easy to use software, KDE is hard to beat. It is, however quite resource intensive, and it takes a relatively long time to start up when you login.

When I first discovered XFCE, it looked to me like a cut down version of CDE. I didn't like it much at first, but then it grew on me. By XFCE version 3.8.12, I was converted, and actively used XFCE 3.8.18. I now use XFCE 4.0.3 nearly every day.

KDE and XFCE are the desktop environments I use most often. For some reason, GNOME has never really grown on me. I have no big issue with it, it's simply personal familiarity and preference.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 11:56 PM   #86
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[quoute]For some reason, GNOME has never really grown on me. [/quote]

I tried GNOME with Slack when I first got into slack, but it was nothing compared to KDE..
 
Old 04-04-2004, 10:30 PM   #87
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fvwm is perfect,and it's much faster than any other windows-manager
 
Old 04-05-2004, 08:46 AM   #88
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Quote:
Originally posted by lsj
fvwm is perfect,and it's much faster than any other windows-manager
fvwm is a window manager though.......not a desktop env.......wrong thread.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 11:04 AM   #89
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Quote:
Originally posted by JimDog
fvwm is a window manager though.......not a desktop env.......wrong thread.
Hmm.. so wht now!
 
  


 


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