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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Gnome 491 30.92%
KDE 925 58.25%
GNUstep 17 1.07%
XFCE 154 9.70%
Ximian 1 0.06%
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Old 01-29-2005, 09:00 AM   #151
Haiyadragon
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Location: Gorredijk, Netherlands
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Quote:
Originally posted by alylff
kde is very powerful.but it sound server does not work good with some applications.
That's why I don't use it. I don't understand why arts is needed on top of alsa. Alsa can perfectly mix the sound for me. I would use arts (simply because KDE favours it) but it's buffer causes a sound delay while playing video's.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:36 PM   #152
OneManArmy
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Quote:
Originally posted by s1ider
KDE gets its power by being well designed, modular, flexible, and extremely well integrated. Gnome gets its functionality by writing down UI standards, enforcing them, and dumping stuff that does not follow them. The end result is that Gnome is less functional than it was two years ago; KDE is 10x more functional.

Heck, most of the time when people talk about the things they like about Gnome they are not even talking about Gnome. OpenOffice.org... not a Gnome app; Firefox.. not a Gnome app; Evolution wasn't even an official Gnome app until this last stable release (2.8). Even XFCE has been making more headway than Gnome.

KDE gets my vote.
Well said s1ider. KDE RULZ (YMMV).
 
Old 01-29-2005, 02:50 PM   #153
Timothy Miller
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Any previous year I would have said KDE. But this year, XFCE. As many people have pointed out, it's really come a long way, and I am definitely now more impressed with it than anything else at this point.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:43 PM   #154
staul
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Location: Singapore
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Haiyadragon
That's why I don't use it. I don't understand why arts is needed on top of alsa. Alsa can perfectly mix the sound for me. I would use arts (simply because KDE favours it) but it's buffer causes a sound delay while playing video's.
that's why i said it's messy, buggy, and overstuffed to me. and i cannot believe your kde can run faster than gnome. but anyway there is no point to compare their performance thanks to xfce4.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 04:39 AM   #155
bones996
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I realize that icewm isn't a de, but I like to use it with a lot of kde progs & a couple of gnome progs in my menu. Works great for me . I like a lot of the kde apps (which I run frequently - kontact, korganizer, etc) & have never noticed much of a slowdown when compared to gnome apps when I log into them - maybe 512 mb of ram has something to do with this, but when I click on a button or type something into the cli I want it to respond now, which a lot of the gnome apps aren't doing for me. Then again I've been told I'm wierd before so this would be nothing new
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:35 AM   #156
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KDE with lots of memory.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 06:28 PM   #157
Tuvok
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XFCE4.2
 
Old 01-31-2005, 06:46 PM   #158
CoolAJ86
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GNOME is what will bring GNU/Linux to the Desktop, IMHO. KDE isn't 100% free (due to qt) and it's just to complicated. GNOME is like Mac - very simple and easy to use. KDE is too cluttered.

EDIT: Perhaps I am wrong about Qt? I based that on some reading from "Running Linux 4th Edition" (O'Reilly), which I HIGHLY recommend, btw.

Last edited by CoolAJ86; 01-31-2005 at 07:15 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 07:09 PM   #159
vectordrake
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Quote:
Originally posted by CoolAJ86
GNOME is what will bring GNU/Linux to the Desktop, IMHO. KDE isn't 100% free (due to qt) and it's just to complicated. GNOME is like Mac - very simple and easy to use. KDE is too cluttered.
I don't understand where you are going with this. Its not a troll, is it (not pun intended)?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:09 AM   #160
teumima
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Fedora Core 3's Gnome looks cooler than the previous one. KDE is my choice though. I just wish they would simplify their media player, namely Noatun.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:10 AM   #161
jony_d
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!!!!! XFCE 4.2 + ROX !!!!!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:15 AM   #162
ailantian
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i prefer to gnome

Last edited by ailantian; 02-01-2005 at 06:23 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:22 AM   #163
isiro
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KDE
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:27 AM   #164
Timur Sakayev
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KDE

KDE is the best!!!
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:30 AM   #165
greeneagle
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Registered: Dec 2004
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Distribution: RedHat, Suse, Ubuntu.
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fvwm2 for myself
KDE suse flavour is yummy for kids/so/... when machine can cope
 
  


 


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