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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


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 12-31-2004, 01:29 PM   #16
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although i voted for Gnome, XFCE is also one of my favorites.
Old 12-31-2004, 01:31 PM   #17
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Thumbs up

I haven't had the pleasure of using Xfce this year, for a good amount of time, so I will go with Gnome this year. I really was impressed when I saw it in Gnoppix and Ubuntu. Nice work.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:11 PM   #18
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though XFCE is nice and I keep hearing good things, I feel obligated to know a lot about KDE since that's the desktop many people are going to use when I drag them forcibly out of windows, heheh... I use it now and then but stay in fluxbox most of the time... I still enjoy seeing KDE get better every year and while a few nifty functions are missing, it blows the WinXP shell (Explorer) completely away.
Old 12-31-2004, 03:40 PM   #19
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I used to like XFCE, but Im a KDEer at heart.
Old 12-31-2004, 04:30 PM   #20
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I gotta go with KDE. I've been using it for years and it's never let me down.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:32 PM   #21
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Although I typically stick to WMs, when I have to use a DE I always lean towards Xfce.
Old 12-31-2004, 09:51 PM   #22
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KDE RULZ..........u can customize just anything in KDE. I have heard that in KDE 4 you will be able to change the earth's rotational speed from the KDE Control Center
Old 12-31-2004, 10:22 PM   #23
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KDE 3.3.1, it's finally stable. No more Konqueror crashing, no more system tray apps freezing my computer (that was KDE 3.2.1) Besides that, go KDE for its features and customizablity.
Old 12-31-2004, 10:56 PM   #24
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xfce4 all the way. no bloat gets my vote.
Old 12-31-2004, 11:25 PM   #25
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XFCE........faaaaast, customizable, easy on your resources,runs well on old and newer I setup only the applications that I actually use. Don't need the kitchen sink

MY 2
Old 12-31-2004, 11:34 PM   #26
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Where is fluxbox?
Old 12-31-2004, 11:45 PM   #27
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Re: Fluxbox

Originally posted by wbchmura
Where is fluxbox?
Window managers are in the Window Manager Poll.
Old 01-01-2005, 12:06 AM   #28
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switched from kde to gnome to xfce in the last year, but am back to KDE.

Gotta go with good old KDE. It's just what works for me, good job KDE team.
Old 01-01-2005, 04:38 AM   #29
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It's toss up between XFCE and FluxBox. I chose XFCE since that's my favorite of the 2 this week.

I like the 2 of them because they're different then KDE and GNOME, which to me don't look like anymore then Windows Clones. However my experience with the KDE and GNOME is limited.

Now I had better go board up my house before the masses that I've stirred with that last comment come kill me.
Old 01-01-2005, 05:31 AM   #30
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KDE is the best.
XFCE 4 is also good.


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