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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 01-03-2005, 04:26 AM   #61
Atte Tenkanen
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Windowmaker is good choice for linux in laptop.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 10:34 AM   #62
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KDE altho too much like windows still :P
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:17 AM   #63
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A tough call

I suppose it depends on what you want. KDE has the most functionality, Gnome is best in terms of visual design (from the user's point of view), and XFCE is fastest. I use all three.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 11:22 AM   #64
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Gnome. KDE is a memory hog, and just isn't worth it. I know it has some things that look nicer than Gnome, but you get used to it.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 12:54 PM   #65
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KDE, but I also like GNUStep

My favorite desktop environment is KDE. I first used it when it was not even 1.0 and I still really like it. KDE really came a long way, the applications became better and better with each version and some of the KDE apps are the best on Linux now. KDE has some nice features like the wallet and integrated spellchecking, which I really like. I am writing this in Konqueror from KDE-CVS, it is already quite stable and even so I was perfectly happy with KDE3.3, KDE-CVS has some really nice new features and I don't want to go back anymore!
I also like GNUStep. I started to learn some Objective-C and it is a really nice language. I wish more people would work on GNUStep.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:00 PM   #66
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GNOME

GNOME 2.8 rocks
 
Old 01-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #67
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GNOME 2.8 rules! Fast, localized and user friendly. The modern desktop!
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:08 PM   #68
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Who needs KDE when you can have Gnome?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:21 PM   #69
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Quote:
Originally posted by simeandrews
Who needs KDE when you can have Gnome?
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Competition, even if relatively friendly, makes each better than it might have been without the other. And I'm sure each has borrowed some ideas from the other. I don't ever use either, but I think both are fine ways to introduce Windows converts. And yess, I know that it's likely that many very experienced users (far more than I am) likely use one of the DE.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:09 PM   #70
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Re: A tough call

Quote:
Originally posted by rosslaird
I suppose it depends on what you want. KDE has the most functionality, Gnome is best in terms of visual design (from the user's point of view), and XFCE is fastest. I use all three.
i still prefer fluxbox over all of the others ive tryed but KDE was decent enough
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:47 PM   #71
joschi
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Ximian is not a DE, its a distro

Why do you guys put Ximian in? Ximina is NOT a destktop environment, its just a distribution of Gnome... might as well put in "Ubuntu" or Sun JDS as well while you are at it
 
Old 01-03-2005, 06:58 PM   #72
thorn168
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Conectiva's KDE with the crystal icon themes
 
Old 01-03-2005, 08:23 PM   #73
hutuworm
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Gnome the default.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 09:05 PM   #74
vectordrake
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KDE when I wanna use the mouse
Vesafb-tng when I don't
 
Old 01-04-2005, 02:47 AM   #75
segphault
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heh

I voted for KDE, because I want to vote against gnome. I'm really disappointed with the bad changes in recent versions of gnome. Spatial nautilus is evil.
 
  


 


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