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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 01-08-2005, 12:09 PM   #91
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Gnome, because I think it's cleaner and easier to use than KDE.

I would never set up a non-geek with anything but Gnome.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 01:19 PM   #92
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KDE till u keep feeding it memory.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 12:36 AM   #93
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KDE
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:05 PM   #94
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Last edited by PSHLOS_007; 01-09-2005 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 03:11 PM   #95
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Originally posted by PSHLOS_007
BLACKBOX, BLACKBOX and BLACKBOX. At least something like a windowmaker... What are these "THINGS" on the list? Not voting for any of these managers!
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I'm something of a wm whore. I change rather frequently: ratpoison, wmi, ion, and WindowMaker. But I spent over a year with BB a couple of years ago and only changed for variety's sake. Just yesterday I gave fluxbox a try and will likely stick with it for a little while. It is a BB derivative. On the surface, a clone.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 03:15 AM   #96
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KDE all the way! In spite of many bad things that people have to say about this DE, I find that in actual usage KDE is very friendly and easy to use. Many people many disagree, but there you are: I am a GUI person and somehow I have never felt comfy with Gnome.
Couldn't agree more. GNOME is just weird. Don't know why, but it just is. And I am a GUI person. Although I can handle the CLI.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:57 AM   #97
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My vote goes to KDE. It is the most easy to use and is the bestlooking Desktop.
I think that most people who don't like KDE actually don't like the fact that KDE reminds them of Windows.

My two cents

Jack D.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:20 AM   #98
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At the moment, I use the tweaked IceWM with VectorLinux SOHO 5.0 rc1. It is very fast and looks good.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:23 AM   #99
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I've always been a happy gnome user. Tried KDE, I liked it but I like Gnome better. No special technical reason. I just feel more confortable using Gnome
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:39 PM   #100
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It was pretty close between XFCE and KDE.. I think I went KDE though 'cause of the more features. I prefer XFCE for basic stuff.... just that 2 of my 3 boxes have kde so. I like a lot of what they have done with it as well.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 08:18 PM   #101
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It was pretty close between XFCE and KDE.. I think I went KDE though 'cause of the more features. I prefer XFCE for basic stuff.... just that 2 of my 3 boxes have kde so. I like a lot of what they have done with it as well.
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I guess w/your P4 and a gig or RAM you're certainly not intimidated by claims of "bloat" about KDE, huh? ;o)
 
Old 01-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #102
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I guess w/your P4 and a gig or RAM you're certainly not intimidated by claims of "bloat" about KDE, huh? ;o)
I'm surprised at people who call KDE bloated. If being feature-rich is bloat, then yes, most modern OSes and computers are bloated: period.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:42 PM   #103
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Gnome!!

I've used it since 1.0 and I like it so much. I don't doubt the other desktops are great as well, but haven't tried many - only IceWM and XFCE and TWM ... and they are no match for Gnome in my mind. However , the changes in 2.8 does not please me (where's my MIME types!?!?), so I'll stick to Gnome 2.6 for a while
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:44 PM   #104
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Originally posted by jack_d_ripper
My vote goes to KDE. It is the most easy to use and is the bestlooking Desktop.
I think that most people who don't like KDE actually don't like the fact that KDE reminds them of Windows.

My two cents

Jack D.
You're sooooo right about that - it reminds me of Windows and having used windows for more than 14 years it's something I'd rather avoid. I like the way Gnome works - even though it has a few quirks .. but so do I so it's probably a fitting match for me
 
Old 01-11-2005, 12:12 AM   #105
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Originally posted by Harishankar
I'm surprised at people who call KDE bloated. If being feature-rich is bloat, then yes, most modern OSes and computers are bloated: period.
I don't think KDE is bloated, if you have 1GB RAM (as many people do) why shouldn't you have these features? If you only have 56MB RAM you can use another DE or WM, accept that it runs slow or get more RAM!
 
  


 


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