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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 1,253 64.86%
Gnome 496 25.67%
XFCE 170 8.80%
GNUstep 11 0.57%
Ximian 2 0.10%
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Old 02-16-2006, 03:50 PM   #136
LinuxUsr95
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I've always been a gnome/fluxbox user. Dabbled a bit with KDE thru the years and last time I tried it, was around the last 2.x series.

Gave it a shot the past month while switching from ubuntu to suse and think I'll stay with it for good while.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 09:17 AM   #137
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Bof

Kde is not able to bring up a nice pop up window when I plug usb mass storage or CDROM, Gnome is "too flexible" to manage the application menu and environement in general.... I don't know the others.... so .... white vote.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 10:17 AM   #138
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Kde is not able to bring up a nice pop up window when I plug usb mass storage or CDROM,
Both KDE/gnome popup a window when plugging USB mass storage/CD in Ubuntu/Suse so I'd say its your distro configuration that doesn't do this for you.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 03:46 PM   #139
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KDE is the best for those coming from Windows
 
Old 02-17-2006, 05:53 PM   #140
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Xfce4 all the way! And not just as an option to run with KDE or Gnome. I mean just Xfce as your desktop environment - without even KDE or Gnome libraries (you don't need any of those apps!). Even if you have a fast system, you will notice a big difference in performance. And if you don't have a fast system, you'll think you do when you run Xfce!
 
Old 02-17-2006, 07:42 PM   #141
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What about Rox? I'm using fluxbox and rox, so I guess I'm kinda using rox desktop.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 02:11 AM   #142
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To KDE or not to KDE

So many you can add your own custom touch, its hard to vote by looks. If its a matter of space, you start to lose options. I really like XFCE, I think Wolvix uses it. Mostly I use KDE.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 02:19 AM   #143
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I love kde!
 
Old 02-18-2006, 03:23 AM   #144
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Gnome is what I like most, although XFCE is looking pretty good as well.

The only reason I have KDE is because I wanted KShowmail, which needed one of it's core libs (obviously, with a name like that) which means now I'm stuck having 100 KDE apps I don't want. I do agree that if you want to use it it's not bad.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 05:31 AM   #145
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Gnome is what I like most, although XFCE is looking pretty good as well.

The only reason I have KDE is because I wanted KShowmail, which needed one of it's core libs (obviously, with a name like that) which means now I'm stuck having 100 KDE apps I don't want. I do agree that if you want to use it it's not bad.
you have no option other than to think that its ok if you're forced to use it . its a shame that if a person just needs to use 1 kde app, then they have to install the whole damn lot of kde and end up with 10,000 useless applications (including 3,000 useless text editors and 4,000 useless paint programs).
 
Old 02-18-2006, 09:49 AM   #146
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its a shame that if a person just needs to use 1 kde app, then they have to install the whole damn lot of kde and end up with 10,000 useless applications (including 3,000 useless text editors and 4,000 useless paint programs).
before this becomes another part of The Great Debate, I'll state it's not *all* of KDE, but a part of it. something that will happen if you choose to use a GNOME program as well. However, gnome will not install programs, just core system files, I think.
Whether this is my mistake for using a big meta-package and not a smaller one or the lack of exact documentation of the program that I wanted I'm not sure.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 10:00 AM   #147
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'll state it's not *all* of KDE, but a part of it. something that will happen if you choose to use a GNOME program as well.
no, not all of kde....but considering that kde comes in a several HUGE sized chunks, some of those need to be installed and which make up about twice the size of the whole of gnome...just to use 1 application. the core parts of gnome that are requiredfor any one particular app are microscopic in comparison.
and thats my beef.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 10:23 AM   #148
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XFCE4, definetly. It's light, fast and versital.
 
Old 02-18-2006, 04:34 PM   #149
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KDE. It has the eye candy to seduce and woo the Winblows users (and isnt that what its all about?), but the meat and potatoes are right there too. nice article in march linux magazine about this.

Last edited by oldtlhingan; 02-18-2006 at 04:36 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 05:31 AM   #150
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I like KDE's functionality and it looks great.
 
  


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