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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 03-01-2006, 12:34 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by javabob
I have used Xfce and do like it however my wife needs to use my computer from time to time and she dosen't like it.
Create an account for her with other DE?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 12:50 PM   #182
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kde for me...it's really good
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:49 PM   #183
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This whole poll seems a bit pointless as there is only one REAL DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT available for Linux anyway.

KDE has the applications, maturity, stability, integration and usability to qualify as a true desktop environment. Thats why most people use it.
Gnome is an also-ran collection of stuff from all over the place that has an awkward feel to it. Its lack of integration makes it too disjointed to classify as a desktop environment.
Enlightenment is fantastic but has a development rate that makes Gnome look fast! Sometimes I wonder if my kids will ever get to see a finished e17. Still use it though.
The rest are window managers, not desktop environments.

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Old 03-01-2006, 07:23 PM   #184
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KDE has the applications, maturity, stability, integration and usability to qualify as a true desktop environment. Thats why most people use it.
anyone would think that sun, novell, nokia, and all the big organisations are favouring KDE and falling over themselves to use such a prestigious, fast, well designed, efficient user of resources, super-stable, and attractive looking desktop with a clean and intuitive user interface.

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Old 03-01-2006, 07:36 PM   #185
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I used gnome at first when I used red hat for the first time. I wasn't impressed with it. It was too plain for me. I like a desktop that has some sort of anti-windows look to it. Then, I switched to kde to give it a shot and I fell in love with it. So kde has my vote until I try something else.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 07:48 PM   #186
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I used gnome at first when I used red hat for the first time. I wasn't impressed with it. It was too plain for me. I like a desktop that has some sort of anti-windows look to it. Then, I switched to kde to give it a shot and I fell in love with it. So kde has my vote until I try something else.
lets get this straight. you're saying that KDE has an anti-windows look about it?
 
Old 03-01-2006, 08:51 PM   #187
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My thoughts exactly!

When I started reading that post I was sure he would say Window Maker or NexT, but KDE??? c'mon!!!111one
 
Old 03-01-2006, 08:56 PM   #188
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anyone would think that sun, novell, nokia, and all the big organisations are favouring KDE and falling over themselves to use such a prestigious, fast, well designed, efficient user of resources, super-stable, and attractive looking desktop with a clean and intuitive user interface.
Gnome was up for sale. KDE is not up for sale, and for all the points you mentioned, may it always stay that way. The corporates you mention dont care about free software, just dollars. This may be beneficial initially, but they cant be trusted. Remember, SCO was once a friendly Linux company too.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 09:00 PM   #189
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Please elaborate on the "GNOME was up for sale" bit, as I don't seem to fully understand what you meant by that...
 
Old 03-01-2006, 09:16 PM   #190
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The corporates you mention dont care about free software, just dollars.
not all of them choose gtk...just the vast majority of them. some of them choose qt (eg motorola chose qt for its user interfaces in its smartphones). if your logic were correct, they would ALL choose gtk. this is not true, so we have to look at the additional reasons why gtk/gnome is almost universally preferred to qt/kde given that licence 'issues' are often not even a minor consideration.

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Old 03-01-2006, 09:33 PM   #191
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I love kde, but it is really windows like, gnome is the true different one.

qt isn't in the GNU right, so I think thats the main reason companies use gtk/gnome
 
Old 03-01-2006, 10:17 PM   #192
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not all of them choose gtk...just the vast majority of them. some of them choose qt (eg motorola chose qt for its user interfaces in its smartphones). if your logic were correct, they would ALL choose gtk. this is not true, so we have to look at the additional reasons why gtk/gnome is almost universally preferred to qt/kde given that licence 'issues' are often not even a minor consideration.
You may be of the opinion that license issues are not a consideration but nevertheless, you probably answered your own question. If it were based purely on technical merits, Qt wins hands down as it is a much more modern, better supported platform that is much easier to develop on than GTK.
The combination of Qtopia Phone and embedded Linux is probably what swayed Motorola but I am not familiar with their phones.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 12:16 AM   #193
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I like both Gnome and KDE. Never tried the other environment available. But based on my experience, I think KDE is the best.
 
Old 03-02-2006, 12:26 AM   #194
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I would prefer KDE for its great integrity and abundance of applications. But I choose gnome-panel to kicker, except menu (gnome menu bad). Kicker is the ugliest thing in the whole kde. This shaded text of inactive windows annoys hell out of me, panel is too thick in 'tiny' mode, horrible clocks. Gnome-panel is way superior and flexible in many ways. UI themes are better/beautiful in Gnome.
Any suggestions comments?
 
Old 03-02-2006, 04:49 AM   #195
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Originally Posted by jeezledoop
You may be of the opinion that license issues are not a consideration but nevertheless, you probably answered your own question. If it were based purely on technical merits, Qt wins hands down as it is a much more modern, better supported platform that is much easier to develop on than GTK.
The combination of Qtopia Phone and embedded Linux is probably what swayed Motorola but I am not familiar with their phones.
qt is not easier to develop on unless you're a dedicated C++ devloper in QT. qt also suffers badly from uglyitus. the large companies (except motorola who have made nothing but poor decisions with their linux smartphones, not least their poor decision of toolkit choice. read more here) probably know where the future of linux lies, and so gravitate in that direction.
 
  


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