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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 02-02-2006, 03:12 AM   #46
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gnome is so good! I had tried gnome and kde, but gnome won!
 
Old 02-02-2006, 05:28 AM   #47
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I am sorry, but I just like the Eye candy that KDE has, it's neat and organised, plus I guess if more people used it, the more questions that can be answered in LinuxQuestions.
 
Old 02-02-2006, 08:33 AM   #48
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I havent tried anything else than KDE so that is my opinion.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:51 AM   #49
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gnome seems a lot more usable than kde, imho.

ive tried kde many times, but it seems too bright for me.

/weed
 
Old 02-03-2006, 08:32 AM   #50
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yeah, its more usable because it is too bright... of course, colors can't be choosen, isn't it? or did you mean the other 'bright', it's too clever for you? than gnome is you'r desktop, its not made for 'bright' ppl apparently (eg you can't change the colors easilly as you *might* make the foreground color the same as the background color, and make fonts unreadable... wow, they thought of that!)

ow, very well possible i didn't really understand you'r statement, english isn't my native language
 
Old 02-03-2006, 09:15 AM   #51
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I tried GNOME after installing Ubuntu on a friend's computer (windows was currupted, and we didn't have any WinXP cds :P), and I liked it, it was nice... I'll definitivelly try GNOME one of these days.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 11:47 AM   #52
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kde is my fave (lack of support in fedora ) , but I think 2006 is my gnome year!!!!

 
Old 02-03-2006, 01:55 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by superstoned
yeah, its more usable because it is too bright... of course, colors can't be choosen, isn't it? or did you mean the other 'bright', it's too clever for you? than gnome is you'r desktop, its not made for 'bright' ppl apparently (eg you can't change the colors easilly as you *might* make the foreground color the same as the background color, and make fonts unreadable... wow, they thought of that!)

ow, very well possible i didn't really understand you'r statement, english isn't my native language
these must be some of the funniest and most curious of comments i've seen in a long time.

one wonders if any language is native to you?

Last edited by NoWindowsInMyHome; 02-03-2006 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 01:59 PM   #54
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these must be some of the funniest and most curious of comments i've seen in a long time.

one wonders if any language is native to you?
dutch... lol

yeah i had to think a few times about it, but i thought: hey, lets post it, at least they can have a good laugh about it
 
Old 02-03-2006, 02:08 PM   #55
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KDE, but I use Fluxbox, Openbox & Blackbox most of the time.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 08:58 AM   #56
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Old 02-04-2006, 11:01 AM   #57
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to those people who have cited fluxbox in this thraed, have you not read the first post in this thread:
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Originally Posted by jeremy
If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker, Enlightenment or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-04-2006, 03:09 PM   #58
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If I understood well, KDE and GNOME are Desktop Environments. Fluxbox, enlightenment, and Windows Maker among others, are Windows Manager.

Besides the size of the source code what qualifies a "Desktop Environment" and what qualifies a "Windows Manager"?
 
Old 02-05-2006, 10:07 AM   #59
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Personally, I think KDE and GNOME both concentrate way too much on themes and fancy graphics, and not enough on usability, small size, and speed, but GNOME is still my favorite one on the list, so I picked that.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 11:31 AM   #60
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My 2 cents.

If I'm going to use a big heavy DE then I'll use KDE.

There is something to be said for all of the editors, multimedia tools, and other apps that come with it.

I prefure Flux with Xcalc,Gedit,Gmixer,Sylpheed etc.
 
  


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