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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 1,135 56.58%
Gnome 613 30.56%
XFCE 235 11.71%
GNUstep 15 0.75%
rox 8 0.40%
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:51 PM   #16
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Thumbs up Kde

Still KDE. I love the feel and looks and I love all the options it gives me for customization. I also like the kio_slaves a lot. Educational applications like Kalzium (chemistry) and KStars (astronomy) that come with it are also awesome.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:24 AM   #17
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Xfce. I've been using Xfce 4.4 since the RC's came out, currently using RC2. Very nice.
Old 01-02-2007, 04:44 AM   #18
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My vote goes to xfce. And since I upgraded to xfce 4.4rc2 its been a breeze. It looks cool is light weight and w/ 4.4 its damn good. I LOVE XFCE!
Old 01-02-2007, 05:17 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by hbush
KDE is nice and easy to use. Fast CPU's and big memory are quite affordable nowadays. Let hardware do it's job and use KDE to do your job
I was unaware that 380 MB, pentium 3, and an old graphics/sound card counts as good hardware. Runs KDE like a charm!
Old 01-02-2007, 06:26 AM   #20
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I moved from Kde to Xfce for several reasons. The decider was that, when I moved to 3.5.4 from 3.4.2, font sizes were rendered incorrectly.

Having made the move, I wish I had done it a lot sooner. I still use some Kde applications. They work better on Xfce than on Kde.
Old 01-02-2007, 11:34 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by JLP
Still KDE. I love the feel and looks and I love all the options it gives me for customization. I also like the kio_slaves a lot. Educational applications like Kalzium (chemistry) and KStars (astronomy) that come with it are also awesome.
The customizations in KDE has no compare!!!

I vote for KDE!
Old 01-02-2007, 11:45 AM   #22
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KDE, for sure.

Customizations galore, most appealing to me, fun to explore kde-apps and try out new things, not to mention that kio_slaves absolutely rock!
Old 01-02-2007, 11:46 AM   #23
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XFCE run in Xubuntu beat Ubuntu (Gnome), and Kubuntu (KDE) hands down on my 1.2 Gig Duron machine. It boots much faster and opens apps instantly. It's stable and fast. I don't know why I didn't make the switch to XFCE sooner.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:14 PM   #24
Registered: Dec 2006
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When I first saw KDE, i felt in love I also have never used any other graphical environment, so my vote goes to KDE.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:47 PM   #25
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Location: Zinzinnati, OH
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KDE is a bit slower on the computers that I am using than Gnome.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:31 PM   #26
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XFCE is a nice mix between KDE and Gnome, but I take KDE out of sheer functionality.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:36 PM   #27
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Always been a kde user here.
Old 01-02-2007, 01:51 PM   #28
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KDE !the best ever
Old 01-02-2007, 03:02 PM   #29
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Maryland, USA
Distribution: Fedora, PCLinuxOS
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There should be a choice for none.

I use IceWM window manager, and I run both KDE and Gnome apps, but I don't need any "desktop environment" more more than the WM provides.

The menu has everything on it, so what do I need with icons?
Old 01-02-2007, 04:00 PM   #30
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I like gnome for its unique look.


fud, gnome, gnomebashing, kde, xfce

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