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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
I am also Sincerely Hoping-that KDE/QT be eliminated from *NIX Scenario as the same way i want da elimination of Microsoft and Windos also!
Hail GNOME and XFCE and other LW DE/M )
Uhmmm.. Dude.. sorry but there's no polite way of saying it; grouping Gnome w/Xfce as a "lightweight" DE is just plain ignorant as Gnome is just as, if not more, bloated than KDE.
As far as Gnome vs. KDE speed; it's pretty much a no contest that KDE is the faster of the two.
But no reason to waste energy hating one OS, DE, Browser, IDE, etc. over another. Each often benefits from a little cross pollination from their competition. Different strokes for different folks. Enjoy having choices.
I went with Gnome, which I've been using mostly because it is Ubuntu's standard (sure, Kubuntu/Xubuntu are other options). Somehow, Gnome also seems less tightly integrated than KDE. It feels like gaim, AbiWord, Gnumeric, GIMP, etc. were picked because they were good and used GTK, rather than developed for the project. That could just be the naming differences, though.
I am still pretty to new to gnu/linux, but I have used KDE, Gnome, and fluxbox; and I have those installed on my laptop. I voted KDE because for a DE I think that the included apps are better then Gnome's. I think that Gnome and KDE are both really really good DE's, but I like KDE a little more.
It surprised me a bit to see GNUstep in the poll here. I don't know if i'd consider it a "desktop enviroment" or not. WindowMaker is in the window manager poll, but to have a GNUstep desktop would be using Gworkspace, and all the wonderful GNUstep apps like burn.app and etc.
I Voted GNUstep because that's on the top of my list for essential software. I use as much GNUstep softs as I can and couldn't function without Gworkspace Damn ain't geekdom life great