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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 509 43.58%
Gnome 472 40.41%
Xfce 131 11.22%
GNUstep 3 0.26%
rox 14 1.20%
LXDE 39 3.34%
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Desktop Environment of the Year


If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker, Enlightenment or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-08-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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There is also LXDE: http://lxde.org
 
Old 01-08-2009, 08:50 AM   #3
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LXDE added.

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Old 01-08-2009, 04:47 PM   #4
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KDE3 vs. KDE4

I would be interested in knowing if members prefer KDE3 to KDE4, rather than KDE as a stand alone category. There is a big difference in these two versions of KDE.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by wificraig View Post
I would be interested in knowing if members prefer KDE3 to KDE4, rather than KDE as a stand alone category. There is a big difference in these two versions of KDE.
I second that.

I strongly prefer KDE 3 to KDE 4. I'm having a hard time voting for a DE because of this. I really rely on KDE 3's features for a lot of things, but just can't get by with KDE 4 and it's weird desktop icon support.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 02:44 AM   #6
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What about FVWM-Crystal and Afterstep?
 
Old 01-09-2009, 07:55 AM   #7
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Would Enlightenment DR17 count as a desktop environment? I know there is no official release candidate, but it is still quite stable and seems to possess all of the internals of a desktop environment (the only out-of-the-box exception being a system tray).
 
Old 01-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #8
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Gnome.
 
Old 01-10-2009, 02:20 AM   #9
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While I am no fan or even user, I would say that the KDE people have had the most guts this year (apart from the strange 'oh-no-4.0-was-only-considered-a-testing-version' comments).
Looking forward to seeing Xfce 4.6 - bound to be interesting.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:52 AM   #10
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KDE 4 is not quite there yet, but it gets my vote because my kids think it is cool!
 
Old 01-11-2009, 07:32 PM   #11
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Xfce obviously. Gnome is now bloated, Kde is just too busy...... Lxde doesn't know if it's Gnome or Xfce Lol!
 
Old 01-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #12
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For a lightweight DE I would say LXDE...it still in development but it's coming along nicely.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 02:06 AM   #13
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Gotta be ROX
 
Old 01-12-2009, 05:52 AM   #14
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Always been a big KDE user, switched to Gnome. Voted for Gnome for the first time.

-JJ
 
Old 01-12-2009, 08:59 AM   #15
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Another vote for Rox, especially for older computers.
 
  


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