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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 01-12-2009, 03:42 PM   #16
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Gnome is what I give to new users who ask me. I use it myself as well now.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 01:23 AM   #17
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It is seems a lot people prefer either Gnome or KDE to make themselves at home when switching from Windows or Mac. I prefer something different like Xfce. It is minimal and fast. Xfce has made a lot of changes over the years. To me KDE and Gnome did not make any changes or any noticeable changes since I first started using Linux.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 01:45 AM   #18
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It is seems a lot people prefer either Gnome or KDE to make themselves at home when switching from Windows or Mac. I prefer something different like Xfce. It is minimal and fast. Xfce has made a lot of changes over the years. To me KDE and Gnome did not make any changes or any noticeable changes since I first started using Linux.
More bloat and unnecessary dependencies are two that I can think of.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 11:13 AM   #19
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lxde is the new kid that turned heads

at least is the main DE that i use it for starting an small live distro and works quite well on slow (think p3@500 with 256M of ram)

also i like xfce ,

on fast machines i install all of them and sometime i switch between them
I like the new kde4.x from ubuntu jaunty jack with the new composite manager

that is the future and c++ based composite manager (even the compiz project switches to something similar)
http://www.undefinedfire.com/kde/41-42-kwin/
 
Old 01-14-2009, 08:47 PM   #20
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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.
Same problem here. I'm back on KDE3 with Mandriva but I will not vote for KDE4 - FAR too much like vista crap
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:38 PM   #21
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Gnome for me. Altho' I have to say KDE 4.x is looking pretty good. I hear 4.2 is much more solid.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 02:15 AM   #22
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gnome and xfce work for me.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #23
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For me it is Gnome.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 04:37 AM   #24
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Hi,

My choice is Gnome
 
Old 01-15-2009, 06:03 AM   #25
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I must admit that I have been converted. I used to be a KDE maniac, but I think Ubuntu has converted me to Gnome ;-)
 
Old 01-15-2009, 11:18 AM   #26
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and the winner is... Genome.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 11:25 AM   #27
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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.
I third that.

KDE 4 is nice to play with, but I still use KDE 3 for work. It has everything I need. I love it.

This poll should have split out KDE 3 vs KDE 4. I bet KDE 3 would get a lot more votes.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 12:52 PM   #28
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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.
So do I. I don't like KDE4 at all, but I'm very fond of 3.5.*
 
Old 01-15-2009, 04:06 PM   #29
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Used to be fanatical about KDE 3.x, then became a GNOME convert...now I'm switching to xfce4. I like it because it's as customizable as KDE, but is still compatible with the GNOME themes, but it's even lighter weight. I'm not into eye candy I need something fast, simple, customizable (without too much effort).
 
Old 01-15-2009, 04:31 PM   #30
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KDE 4.x is really *heavy* compared to 3.x
Still it's good enough compared to others..but again it's really *heavy*. LOL.
Also, work out (out of interest) KDE 3.x on Solaris 10 2006 & Windows XP!
 
  


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