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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
I use Gnome, once again because comes bundled with OpenSolaris and using anything else than default on this platform is still yet too much a pita.
I'm voting LXDE, however, because I like lightweight, lean and mean, and also once again, what I'm running on the kid's Debian boxes. In the past I've typically used XFCE, which is also excellent, for such situations. However, although still lighter than Gnome, XFCE continues to become increasingly "fatter" so the difference less dramatic. It's still very nice and well fleshed out DE but for past year or so I have been using LXDE where I need a lightweight Gnome alternative. The kids are experienced XFCE afficianados but have developed preference for LXDE as well.
So if you've got some legacy hardware tool long in the tooth to handle the bloat that both Gnome and KDE have become, and/or just like lightweight and snappy desktop environment, do yourself a favor and check out LXDE. Oh yeah, one more thing, LXDE also uses my all time favorite window manager, OpenBox. So I can have my cake and eat it too....
As desktop environments go, i really like LXDE.
One of the joys i found thanks to Kde4 not being for me.
Although my preference is for a window manager beginning with F......
And yes,i did vote for it in the other poll.
Last edited by the trooper; 01-11-2010 at 12:40 PM.
It was a hard call - I think KDE definitely came a long way this year, and they haven't been afraid to try something new. I respect this.
I did, however, choose LXDE, because it has really come in dark horse-style this year, with a lot of people picking it up.
Personally, I use Xfce. But the two others are the ones that moved the most in 2009.