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Desktop Environment of the Year

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The nominees are:

KDE
Gnome
Xfce
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #16
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KDE
 
Old 01-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #17
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This one was really hard for me, I don't use a Desktop anymore (basically because it is distracting. Also takes away time and productivity)
XMonad + yeahconsole + tmux is all I need for an interface and the GUI apps I use regularly are all GTK based.
Anyways, my vote goes KDE. They've done a terrific job this year and even managed to take Gnome devs out of their long nap...
One more time, props for KDE.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 12:24 AM   #18
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Gnome. Everything "just works" in gnome. Excellent network manager and sound control. A lot of stuff(software) is geared towards ubuntu/nautilus.
I like playing with the alternates but I have to dick around too much to get things working if they work at all.

I had to abandon kde when they went to 4. I have no patience for it now.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:00 AM   #19
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KDE - it gets better every release. Besides, I bought this machine to handle "bloat".
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:32 AM   #20
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which distro support Rox?

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:15 AM   #21
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Interestingly there was no option for Unity?
Unity is a shell interface for the GNOME desktop environment, not a DE itself.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:15 PM   #22
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xfce for sure. i mean have you seen the transfer speeds on thunar? its almost the same as using the command line.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:18 PM   #23
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Gnome for sure. Xfce and Lxde are okay. Never have liked Kde.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:40 PM   #24
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How come Unity isn't on that list?
 
Old 01-17-2011, 11:43 PM   #25
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How come Unity isn't on that list?
I answered this exact question 3 posts ago.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-18-2011, 03:34 AM   #26
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Gnome, i hope it can look more like MAC OSX
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:40 AM   #27
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I still like to keep things light and simple. I voted for XFCE; although I have been impressed with LXDE. The relatively new Lubuntu with LXDE is much faster and lighter than the increasingly bloated Ubuntu. And Lubuntu still does everything that I would ever need or want.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 01:16 AM   #28
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LXDE for its lightening speed, Xfce takes 45 seconds to load after I login
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:46 AM   #29
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LXDE for its lightening speed, Xfce takes 45 seconds to load after I login
xfce has never been close to lxde in terms of peppiness in recent times, and may be it never will
 
Old 01-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #30
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XFCE is only a few seconds slower than LXDE on my machine, but LXDE is certainly much lighter. But I prefer XFCE because "lightness" isn't the only thing I'm looking for in a DE; I also want robustness. XFCE is just the right balance of both, but for some reason its pulling in some heavy GNOME programs with its dependencies.

I like GNOME and it's very easy to use, but it's just ugly. And there's not much room for customization in terms of how it looks. Mint, in my opinion, is the only distro that makes GNOME look decent.

KDE is the best-looking of the bunch and it provides a very "unified" desktop feel, but talk about bloat. And don't even get me started on the system reqs-- KDE eats through my laptop battery in under an hour. I get two and a half hours with XFCE. To top it all off, I hate how everything starts with a K... it's so Korny.
 
  


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