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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 234 33.05%
Gnome 319 45.06%
Xfce 104 14.69%
GNUstep 1 0.14%
rox 8 1.13%
LXDE 40 5.65%
Trinity-DE 2 0.28%
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:21 PM   #31
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To top it all off, I hate how everything starts with a K... it's so Korny.
Hahahaa...I mentioned this on some other forum and got a bashful of comments , I so hate everything that starts with K
 
Old 01-20-2011, 08:41 PM   #32
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I tried KDE, but the network manager fails. Gnome, with XFCE a very close second.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #33
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i once tried to put annother DE on my ubuntu but then softwares got mixed.. so.. guess// welcome gnome..
 
Old 01-21-2011, 01:00 AM   #34
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Unity, if it were on the poll. Otherwise, GNOME.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:27 AM   #35
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Unity is a shell interface for the GNOME desktop environment, not a DE itself.

--jeremy
Yes, I know that. It technically is drawn with a Compiz plugin but really is GNOME at the core. However, not very many Ubuntu users know this, which is why you need to either educate them that Unity is GNOME or include Unity in the poll.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #36
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kde 4.5 and xfce
 
Old 01-24-2011, 11:59 AM   #37
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KDE and E17
 
Old 01-24-2011, 12:18 PM   #38
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Interesting poll, so must register Hello everyone!

I use Gnome and voted to Gnome. But Xfce and LXDE are good. I don't like KDE.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 12:48 PM   #39
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Xfce has very bad timing, doesn't it. It released its new version between the time the poll opened and the time that it closed.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 12:58 PM   #40
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Yes, I know that. It technically is drawn with a Compiz plugin but really is GNOME at the core. However, not very many Ubuntu users know this, which is why you need to either educate them that Unity is GNOME or include Unity in the poll.
I don't agree with that. I don't think adding a wrong choice in the poll is alright because some people can't seem to understand what it is. If the company trying to pull it off didn't want to sound like they are reinventing the wheel and set itself apart from the community, they could do the education by themselves.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #41
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Hahahaa...I mentioned this on some other forum and got a bashful of comments , I so hate everything that starts with K
Seriously... does every program that comes with Windows start with a W? It's like the desktop is trying to smother the OS...
 
Old 01-24-2011, 06:49 PM   #42
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KDE menu is what I dont like now, you need to scroll forth and back, and usually I forgot where am I?
The traditional pop up side by side is better, you can see in which menu you are.

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:04 PM   #43
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Tried XFCE, Fluxbox,and KDE, never really liked them. Gnome forever!
 
Old 01-24-2011, 10:45 PM   #44
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Tried XFCE, Fluxbox,and KDE, never really liked them. Gnome forever!
YES, Gnome is more to my liking.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 11:24 PM   #45
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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.
Gnome has a nice clean look and feel. KDE used to, circa 1,x and 2.x days, but then became infiltrated by a new breed of developers that put way too much emphasis on eye candy. The result being bloat that makes KDE unusable. So yeah, I can understand your concerns about system resources on your laptop. Xfce, however, shares much of the same general look as Gnome, since both are gtk based, so I assume you're primary concern is time you can spend unplugged rather than aesthetics. While Xfce has historically enjoyed a reputation as a lighter weight Gnome alternative, it's become much heavier over the years, evolving into a mid-heavy weight, depending on your perspective. Bottom line is that I find myself no longer using Xfce, as it's become too heavy for situations where I want to go light - LXDE now does a much better job of fulfilling that need - but also lacks the full features and conveniences offered by, e.g. Gnome, for times when I've got plenty of horsepower to spare.

The end result being that although in the past I've been a big proponent of Xfce and Gnome detractor, the past couple years I've been using Gnome as my daily driver. Else LXDE when I'm on legacy hardware. LXDE deserves the nod because they've made such advances, but also feel like I should vote Gnome since I use it the most, so I guess I'm going to have to ponder this one a bit more.

Oh yeah, if you don't like Metacity you may want to consider replacing it with OpenBox. OpenBox is very lightweight wm and a nice drop in replacement on Gnome.
 
  


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