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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 208 33.12%
Gnome Shell 120 19.11%
Unity 29 4.62%
MATE 21 3.34%
Xfce 173 27.55%
rox 3 0.48%
LXDE 44 7.01%
Trinity-DE 7 1.11%
Razor-qt 7 1.11%
Cinnamon 16 2.55%
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:47 AM   #16
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gnome.
 
Old 12-31-2011, 03:02 PM   #17
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I prefer xfce, but KDE gets occasional use as well
 
Old 12-31-2011, 03:39 PM   #18
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I'm using KDE, so I guess it gets my vote.
 
Old 01-01-2012, 03:40 AM   #19
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I voted for KDE but Xfce 4.8 is also really nice.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 06:46 AM   #20
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Voted for KDE. I also like the way of working with Unity on mobile plattforms, for e. g. Notebooks, Netbooks, ...
 
Old 01-02-2012, 06:51 AM   #21
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I've used Xfce even before the Gnome 3/Unity flop.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #22
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LXDE is my new favorite.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 10:54 PM   #23
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #24
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Gnome 2
Gnome 3 is pushing me to LXDE
 
Old 01-04-2012, 03:46 AM   #25
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Why isn't gnome 2 separate from gnome shell the old gnome is a VERY different beast to the awful gnome-shell and reaaly should be considered a distinct DE, so I voted for xfce instead!
 
Old 01-04-2012, 04:00 AM   #26
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Why isn't gnome 2 separate from gnome shell the old gnome is a VERY different beast to the awful gnome-shell and reaaly should be considered a distinct DE, so I voted for xfce instead!
From what I understand, MATE is supposed to represent Gnome 2.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #27
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This is a difficult one. I love Gnome 2. I intensely dislike the Unity and Gnome 3 desktops. Between Unity and Gnome 3 I think Gnome 3 is slightly better. KDE is not too bad, prefer Gnome 2 though. I have chosen Gnome Shell. If Gnome 2 had been in the list I would have it.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 10:43 AM   #28
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XFCE is a really good alternative for a gnome2 orphean like me. Fully and easyly customisable (even more than what I was used to in Gnome2 !!!)..

And if I don't want to look for my menus outside the window I use, or to look for the close button also not very user friendly inside the top unity panel... XFCE don't change my habbits.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #29
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Gnome3 belongs in the "Abomination of the Year" category! I like Xfce, but MATE gets my vote. If I liked Mint more, I'd be using it.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #30
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Gnome3 belongs in the "Abomination of the Year" category! I like Xfce, but MATE gets my vote. If I liked Mint more, I'd be using it.
+1

I actually use a combo of xfce and gnome2 from gsb on slackware64, just had quick look at MATE I may give it a try when I get the time.
 
  


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