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Desktop Environment of the Year

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The nominees are:

KDE
Gnome Shell
Unity
MATE
Xfce
rox
LXDE
Trinity-DE
Razor-qt
Cinnamon

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:23 AM   #46
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I like xfce. It feels just right for me.
 
Old 01-12-2012, 06:52 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by anticapitalista View Post
less than (sic) 200MB RAM at idling. What a beast!

I managed to get Debian kde4 idling at around 150MB RAM

Anyhow, for those that cannot 'afford' such RAM intensive desktop environments, go for an extremely light xfce, lxde (not my cup of tea, but others swear by it) or IMO the best solution a light window manager running Rox desktop. (icewm plus rox-desktop = less than 60 MB RAM)
That's cool. Never tried stock Debian + Kde.
I surely have plenty of RAM ~3GB and I don't mind using some bloated DE if it provides me a fully functional and pleasant working environment.
I use Gnome and Kde mainly but Kde has been always on higher side as a real memory eater for me( < 4.6.x , never used 4.7.x). Not Slackware, praise the stock unmodified Kde.

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Old 01-12-2012, 09:10 AM   #48
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KDE4 - though technically the DE would be more Plasma
 
Old 01-13-2012, 05:12 AM   #49
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Gnome-shell for me.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 07:25 AM   #50
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Gnome-Shell as itself, I don't hate. but, miss basic menus like for shutdown is masked is a deterrent.
I will hope Cinnamon team can spice up Gnome3 shell.(testing Cinnamon in Linuxmint)
 
Old 01-14-2012, 12:35 PM   #51
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xfce
i tried lxde and liked it but it missed some of the things i liked about xfce.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #52
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totally skipped xmonad...best one by far that I've tried.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #53
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It's in Window Managers.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 03:51 PM   #54
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ah thank you brianl.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 04:18 AM   #55
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You guys could have added an option to specify other desktop environment.

My choice will be E17 Enlightenment. Eventhough it is still in development, it is a good Desktop environment and also lightweight.
 
Old 01-17-2012, 04:57 AM   #56
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Emacs
 
Old 01-17-2012, 10:03 AM   #57
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You guys could have added an option to specify other desktop environment.

My choice will be E17 Enlightenment. Eventhough it is still in development, it is a good Desktop environment and also lightweight.
Enlightenment is a window manager, and is therefore in the Window Manager of the Year category.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-17-2012, 01:10 PM   #58
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Thumbs up Unity for me

I like Unity It was adopted by my favourite Distro Ubuntu 11.10 I think it is the way to future with interactive displays
 
Old 01-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #59
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KDE rocks !!
And 4.7 is more stable then any other!!
 
Old 01-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #60
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I'd like to vote here, but none of the options I'm familiar with seem attractive. MATE and Cinnamon sound promising, but I haven't actually seen them yet. Gnome Shell and Unity are... well, they're not. I've always wanted to like KDE, but that desire has never survived actual contact with it. XFCE and LXDE just seem a bit lacking. Gnome 2 was pretty good.
 
  


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