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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 01-27-2012, 08:52 PM   #61
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I can't vote in this poll because there is no option for none. I simply use Openbox and build a custom desktop environment around that.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 07:50 AM   #62
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Cinnamon, otherwise LXDE
 
Old 02-01-2012, 09:34 AM   #63
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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.
I agree. Someone suggested MATE represents Gnome 2. Jeremy, could you weigh in on this? I don't want to vote for Gnome 3 by mistake. I'd almost rather use Windoze than Gnome 3 or Unity.
 
Old 02-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #64
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I agree. Someone suggested MATE represents Gnome 2. Jeremy, could you weigh in on this? I don't want to vote for Gnome 3 by mistake. I'd almost rather use Windoze than Gnome 3 or Unity.
MATE represents MATE, which is a fork of Gnome 2.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #65
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Where is BlackBox ?!? Well Gnome then !!
 
Old 02-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #66
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Using KDE 4.8 on my desktop - it's great. And using Enlightenment (E17) on an old laptop.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #67
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MATE represents MATE, which is a fork of Gnome 2.

--jeremy
OK, so if I want to vote for Gnome 2, which do I choose?
 
Old 02-02-2012, 12:30 AM   #68
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Most difficult poll here. All the main contenders have significant drawbacks in my mind. KDE4 is finally usable, and has loads of nice features, but there's still something vaguely annoying about using it. Unity is crapola, Gnome 3 has potential I think but it's still in it's infancy. Xfce is nice enough but there's been no noticable improvement recently compared to KDE, so I suppose my vote has to be KDE.

I hope some of the smaller/newer DE's will pick up the slack this year though.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #69
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Has to be KDE for its amazing configurability but with no Nepomuk/Strigi, Akonadi. And even after 3 years Plasma still associates with nausea for me.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #70
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Lxde +1
 
Old 02-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #71
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I liked GNOME 3 fallback mode, but I was never a fan of GNOME shell... Soooo, I'll vote MATE since it is the most similar.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 04:53 AM   #72
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GNome for me
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:48 AM   #73
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MATE=Gnome 2 thank goodness.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 12:41 AM   #74
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LXDE. I need fast and lean. I like Gnome too, But LXDE gets my vote.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #75
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Kde
But I like others too.
 
  


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