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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Cinnamon 79 9.96%
Gnome Shell 102 12.86%
KDE 249 31.40%
LXDE 52 6.56%
MATE 60 7.57%
Razor-qt 4 0.50%
rox 6 0.76%
Trinity-DE 6 0.76%
Unity 33 4.16%
Xfce 202 25.47%
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #16
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XFCE. I tend to stick to Openbox with some select applications these days though. I think I prefer tint2 and Thunar instead of LXDE's lxpanel and PCmanFM. I feel like maybe I would like KDE after finding a non-fisher-price theme for it. MATE is a decent choice too.
 
Old 12-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #17
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GNOME 2, but that isn't a poll option. XD
 
Old 12-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #18
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Rox plus icewm/fluxbox/jwm
 
Old 12-18-2012, 10:36 PM   #19
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Cool W00T! A DE that's sane, again!

Yay for Mate! So glad there's now a viable alternative to the "DE mess" that's been plaguing Linux since Gnome 3 and Unity came out! It's fun to use again! :-)

Fewt: Mate is a fork of Gnome 2 (by the Linux Mint folks), and has added-back the features that were removed from Gnome 2 a couple years ago. Give it a try! :-)

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Old 12-18-2012, 11:37 PM   #20
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Fewt: Mate is a fork of Gnome 2 (by the Linux Mint folks), and has added-back the features that were removed from Gnome 2 a couple years ago.
Not entirely accurate, MATE is a fork of Gnome 2 by Perberos. Linux Mint helps out but also has it's finger in a few other pies.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 12:27 AM   #21
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I use KDE with my Slack, but the DE that has impressed me the most and seems to have come the farthest this year has to be Cinnamon. I opted to install Mint on my netbook over things like Ubuntu and Slackware simply because Cinnamon was so simple and elegant, while still being fully featured. Big props to the Mint team!
 
Old 12-19-2012, 07:56 AM   #22
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Yay for Mate! So glad there's now a viable alternative to the "DE mess" that's been plaguing Linux since Gnome 3 and Unity came out! It's fun to use again! :-)

Fewt: Mate is a fork of Gnome 2 (by the Linux Mint folks), and has added-back the features that were removed from Gnome 2 a couple years ago. Give it a try! :-)
DaneM I know what MATE is. I was in the MATE IRC channel the day it was announced. I have no reason to use it, as I still work on supporting GNOME 2.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 09:13 AM   #23
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Xfce 4.10 is my choice, it has come a long way, and now that Thunar has tabbed browsing to go with plenty of custom actions it's even better. Fully customizable without the bloat
 
Old 12-19-2012, 09:45 AM   #24
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LXDE
 
Old 12-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #25
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I voted Cinnamon because its release was a bit of a surprise to me and it has made great headway in the past year. Best of all time would be a toss-up between KDE3 and GNOME2 to me, and best to use right now would go to KDE4, but "Desktop Environment of the Year" is Cinnamon in my view.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #26
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i wouldve voted for project blue-bubble but it is very obscure so gnome-3 is the closest match.
 
Old 12-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #27
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mate
 
Old 12-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #28
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Thanks for the clarification on Mate. :-)
 
Old 12-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #29
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mate-desktop
 
Old 12-21-2012, 01:13 AM   #30
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KDE on my workstation and laptop. LXDE on my server.
 
  


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