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The nominees are:

Cinnamon
Gnome Shell
KDE
LXDE
MATE
Razor-qt
rox
Trinity-DE
Unity
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #31
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As far as I'm concern there is no better desktop environment than e17.
E17 is a window manager, just so you know, you can vote for it in the window managers of the year.

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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.
Thanks for clearing that up. I am sick of seeing people announce Linux Mint forked Mate. I knew it was some folks over in the Arch community, but wasn't sure who exactly, thanks. +1

Out of interest, k3lt, what did you vote for Gnome or Mate?
 
Old 12-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #32
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KDE4 had totally come of age this year. Properly mature and stable. PIM and poor default settings are still weak points, but overall it's a cracking desktop and definately should be the default linux desktop now.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #33
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Another year with KDE, it simply works.
 
Old 12-22-2012, 11:12 PM   #34
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E17 is a window manager, just so you know, you can vote for it in the window managers of the year.



Thanks for clearing that up. I am sick of seeing people announce Linux Mint forked Mate. I knew it was some folks over in the Arch community, but wasn't sure who exactly, thanks. +1

Out of interest, k3lt, what did you vote for Gnome or Mate?
MATE.
 
Old 12-24-2012, 12:46 AM   #35
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I've always been partial to Gnome 2. With that said, my vote goes to MATE.

Last edited by Syndarkis; 12-24-2012 at 01:01 AM.
 
Old 12-24-2012, 04:14 PM   #36
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LXDE
 
Old 12-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #37
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Unity, because it just makes sense. Seriously, I fail to understand what all the fuss was about over in the Ubuntu forums. Sure, it's a little different and takes a few minutes to learn, but Unity is a full-featured DE that I consider one of the easiest to use without a lot of useless, unnecessary, resource-hogging eye candy.

JM2C
 
Old 12-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #38
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Unity, because it just makes sense. Seriously, I fail to understand what all the fuss was about over in the Ubuntu forums. Sure, it's a little different and takes a few minutes to learn, but Unity is a full-featured DE that I consider one of the easiest to use without a lot of useless, unnecessary, resource-hogging eye candy.

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If it wasn't for the universal taskbar, i'd like Unity.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #39
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Unity, because it just makes sense. Seriously, I fail to understand what all the fuss was about over in the Ubuntu forums. Sure, it's a little different and takes a few minutes to learn, but Unity is a full-featured DE that I consider one of the easiest to use without a lot of useless, unnecessary, resource-hogging eye candy.

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Unity is a modified Gnome 3 with an Ubuntu appearence. Just like Cinnamon is a modified Gnome 3 with a Mint appearence.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #40
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If it wasn't for the universal taskbar, i'd like Unity.
To each his own, but that's what I do like about Unity. The launchbar has a clean, organized appearance, you can customize it with the programs you want, and it's certainly a lot more useful than the "jello" windows from Gnome/Compiz.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 08:20 PM   #41
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Unity is a modified Gnome 3 with an Ubuntu appearence. Just like Cinnamon is a modified Gnome 3 with a Mint appearence.
Uh huh... and XFCE is Gnome2 with a few config options missing, but it still works for those who like it.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #42
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Uh huh... and XFCE is Gnome2 with a few config options missing, but it still works for those who like it.
Nope, not at all. XFCE is not Gnome 2 with a few config ......... It is XFCE, it started with Xforms toolkit but moved to GTK about XFCE3. Gnome has always been built with GTK.
 
Old 12-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #43
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To each his own, but that's what I do like about Unity. The launchbar has a clean, organized appearance, you can customize it with the programs you want, and it's certainly a lot more useful than the "jello" windows from Gnome/Compiz.
Well, i'll disagree with the word certainly, but if it works for you, that's great.

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Uh huh... and XFCE is Gnome2 with a few config options missing, but it still works for those who like it.
I hate to but in on this, but you've missed the point.
I'm pretty sure k3lt, was referring to the remark you made, 'Unity is a full-featured DE'. Unity, although, Ubunuts "desktop environment", the only part that is unity is the shell (the main part you interact with), besides the shell, it's still Gnome 3 with the window manager switched. Although, i believe Ubuntu has forked Nautilus to behave differently with Unity now?
That's how i'd describe it anyway. It's a technicality, which is irrelevant to the thread and can cause confusion in my opinion.
 
Old 12-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #44
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KDE ForTheWin once again. (Thanks to Slackware)

Regards.
 
Old 12-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #45
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I voted KDE, the best choice for a desktop. Razor-Qt would probably be the best choice for a notebook for those who run mostly Qt apps.
 
  


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