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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Cinnamon 55 7.75%
Gnome Shell 70 9.86%
KDE 254 35.77%
LXDE 38 5.35%
MATE 59 8.31%
Razor-qt 6 0.85%
rox 4 0.56%
Trinity-DE 9 1.27%
Unity 32 4.51%
Xfce 183 25.77%
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:10 PM   #61
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Cinnamon/Gnome3 for ability to install plugins directly from web page..
 
Old 01-10-2014, 11:37 AM   #62
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Too bad

I don't vote for these anymore. I like assembling my own by gluing a bunch of components together with scripts. Xfce seems to be the most tame of the lot right now. As for Rox, is it even still being maintained?
 
Old 01-10-2014, 12:23 PM   #63
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I like KDE. Nice looking without TOO much work, and some of the components are simply the best for my preference (K3b in particular is IMO by far the best burning software available for linux).
 
Old 01-11-2014, 06:45 PM   #64
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KDe without any doubts, I like both it's visual appearance and his powerful applications (Dolphin / Okular / Amarok to name a few)
Furthermore it's not as resources heavy as people often think.
 
Old 01-12-2014, 07:48 PM   #65
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I don't vote for these anymore. I like assembling my own by gluing a bunch of components together with scripts. Xfce seems to be the most tame of the lot right now. As for Rox, is it even still being maintained?
I love hearing about these, as i used to do the same.. Tell us about it.
 
Old 01-13-2014, 05:36 PM   #66
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I love hearing about these, as i used to do the same.. Tell us about it.
hmm would love to hear yours both opinions on: what good modern desktop system must have+min tech specs?.
Im fed up with new d.e. features and bugs/slowdowns. My fav was combo of gnome2 + compiz + working multi device input X server + GnomeDo dash, still there is no way to go back without modern search dashboard, touchscreen support,plasma desktop configurations.Problem is - all components related software cause more trouble then carry workload.
 
Old 01-13-2014, 07:24 PM   #67
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Prefer KDE
 
Old 01-13-2014, 10:23 PM   #68
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hmm would love to hear yours both opinions on: what good modern desktop system must have+min tech specs?.
Im fed up with new d.e. features and bugs/slowdowns. My fav was combo of gnome2 + compiz + working multi device input X server + GnomeDo dash, still there is no way to go back without modern search dashboard, touchscreen support,plasma desktop configurations.Problem is - all components related software cause more trouble then carry workload.
That sounds pretty sweet.
At one stage i used a gnome2 session, with a gnome-panel at the top, an xfce4-panel at the bottom. No Nautilus managing the desktop, instead i used xfdesktop, and used Dolphin as a file manager. Kwin for the window manager.

I liked it and it worked very nicely for a while.
When i upgraded my distribution, new changes to either kwin or gtk2 caused tearing in the gtk menus, which really annoyed me, so i stopped using that setup.

I now use plain kde4 (plasma-desktop). With it's icon only task manager, i find it quite pleasing except the main menu, but there's not much i can do about that at the moment. Still get to use my beloved kwin.
 
Old 01-13-2014, 10:50 PM   #69
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Gnome
 
Old 01-14-2014, 04:56 AM   #70
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KDE. New Gnome is to much like Unity of Ubuntu. But, in a small virtual machine I foud XFCE also very usefull.
 
Old 01-14-2014, 12:29 PM   #71
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MATE kept me using Linux, so yeah... MATE for me.
 
Old 01-15-2014, 03:15 AM   #72
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Kde
 
Old 01-15-2014, 03:26 AM   #73
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Gnome was the best until it reached 3. My Vote goes for Mate
 
Old 01-15-2014, 04:08 AM   #74
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I'm really disappointed with the path Gnome 3 has taken.
The last version of Gnome shell i used was 3.4; but the other day i someone pointed something out to me on the Opensuse forums with the more recent 3.10 version.
Previously, i preferred Gnome Shell over Unity Shell for one reason.
Unity has a universal task bar, and Gnome Shell did not.
Gnome shell still doesn't 'in the traditional' sense, but instead has made a button for the menus, still located on the top bar.
This is the worst move Gnome has done. It's stupid, and my biggest hate of using Os X. It's stupid because if you have two windows open at once, you do not have access to both menus at the same time.
This is incredibly annoying to me, and yet at the same time; i am a kde user,it doesn't affect me, so i find it interesting to observe the path that Gnome is taking.
 
Old 01-15-2014, 10:43 AM   #75
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Cinnamon followed by MATE

Cinnamon followed by MATE
 
  


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