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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2013. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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 01-15-2014, 06:48 PM   #76
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I voted Cinnamon, because its the best of the list, but I use GNOME Classic.
Old 01-16-2014, 06:51 AM   #77
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I have been using KDE as mainstay for years but gnome 3.10 deserves some love. True I miss the configuration options but I have never been so productive on a desktop. Gnome is my new home (for now)
Old 01-16-2014, 10:55 AM   #78
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I love KDE
Old 01-19-2014, 08:42 PM   #79
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MATE. I find it light on resources, polished, cohesive and simple to use.
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I using cinnamon, unity and razor-qt.
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i use LXDE and later when it gets stable lxde-qt
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #82
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Intersting that we have two poplular options wh/are basically "throwbacks" to prior versions of KDE and Gnome that people found to be actually usable. Used KDE1, 2, & 3 before ditching for all the bloat. Used Gnome1, 2, and spent severeal months of trying to like Gnome3 before ditching it, going back to kicking it old school & taking a tour of old fave lightweight wm's as well as a few newer kid on the block tiling wm's before settling on E17 (now E18) these past couple years. Seems I am not alone in not liking where recent Gnome and KDE have taken us. Also used Xfce3 and then Xfce4, as well at LXDE at various times. So I think I have pretty good basis for evaluation here

Methinks I'll vote Mate, even though I've never used it, because Gnome2 was actually quite usable and after reading their manifesto, it's good to see that somebody actually "gets" FOSS as something other than a pathway to employment by powerful commercial intersts pushing things in directions that favor scratching their particular itch over the pursuit of the technical excellence that has historically driven FOSS to best many commercial offering in the first place. Okay, end of rant.... ;-)

+1 for Mate.

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:48 PM   #83
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:20 PM   #84
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Gnome instead of unity

I've choosen Gnome eaven if unity is running on most of my mashines but, with gnome I feel more free as with unity, where not even the Bar is easy moveable to a position that you want to have it.
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Xfce, Desktop of Champions! :-)
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:40 PM   #87
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It's Cinnamon for me!
Old 02-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #88
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I hope the results won't be too badly skewed. I chose KDE even though I mostly use Xfce BUT I wouldn't use it if it didn't have the "load KDE libraries upon startup" option. So I sort of use Xfce for a front-end for KDE.
Old 02-03-2014, 08:53 PM   #89
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I've used KDE4 and GNOME3, they both work well in newer machines of these days. Their older releases work fine in machines of few years back and also of today. Unfortunately, KDE4 and GNOME3 are slow on older machines because of hardware's higher spec requirements specially display cards. Now, I use LXDE. It works great on my Pentium 4 (Prescott) with 1GB memory and video card with 256 mb RAM. Still, I like the clean, layout of GNOME's desktop interface (nautilus and the favorites auto-hide bar).
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Lol... Proof positive that Gnome3 took a wrong turn. Now bested even by Xfce. Not to mention fork of it's previous incantation, newcomer Mate Put that in your pipe and smoke it, RedHat!!

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