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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 02-16-2014, 07:34 AM   #91
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Cinnamon's not very stable

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I really don't like unity
 
Old 02-16-2014, 08:53 AM   #92
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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!!
Xfce in my opinion makes the biggest strides forward with every release. It's becoming heavier, but it is getting really good, i'm not surprised by it's success.
Something i really appreciate about Xfce4 is it's modular design. Unlike Kde, and Gnome/Cinnamon/Unity, it doesn't use a shell. It's modular design also allows it's window manager to be changed, and unlike Mate, it's file manager doesn't manage the desktop.
Xfce4 is really sweet. If it had a icon only task manager like kde, i would perhaps switch.
 
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:38 PM   #93
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Xfce in my opinion makes the biggest strides forward with every release. It's becoming heavier, but it is getting really good, i'm not surprised by it's success.
Something i really appreciate about Xfce4 is it's modular design. Unlike Kde, and Gnome/Cinnamon/Unity, it doesn't use a shell. It's modular design also allows it's window manager to be changed, and unlike Mate, it's file manager doesn't manage the desktop.
Xfce4 is really sweet. If it had a icon only task manager like kde, i would perhaps switch.
What do you mean by icon only task manager like kde? At least my Xfce 4.8 has a possiblity to remove text from the task manager leaving only icons of the open applications there.
 
Old 02-17-2014, 04:33 AM   #94
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Oh yeah, i forgot about that. In kde, the icon only task manager has the option to include launchers.
What this means is, when the launcher is clicked, it opens the program and puts a little arrow on the icon to signafy that there's an open instance.
In Xfce you can place launchers in the panel, but if one opens, it's still going to make a new icon in the task manager. So one ends up with a firefox icon in the panel as a launcher, and a firefox icon also in the task manager to show it's open.

(gee that was hard to explain, if i wasn't clear just say where and i'll try to explain better.)
 
Old 02-17-2014, 07:02 AM   #95
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Slackware's so pretty!
 
Old 03-19-2014, 04:32 PM   #96
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Oh yeah, i forgot about that. In kde, the icon only task manager has the option to include launchers.
What this means is, when the launcher is clicked, it opens the program and puts a little arrow on the icon to signafy that there's an open instance.
In Xfce you can place launchers in the panel, but if one opens, it's still going to make a new icon in the task manager. So one ends up with a firefox icon in the panel as a launcher, and a firefox icon also in the task manager to show it's open.

(gee that was hard to explain, if i wasn't clear just say where and i'll try to explain better.)
I believe you were referring to the taskbar, not manager. Anyway, I still prefer XFCE over Gnome, Unity, or KDE. LXDE looks promising, as well.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 06:17 PM   #97
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No, i wasn't. Taskbar is a Microsoft Windows term for the panel at the bottom of it's default desktop environment.
Kde doesn't have applets for it's panel, it has plasmoids. The plasmoid in the panel that keeps track of open windows is called, 'Task Manager'; there is an alternative available as well which is the one i use, called 'Icon-Only Task Manager'.
The 'Task Manager' plasmoid in kde is the equivalent to Xfce4's 'Window Buttons' applet for xfce4-panel.
 
Old 03-25-2014, 04:27 PM   #98
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Xfce all the way.

Though lately I'm using just i3wm
 
Old 03-26-2014, 08:22 AM   #99
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I'm considering the switch to XFCE if/when they make the switch to GTK3. I use XFCE on my work PC, not that I'm a big one for aesthetics but it's really annoying to have some broken looking programs from time to time. I hadn't used XFCE for a while before that, but I really like how it's coming.
 
  


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