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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Cinnamon 58 10.41%
EDE 4 0.72%
Gnome Shell 62 11.13%
KDE 187 33.57%
LXQt 11 1.97%
MATE 50 8.98%
MoonLightDE 0 0%
rox 2 0.36%
Trinity-DE 3 0.54%
UDE 2 0.36%
Unity 33 5.92%
Xfce 145 26.03%
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:57 AM   #61
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Mostly KED but:
So have you actually used StumpWM, or just have it installed? I've recently switched to it. Yeah, I know this is a DE thread...
 
Old 01-17-2015, 01:03 AM   #62
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Gnome Shell.



I don't think Enlightenment goes under the WM category. There's more to it than just some window trimmings.
Yep. I brought this up last year. Jeremy's repsonse was that Enlightenment may well need to be reclassified as DE as it progresses. Rasterman, still calls it a window manager though. Granted his definition of a WM is _very_ broad.

Be that as it may, I do concur that at present the DE category is probably a better fit for Enlightenment. A minimal DE, but it's scope has certainley exceeded WM. How many WM's have their own file manager, Terminal app, media player, etc.??
 
Old 01-17-2015, 08:58 AM   #63
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So have you actually used StumpWM, or just have it installed? I've recently switched to it. Yeah, I know this is a DE thread...
Not all extensively but it's grate for some older machines (newer as well.) Common Lisp is cool too... not a
Code:
hello world
thread either, I .
 
Old 01-17-2015, 11:37 AM   #64
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Plese include PC-BSD desktop
 
Old 01-17-2015, 12:28 PM   #65
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single click drives me nuts.
constantly opening things i don't want opening,when i was just browsing through folders or something.

I've been using Netrunner for a while.
i think it uses a customized version of kde.
i'm not a fan of the kde desktop,but whatever the Netrunner devs have done works quite well for me.
You can change KDE's behaviour for opening icons with single or double click in systemsettings: Input Devices - Mouse.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 03:07 AM   #66
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I'll go with KDE again. The two best file managers, Dolphin and Konqueror, are integrated in.
Don't forget Krusader, which is my personal favorite.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 03:14 AM   #67
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For a full polished DE, KDE is my favorite. Great apps, customization and IMHO a bright future with KF5/Plasma5. If you are into QT especially QT5, I recommend you check out the 5 series. It's still not quite there yet (particularly the Apps branch) but I'm definitely liking what I've seen thus far.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 04:15 AM   #68
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Plese include PC-BSD desktop
Maybe another poll this or next year for BSD's, &c... I.e: *NIX.

I always wish BSD in the D-top poll.
 
Old 01-24-2015, 08:46 AM   #69
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No matter what i do, i always end up coming back to KDE.

I do like XFCE with kwin though, and use it occasionally when i want a change.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 07:31 AM   #70
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Gnome > Unity > KDE

I've always been a Gnome fan, although I'm presently hooked up with Unity...and I don't like it much. Meanwhile, I guess I'll be trying the KDE full-time for some time soon.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 04:16 PM   #71
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I know we all know what it means by "KDE" but shouldn't the poll try a little harder to be correct and say "KDE Plasma Workspaces"? KDE is the umbrella / community...
 
Old 01-30-2015, 04:21 PM   #72
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KDE. Just glorious!
 
Old 02-01-2015, 06:29 AM   #73
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Kde xfce

KDE and XFCE neck-and-neck
 
Old 02-01-2015, 10:51 AM   #74
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KDE is KDE

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I know we all know what it means by "KDE" but shouldn't the poll try a little harder to be correct and say "KDE Plasma Workspaces"? KDE is the umbrella / community...
Perhaps there is a tendency to refer to the workspaces etc but, as the *original* Linux Desktop Enironment, Matthias Ettrich created a repacement for the clunky and expensive CDE - Common Desktop Enviroment - calling it the Kool Dektop Environment, so the way in which everybody else in this thread uses the term KDE is, in fact, correct.

For information purposes readers make like to refer to this post from 1996:
https://www.kde.org/announcements/announcement.php
That's right, KDE has over 18 years behind it, and was based on a great toolkit to start with.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 03:55 PM   #75
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I'm going to say KDE *one* last year, but I'm going to explore other options going forward. I'm just so sick of the bloody bugs! Akonadi daemon bringing CPU usage up to 100% until I kill it, Kmail spamming my IMAP server with requests until it gets locked out, baloo leaking memory, kio-mtp crashing 90% of the time I try to access files on my phone, screenblanking not auto-disabling with fullscreen browser videos... Ugh!

GNOME3 is a non-starter for me; I *hate* that kind of interface. Unity, I've never even tried. MATE is GNOME2 which I loved, but I refuse to name a fork of an *old* DE the DE "of the year".

XFCE could easily, EASILY get my vote if they would just bring Thunar up to par!

So yeah, I guess it's KDE but that doesn't mean I like it very much. Some of its applications are amazing and keep me using it, so for that reason I'll keep my vote with them for now.
 
  


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