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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
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.??
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.
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.
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.