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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Budgie 2 0.40%
Cinnamon 48 9.66%
Deepin Desktop Environment 1 0.20%
EDE 1 0.20%
Enlightenment 11 2.21%
Gnome Shell 47 9.46%
KDE 155 31.19%
LXQt 13 2.62%
MATE 62 12.47%
Moksha 0 0%
MoonLightDE 1 0.20%
Pantheon 4 0.80%
rox 3 0.60%
Trinity-DE 4 0.80%
UDE 0 0%
Unity 22 4.43%
Xfce 123 24.75%
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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Desktop Environment of the Year


If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2015, 07:03 PM   #2
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Not a popular choice I know, but a Rox desktop is very light and ideal for noobs with very old boxes.
 
Old 12-31-2015, 06:09 AM   #3
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I think that KDE with their new release of Plasma 5 Workspace worth to be the desktop environment of the year.
 
Old 12-31-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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I really like MATE, was always a big fan of Gnome 2 so MATE is my DE of choice. XFCE is a close second for me.
 
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:35 AM   #5
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I think that KDE with their new release of Plasma 5 Workspace worth to be the desktop environment of the year.
While I voted KDE, I did so more as an indictment of how little I like the state of other DE's, rather than how "good" KDE5 is. Even as of 5.5 release (last week), KDE is still missing an absolute TON of features, still crashes too often, and just is still not IMO ready to be considered stable. The fact that the KDE team does this every time, releasing alpha (yes, 5.0 wasn't even beta-level completeness or stability, it was alpha, or even pre-alpha) software as a .0 release, I really feel like sooner or later they're going to lose the support of the community.
 
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:37 AM   #6
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Has to be XFCE for me -- has all I need, works great on two seperate X sessions with NVIDIA driver (the others I have tried are problematic) and hasn't changed much for years.
 
Old 12-31-2015, 04:27 PM   #7
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Plasma 5 is quite an advancement for the KDE world, with a decent looking theme and underlying techinolgies for Wayland. It seems that since everything hit 5.0, the features of KDE has been growing by leaps and bounds. And, unlike with the KDE 4 debacle, it seems to be a much more stable and smooth transition.
 
Old 01-01-2016, 07:49 AM   #8
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screen

screen (seriously).
 
Old 01-01-2016, 10:23 AM   #9
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Perhaps, there should be two options for KDE, that is, one for KDE-4 and another for KDE-5, as they are very different from each other.
While the KDE developers may be doing good things "under the hood" of KDE-5, it is, as it once was with KDE-4, too early to be making the jump onto the KDE-5 bandwagon, IMHO.

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Old 01-04-2016, 08:26 AM   #10
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No LXDE? I know that LXQt is the "newer" version, but Debian (and possibly many other distros) still have LXDE in the repos.
 
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:15 AM   #11
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KDE 4.14.2 has been doing a superb job here. I'll always be a KDE fan as far as I can tell.

Regards.
 
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:05 AM   #12
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I'm torn between Gnome and Xfce. So I guess I'll to vote for MATE ...
 
Old 01-05-2016, 11:10 AM   #13
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Looks like I'm going to have to vote for Xfce, as I'm not about to have a vote for KDE-4 considered, by default, approval of KDE-5.

It wasn't long after the various distributions forced their users into that debacle known as KDE 4.0, that I switched to Xfce. It took them several years, but by the time they released KDE 4.13.x, they finally got it right and with the release of the final version of KDE 4, which was 4.14.3, it was nearly perfected. At KDE 4.14.3, I switched back to KDE from Xfce.

The KDE developers seem to have learned something from the 4.0 disaster, but KDE-5 is still far from being ready for prime time use (IMHO and I"m not alone), yet, once again, we are seeing distributions prematurely forcing their users into an "incomplete" version KDE.

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Old 01-05-2016, 07:25 PM   #14
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The KDE developers seem to have learned something from the 4.0 disaster, but KDE-5 is still far from being ready for prime time use (IMHO and I"m not alone), yet, once again, we are seeing distributions prematurely forcing their users into an "incomplete" version KDE.
Because KDE developers have EOL'd KDE4 as of this past August. So it's switch to 5, or use something that no longer gets updates of any form.

I disagree they learned anything from the 4 release. They're doing the exact same thing with 5. Release a public alpha as a .0 release, discontinue the previous, stable, release-worthy version to force everyone onto the (now) beta-level release.
 
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:56 PM   #15
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....I disagree they learned anything from the 4 release. They're doing the exact same thing with 5. Release a public alpha as a .0 release, discontinue the previous, stable, release-worthy version to force everyone onto the (now) beta-level release.
Sadly, you are correct.
My vote has been cast for Xfce.

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