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View Poll Results: Favorite DE/WM
KDE 33 42.86%
Gnome 13 16.88%
Xfce 22 28.57%
Lxde 5 6.49%
Twm 0 0%
Fluxbox 12 15.58%
Awesome 1 1.30%
Pekwm 1 1.30%
Enlightenment 2 2.60%
Openbox 7 9.09%
Mate 0 0%
Trinity 1 1.30%
Icewm 2 2.60%
ROX 1 1.30%
Blackbox 0 0%
Ratposion 0 0%
EDE 0 0%
Other 9 11.69%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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KDE vs GNOME


Amazingly my vi vs emacs thread didn't start a flame war. Maybe this will but which is your favorite DE/WM
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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KDE Openbox Fluxbox for me
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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Xfce here. If you had the option for Gnome 2.x, then I would have chose that also.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #4
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Gnome 3 is the reason I use KDE... And Slackware doesn't have gnome but mostly gnome 3


Mate is a fork so you might want to choose that.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
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I prefer the simple, light-weight elegance of Fluxbox.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #6
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I prefer the simple, light-weight elegance of Fluxbox.
How is fuxbox anyway? How is it compared to XFCE?
 
Old 12-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #7
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I prefer KDE
 
Old 12-07-2011, 11:38 PM   #8
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KDE. I've never liked GNOME. I do feel interested in trying Xfce and LXDE some time in the near near future.
 
Old 12-07-2011, 11:47 PM   #9
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Xfce…it just kind of stuck with me when I first tried it as the DE on my first Arch system.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 03:39 AM   #10
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KDE, then fluxbox, then xfce. KDE4 was rough when it first came out, but it's OK now. Gnomes belong in the garden.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 04:45 AM   #11
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IMO this poll should have a ranking system. For instance I use and love KDE, but have recently tried Unity and Gnome shell, and even though there are problems (and yes, KDE has problems too), there are good ideas. Hell I even took some of the concepts and implemented them in my KDE setup. In no way do I forget XFCE and the likes : whenever I get to repair an old PC, I stick one of these lightweight DEs on there.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 05:34 AM   #12
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How is fluxbox anyway? How is it compared to XFCE?
Extremely light it takes up around a megabyte of RAM
 
Old 12-08-2011, 05:35 AM   #13
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If you had the option for Gnome 2.x, then I would have chose that also.
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I am using Gnome 2 on Mageia currently and using Xfce4 with SalixOS. I find xfce pleasantly refreshing to use now days. I also use Openbox for myself but need a full DE for the family.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #14
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I'm a Gnome 2 to Xfce migrant, although I do prefer Nautilus to Thunar. I need a proper desktop for control over keyboard drivers, but I have a soft spot for Icewm. It was the first GUI I ever used, and it still looks good in Vector Light and AntiX.
 
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