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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 12-08-2011, 11:13 AM   #16
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How come you didn't include i3 wm?! This poll is invalid, lol!
 
Old 12-08-2011, 11:50 AM   #17
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Wow, I was the 15th voter and the first one to vote for other. wmii and Slackware on anything, from 7" to 22" display.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 11:55 AM   #18
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Wow, I was the 15th voter and the first one to vote for other. wmii and Slackware on anything, from 7" to 22" display.
I would have been the first one to vote for other but I still believe that i3wm will be added. Actually, can members modify polls after their submission? If not I'd have to vote for other as well.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 12:07 PM   #19
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Actually, can members modify polls after their submission?
I remember having seen a reply from Jeremy in a different post where he states that this isn't possible.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 12:24 PM   #20
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I remember having seen a reply from Jeremy in a different post where he states that this isn't possible.
I'll vote 'other' then.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 03:34 PM   #21
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How come you didn't include i3 wm?! This poll is invalid, lol!
Ya... I feel stupid but I just looked it up because of this comment
 
Old 12-08-2011, 04:07 PM   #22
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I voted for Openbox. I've been meaning to try some of these more (for lack of a better word) obscure tiling window managers like i3 and wmii..
 
Old 12-08-2011, 04:28 PM   #23
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fluxbox, icewm and Rox
 
Old 12-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #24
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I think this poll is biased (as most are ) towards KDE, since a good number of LQ members use Slackware, and KDE is the default DE that's set up to start when one does startx (IIRC).
 
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I think this poll is biased (as most are ) towards KDE, since a good number of LQ members use Slackware, and KDE is the default DE that's set up to start when one does startx (IIRC).
Start a poll how many Slackware users really use KDE to support your statement. If you install Slackware you are asked which DE should be started with startx.
 
Old 12-08-2011, 10:54 PM   #26
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Any Desktop Environment that resembles a Desktop

Where is the choice for Gnome 2?

KDE- Windows 95 clone with added features over Gnome 2 but buggy on any distro I have had it installed on as of Mandriva and Fedora. Windows are allowed to be moved underneath panels so you can't access the windows controls to move or close it again, very aggravating.

Gnome 2 - A Desktop Environment that resembles a Desktop and was/is as good as a Desktop Environment for any price paid but was free. Was the utmost flagship of Linux/Opensource.

Xfce - Gnome 2 but in the Stone Age.

I think all of the Desktop Environments have great attributes to some degree but Gnome 2 was the only professional quality Desktop Environment that resembled a Desktop. Gnome 3 did not convince me to configure my computing approach away from a Virtual Desktop. I hope I do see a world some day where we all sit in front of what amounts to a palm-device attached to a microphone stand in a work cubical at the office. This is the direction the Gnome development team thinks we are heading and wants to be the front runner. Best of wishes to you on that.


With the other lesser know Desktop Environments you have to rub two sticks together to achieve basic usage with them. I don't have the time to "go camping" all that much.

I still don't see this as being opinionated so I felt obligated to post this for new comers.
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #27
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Where is the choice for Gnome 2?
Presumably it died with GNOME 2. :P

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KDE . . . Windows are allowed to be moved underneath panels so you can't access the windows controls to move or close it again, very aggravating.
Alt+F3 M
Then use the arrow keys to position the window where you want it. Press Enter when satisfied. I've never seen that problem though. Can't seem to make it happen no matter what I try.
 
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #28
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I think this poll is biased (as most are ) towards KDE, since a good number of LQ members use Slackware, and KDE is the default DE that's set up to start when one does startx (IIRC).
Well wouldn't LQ be biased and not the poll
 
Old 12-09-2011, 04:21 PM   #29
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I prefer the simple, light-weight elegance of Fluxbox.
Another vote here for fluxbox...
 
Old 12-09-2011, 04:42 PM   #30
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In my experience Slackers tend to follow their own path so I'm not sure you can attribute any KDE bias to it.

I use a no nonsense dwm+dmenu setup on mine.
 
  


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