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View Poll Results: Favorite DE/WM
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
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.