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View Poll Results: Select your Desktop
KDE 132 43.56%
Gnome 85 28.05%
XFce 27 8.91%
FVWM 6 1.98%
IceWM 8 2.64%
CDE 2 0.66%
Other (detail on post please) 43 14.19%
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Old 09-23-2006, 04:10 PM   #1
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What desktop do you use?

I am using FVWM.
Old 09-23-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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I use Fluxbox
Old 09-23-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
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You're gonna get some comments about not including fluxbox on there I think. It would have been better to use checkboxes rather than radio buttons.

I use KDE primarily. I've been experimenting with Fluxbox considerably lately and still haven't become comfortable with it but I persist because it runs so damn fast.

KDE for my usual stuff but if the computer is strapped for resources I go with XFCE and hopefully i can switch xfce with fluxbox eventually.
Old 09-23-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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At the moment I am using XFce.
Old 09-23-2006, 06:15 PM   #5
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Gnome for me. It's the perfect balance between not looking like windows, and easy to navigate.
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Old 09-24-2006, 10:09 AM   #6
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Well, the only problem with fvwm is no controls.
you need to write all of the commands (firefox, etc...) alone in the terminal.
It's now bothers me...
Old 09-24-2006, 12:16 PM   #7
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I use e16. It's simple, solid, fast, attractive, and does everything I want.
Old 09-24-2006, 12:21 PM   #8
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Other... Openbox with pypanel, really nice on the laptop, doesnt take up to much space and is fast.. Also looks a little nicer than Fluxbox.
Old 09-24-2006, 01:12 PM   #9
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Currently using WindowMaker.
But thinking about changing to Enlightenment when I have time to re-learn everything
Old 09-24-2006, 01:59 PM   #10
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fluxbox here
Old 09-28-2006, 05:11 AM   #11
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Fluxbox. I've used KDE, but found it difficult to work with. I like the simplicity and easy configurability of fluxbox.
Old 09-28-2006, 05:40 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by con
Other... Openbox with pypanel, really nice on the laptop, doesnt take up to much space and is fast.. Also looks a little nicer than Fluxbox.
same here
Old 09-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #13
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IceWM, there's nothing wrong with it.
Old 09-28-2006, 12:52 PM   #14
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I use the tabbed window manager (twm). I'm just a caveman and don't understand your sophisticated desktop environment ways.
Old 09-28-2006, 01:29 PM   #15
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I'm currently using XFce on the computer I'm posting from, but on my personal box, I'm running Fluxbox. I used to really like Blackbox, but I dunno...
I really like Ion2/Ion3, but I don't like how it forces all your windows (by default) to maximum size - which is a pain in the arse if you decide to use another window manager, not to mention, not all applications can run in a maximized window.

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