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Old 01-31-2013, 01:33 PM   #31
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My most used distros in order of how oftem I use them are
1-Ubuntu
2-OpenSuse
3-Slackware
4-FreeBSD

My Desktop environments in order of what I prefer
1-Gnome
2-KDE
3-LXDE
4-Unity

Distros I wish to use but I have nothing to install them in are
1-Arch
2-Debian

Desktop environment I would like to try
1-Xfce
2-E17
3-IceWM

That's it!

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Old 01-31-2013, 01:39 PM   #32
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No, I don't. With any poll, there's potential for inaccuracy, but I'm thinking that more votes is better. Anyway, these things get people talking, and I think that's good.
It sure does I got a great new window manager from the discussion on reddit, i3 http://i3wm.org/. Its tiling but much easier and more intuitive than xmonad or awesome. Unfortunately I missed it out of the poll
 
Old 01-31-2013, 01:45 PM   #33
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I got a great new window manager from the discussion on reddit, i3 http://i3wm.org/. Its tiling but much easier and more intuitive than xmonad or awesome. Unfortunately I missed it out of the poll
Thank for that tip! Hadn't heard of it, but I'm looking at one of the screencasts, and I think I want to try it out!
 
Old 01-31-2013, 02:05 PM   #34
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Thank for that tip! Hadn't heard of it, but I'm looking at one of the screencasts, and I think I want to try it out!
Its a different way of interfacing with a computer from normal window managers. Give it a try for a few days to get used to it. install dmenu as well which is like gnome-do. ALT+D and type what you want to launch and application. Let me know if you get stuck or configuring gtk themes or auto suspend etc.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #35
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i3 is (for me, of course) the best of the tiling WM's, if you prefer manual tiling.
Sadly, it is not on the list and since I use it exclusively I can't vote for any of the other DEs/WMs, so note votes from me on your poll.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 03:00 PM   #36
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i3 is (for me, of course) the best of the tiling WM's, if you prefer manual tiling.
Sadly, it is not on the list and since I use it exclusively I can't vote for any of the other DEs/WMs, so note votes from me on your poll.
Really sorry about that. Hadnt heard of i3 before about 3 million people complained it was missing... I can see why, I'm running it now, its amazing.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 03:05 PM   #37
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My most used distros in order of how oftem I use them are
1-Ubuntu
2-OpenSuse
3-Slackware
4-FreeBSD

My Desktop environments in order of what I prefer
1-Gnome
2-KDE
3-LXDE
4-Unity

Distros I wish to use but I have nothing to install them in are
1-Arch
2-Debian

Desktop environment I would like to try
1-Xfce
2-E17
3-IceWM

That's it!
Arch and Debian are my 2 favourite Distros. I found E17 to be very clunky and horrible to configure I think its my least favourite desktop. One to add to your list is i3 really easy to use tiling window manager. http://i3wm.org/screenshots/
 
Old 01-31-2013, 03:59 PM   #38
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Arch and Debian are my 2 favourite Distros. I found E17 to be very clunky and horrible to configure I think its my least favourite desktop. One to add to your list is i3 really easy to use tiling window manager. http://i3wm.org/screenshots/
I cant commit to just one distro, I wish I had a spare laptop or something to install Arch and Debian in it. The reason why I must use these distros is because I am learning Linux but once I develop a taste for just one I will probably only use that one flavor

E17 is the default graphical interface in Bodhi Linux and it looks really nice, I dont think the user has to do too much to it.

I once tried Xmonad and I think it would required some used to. Other than that is all fun.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #39
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My choice, Debian and Gnome
 
Old 01-31-2013, 09:44 PM   #40
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I cant commit to just one distro, I wish I had a spare laptop or something to install Arch and Debian in it. The reason why I must use these distros is because I am learning Linux but once I develop a taste for just one I will probably only use that one flavor

E17 is the default graphical interface in Bodhi Linux and it looks really nice, I dont think the user has to do too much to it.

I once tried Xmonad and I think it would required some used to. Other than that is all fun.
I think the best way to learn linux is to install an use Arch. Any other distro is easy by comparison.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 10:13 PM   #41
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Debian ... good for ... stable server distro
2-3 year old server distros (Debian/RHEL/CentOS)
Debian is server distro? That will be news to many people.
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but when it comes to daily usage they start to fall down in many aspects.
Then all of the people using Debian must be doing something wrong. Or perhaps the rock-solid performance in daily use is a figment of our imaginations. Provide some examples to substantiate your opinion. I would be interested to "learn" the drawbacks.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 10:39 PM   #42
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Its great to see that Arch ranks right next to Ubuntu. I think you posted this link on an Arch forum.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 12:27 AM   #43
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Why can't we all just go back to "command line" only days
 
Old 02-01-2013, 06:26 AM   #44
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Mageia 3 Beta & Gnome 3
 
Old 02-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #45
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Currently using Debian Sid with XFCE on both my desktop and netbook. I do occasionally boot into Slackware on the desktop though, again with XFCE, and I keep using Ratpoison on the netbook now and again.
I'm always playing with other distros in VMs but I've yet to see anything that makes me want to switch. Not that the other distros don't look good, because they do, I just tend to stick with what's familiar.
What always strikes me nowadays is how many decent distros there are out there and how easy Linux is to install. It's a far cry from when I first moved to Ubuntu from Fedora due to dependency hell when I was first getting into Linux.
 
  


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