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I just installed razorqt/openbox from SBo and and am fast falling in love with it! This is on 64-current. KDE was a bit laggy, xfce a little better but razorqt is the winner on this 08 vintage laptop for features vs speed; 1 GB RAM is probably the bottleneck. I also installed qtfm, a good complement. True, some features are missing (network shares are a noticeable one) but I'll figure that out as I go.
Your poll does not include mwm (it ships with lesstif, so it is part of Slackware) nor the Common Desktop Environment which
can be installed on Slackware (maybe more easily than GNOME 3). Other window managers that
could be used with Slackware are icewm, AfterStep, Enlightenment etc... see http://xwinman.org/. Anyway, I voted for Windowmaker (but I also use CDE).
It would be interesting to break the final results between full DEs (KDE,GNOME,XFCE...) and
I did a few fresh Slackware installs the other day and spent a few hours sampling KDE, and Xfce. For the purposes of this poll, I voted KDE, although I usually run Openbox or Dwm as a standalone window manager with whatever distro I'm using at the time.
My favorite is KDE, as it is a complete and full-featured desktop environment. I run xfce on one of my older slow and memory-poor laptops. As much as I like KDE, I wouldn't say it's perfect. I wish the developers would focus on improving performance. Nepomuk virtouso-t consumes a lot of CPU.