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View Poll Results: What is your favourite DE
KDE 75 43.86%
XFCE 52 30.41%
fluxbox 21 12.28%
blackbox 0 0%
fvwm2 9 5.26%
twm 2 1.17%
wmaker 3 1.75%
Gnome Mate 5 2.92%
Gnome2 1 0.58%
Gnome3 3 1.75%
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #16
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Switched from XFCE to xmonad about 6 months ago.
It really does rock.
Old 06-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #17
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I'm using my own beefed-up blend of Xfce.
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by kikinovak View Post
I'm using my own beefed-up blend of Xfce.
Old 06-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by TommyC7 View Post
I'll probably get laughed at for this, but mine is compiz-fusion.
Same here. I use compiz instead of xfwm4, but my desktop environment is XFCE.
Old 06-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #20
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I have used Fluxbox for years on everything, but I'm being seduced by Enlightenment 0.17.x. I'm using it on both my Slackware machines and my Debian machine.
Old 06-09-2013, 06:17 PM   #21
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I tried them all, but at the end of the day I always fall back on fluxbox.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:43 PM   #22
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I use XFCE.
I like a light, fast, and simple (read non-smartphone wanna-be) DE like XFCE or LXDE.

I can do without the eye candy also. Just give me a simple interface that will let me get my work done.
Old 06-10-2013, 03:21 AM   #23
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I'm using Xmonad.
Old 06-10-2013, 04:11 AM   #24
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I use Xfce but haven't voted because I've only used Gnome and Xfce so any vote would be meaningless. Oh -- and KDE a few times for 10 minutes when using Knoppix. And ixi.Desktop for a month under SCO UNIX ~1993, remembered as very nice ... ?
Old 06-10-2013, 04:32 AM   #25
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xfce is my only favorite DE,so i voted

Last edited by ppkingpping; 06-10-2013 at 04:55 AM. Reason: i do not know
Old 06-10-2013, 05:06 AM   #26
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KDE - I like the polish of it and 4.10 runs very well on my ageing but more or less capable system.
Old 06-10-2013, 05:33 AM   #27
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In the past I would vote KDE3, now xmonad or subtle + xterm like a "full" desktop environment with bash/tcsh or mc as a file manager.
I cann't help myself but KDE 3.5.10 is still superior even to latest KDE 4.10.x in sense of clarity & intuitivity, ergonomics, configurability, speed & memory consumption and greater conformity to classical system /etc tree configuration (cups comes to mind). I have still installed Slackware 12.2 on one older Thinkpad and from time to time I'm playing with it and still get assured KDE4 is a regression and took a wrong direction.
Old 06-10-2013, 05:35 AM   #28
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #29
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I used KDE for years, but grew tired of all the crashes in 4.x versions. Switched to XFCE (compiz and emerald) several months ago.
Old 06-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #30
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TWM is to window managers what C is to programming languages: you can always count on it being there on any Linux or Unix that has X.


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