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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%
Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-21-2013, 05:01 AM   #76
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I've been using a cheap WM of my own for one month today... it seems to do the job. Before, I have used fluxbox for more than seven years, and before this one, KDE for almost three years.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 07:44 AM   #77
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I couldn't agree more. I've been using FVWM since 1996 (on Sun SparcStation 2).

Regarding Java: it's Java programs that use the Swing toolkit that cause problems. Java programs that use the SWT toolkit work beautifully with FVWM.
Thanks for that info; when I was looking into this problem a while back I didn't come across that piece of info. While I can't (always) change the toolkit for these Java programs, it does offer insight as to why Java programs only seem to mess up occasionally.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #78
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why i can not vote
 
Old 07-21-2013, 08:53 AM   #79
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Thanks for that info; when I was looking into this problem a while back I didn't come across that piece of info. While I can't (always) change the toolkit for these Java programs, it does offer insight as to why Java programs only seem to mess up occasionally.
Java 1.7 changed its focus routine from Java 6, I had lot problems when we need to switch to Java 7, need to modify some of java code to work around. It was ridiculous.

I use TWM and Fluxbox.
 
Old 07-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #80
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why i can not vote
Voters: 171. This poll is closed
 
Old 09-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #81
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I'm not too happy about the results to be honest.

Us TWM guys got double the number of votes as the GNOME2 lot yet their orange square looks the same size as our green square to me. It makes us look unpopular.

Just saying.
 
Old 09-22-2013, 05:47 AM   #82
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I use Xfce because I was quite a fan of the Gnome 2 paradigm.

The only thing that makes me angry is the tearing caused by the Xfwm4 compositor.

Other than that, I like its features/memory footprint compromise.
 
  


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