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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Gnome 491 30.92%
KDE 925 58.25%
GNUstep 17 1.07%
XFCE 154 9.70%
Ximian 1 0.06%
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:05 PM   #1
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Desktop Environment of the Year


Always an interesting topic, which is your favorite?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 01:31 AM   #2
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Also a difficult one for me. It's a battle between KDE and XFCE 4.2 beta.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 01:43 AM   #3
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It may be a resource hog but I like KDE -- J.W.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:06 AM   #4
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kde is the best
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:31 AM   #5
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While I don't bother with resources, KDE is my choice (even bought T-shirt to support their work)
 
Old 12-31-2004, 02:55 AM   #6
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Edit: I'm dumb.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:47 AM   #7
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XFCE 4.2 Beta. It is lightweight and very customised. Most applications will open faster in XFCE that in KDE / Gnome.
The 4.2 version has a menu editor, so that the desktop menu is customisable easier than in the previous versions where you had to edit config files.

For Windows people, KDE is best since it is most similar to Windows.

--Ian
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:58 AM   #8
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KDE all the way! In spite of many bad things that people have to say about this DE, I find that in actual usage KDE is very friendly and easy to use. Many people many disagree, but there you are: I am a GUI person and somehow I have never felt comfy with Gnome.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:37 AM   #9
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Xfce, ligth and flexible.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:10 AM   #10
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KDE has come SO far since I started with linux over 2.5 years ago.
I just wish they would work more on the web browser (konqueror).
 
Old 12-31-2004, 07:47 AM   #11
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KDE for me.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 08:19 AM   #12
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The choice between gnome and kde was really hard. KDE settings and menus are better. Gnome looks cleaner but KDE can look good too. Some things annoyed me in gnome and I couldn't find a way to change it so I chose KDE.
I use fluxbox though.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:11 AM   #13
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Gnome 2.8 in Ubuntu is so sweet. I'll admit that XFCE has come along way, though.

Last edited by mjjzf; 12-31-2004 at 09:13 AM.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 09:27 AM   #14
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I tried and like XFCE4. I like IceWM. Don't like Gnome much. But no matter what I try, I always find myself coming back to KDE.

The "threat" to allow Konqueror to use the Gecko engine rather than KHTML means it will continue to maintain its lead for the forseeable future!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 12:19 PM   #15
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KDE here, but like others have said XFCE4 has certainly come a long way. Like what kind of window manager can run on a P2 266 with 96ram and a Matrox Mill II ? XFCE4, that's what does - and does it well with resources left over.
 
  


 


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