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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Gnome 339 30.24%
KDE 627 55.93%
Ximian 16 1.43%
GNUstep 18 1.61%
XFCE 121 10.79%
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Old 11-20-2003, 09:26 AM   #46
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Originally posted by gradedcheese
[B]It's quiet sad that many distro's use KDE as their "default" desktop. I think that's why most Linux users who use a desktop environment wind up sticking to KDE even though it's far uglier and slower and more Windows-like than Gnome.
I think you had a point.... until GNOME 2.0. GNOME 1.4 was absolutely beautiful, and KDE 2.x was hella ugly. It's the other way around now, however, and KDE 3.x has much more eye candy, good looks, and especially customizability these days than GNOME 2.4 does. I guess it's a design feature though-- GNOME 2.4 was MADE to be quite buisness like as KDE 2.x and 1.x once were. KDE 3.x, on the hand, has ramped up configurability a lot, and a lot of eye candy has come also. The new version of crystal in KDE 3.2 is pretty nice ( )

Perhaps it'll change in GNOME 3.0 and KDE 4.0, who knows. Maybe i'll switch back to GNOME then.
Old 11-21-2003, 01:12 PM   #47
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Old 11-21-2003, 07:39 PM   #48
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Fluxbox all the way. 1.0 is going to own all.
Old 11-22-2003, 01:03 PM   #49
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Erm, what does fluxbox have to do with a desktop environment? wrong catagory? =P
Old 11-25-2003, 05:57 AM   #50
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why not XPDE??
Old 11-25-2003, 01:39 PM   #51
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I have use KDE and GNOME, the truth is is that i lime more kde.
What is the difference between window manager and desktop environment?
Old 11-29-2003, 04:31 PM   #52
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Got to be Gnome for me - 2.4 is ruling the roost jsut now
Old 11-30-2003, 06:18 AM   #53
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I love GTK and I love GNOME
Old 11-30-2003, 07:59 AM   #54
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KDE has become quite good as an environment, but I prefer GTK apps - AbiWord, Gnumeric, Pan, Gaim, Evolution - to me this says that KDE is lacking fundamentally.

I havn't experienced Gnome 2.4 so I'll not comment. Even 2.2 tho seemed clunky - and I HATE Nautilus. GTK apps work better that KDE equivalents IMHO.

XFCE4 is really interesting which is why I voted for it - fast and functional. I'm interested in seeing where it goes in the next year.
Old 11-30-2003, 01:13 PM   #55
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I have been using XFCE for the last week, and all I really like about it is the window manager and the ease of configuring the window manager. I am not crazy about the panel, the file manager or anything else. But I would recommend it to those who like having a desktop enviroment but are leaning toward a window manager.

I have used Gnome for about a total of 10 minutes in the last year, so being a person with poor memory, I don't feel as though I can vote for it, although I do remember liking it.

I don't like KDE. Period.

I've never used GNUstep or Ximian.

So it's a toss up between XFCE and Gnome, though I think there should be a "Desktop Enviroment's stink, I like Window Managers" to vote on. I think that is where I am leaning.
Old 11-30-2003, 02:24 PM   #56
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Kde doesn't work my sound properly and its a bit OTT for what i'd be doing on the comp (web sites, images, email, programming and surfing. Oh yeah music and video)
Old 12-01-2003, 05:53 AM   #57
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Repeat after me:


Everything else is bloatware.
Old 12-06-2003, 05:57 PM   #58
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I have been using KDE for years....until I made the switch to XFce4. If you want to see/hear the difference just play an MP3 in KDE then try XFce4 or any small desktop...KDE must be a hawg! My sound is better and so are my vid's. Programs ...even Gimp start KDE Gimp would take a couple of seconds.
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I think this was my first year to really use KDE, and I was like wow where have I been, do I really have friends how come they didn't tell me about this...
Old 12-07-2003, 04:34 AM   #60
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I'm running KDE 3.1.4, no complaints. -- J.W.


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