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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


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%
Voters: 1588. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-01-2005, 09:20 PM   #181
Registered: Nov 2004
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I just installed XFCE 4.2 on my Slack system. I'm using it right now. I must say I'm impressed. It certainly is much better than GNOME, that's for sure. I'd still vote for KDE though.
Old 02-01-2005, 10:30 PM   #182
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kde is so good looking!!!!
and the best is not complicate, very well documented. that's mean more time for other linux proyects!!!!
Old 02-02-2005, 12:00 AM   #183
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KDE 3.3. It's really the best
Old 02-02-2005, 12:08 AM   #184
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Location: Toronto, Canada
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:27 AM   #185
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I think it's cute when elitism hopefuls shrug off the two biggest DE's by saying they're great for newbies switching over from Windows. As someone who remembers the time when the command line was king and once swore vengeance upon all GUI makers, I thank KDE for giving me something I can not only live with, but come to love.

Good luck to all the others, as well.
Old 02-02-2005, 02:14 AM   #186
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KDE is the winner here. Not 'cause of it's user friendly environment but also for too much things you can do with it. It's highly configurable and especially konqueror makes the difference in all the apps KDE comes with, it saves a lot of time of handy work. Ok it has some good crashes from time to time but who's perfect?
Old 02-02-2005, 02:29 AM   #187
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My vote goes to KDE in ease of use, GNOME in looks
Old 02-02-2005, 06:08 AM   #188
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KDE ,clean and fast
Old 02-02-2005, 11:48 AM   #189
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I still prefer IceWM / idesktop / rox-filer combo!

Last edited by ylikone; 02-02-2005 at 11:55 AM.
Old 02-02-2005, 05:21 PM   #190
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KDE is my choice.
But still KDE is not as stable as GNOME.
Old 02-02-2005, 06:43 PM   #191
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Fluxbox / GDM / Slackware ;-)

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Old 02-02-2005, 11:40 PM   #192
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Mysore, India
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Thumbs up

Gnome is good, but it takes a while to customize. My choice is KDE 3.3

AMD Athlon XP 1700+
Slackware 10, Fedora Core 1, Yoper Linux (YOS)
Old 02-03-2005, 09:29 PM   #193
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Kongrats :P
Old 02-04-2005, 04:11 PM   #194
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Old 05-07-2005, 07:38 PM   #195
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xfce beats KDE on nicities
and MUCH more important, on speed

once you do really CPU investing tasks, you understand what i mean
and you will switch from KDE away.
Probably is valid for GNOME too, but i
a) havent tested GNOME for as long as I had with KDE
b) this is probably the wrong thread for me to rant or praise


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