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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%
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Old 01-01-2005, 07:17 AM   #31
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I usually prefer stand alone WM's like Ion, WMI, or ratposion, but if I do employ an environment, XFCE 4.2 beta (seems stable enough to me...) is leanest and fastest while still offering simplicity and some eye candy.
KDE and Gnome are both fine choices for those making the switch from Micro$loth interface. Both reasonablu "intuitive" for those moving over from the windows world.
Old 01-01-2005, 07:18 AM   #32
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Xfce4 is my favorite de. I liked gnome and kde, probably kde a little more than gnome, but not as much as I like Xfce4.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:52 AM   #33
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Old 01-01-2005, 12:03 PM   #34
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Originally posted by OneManArmy
I have heard that in KDE 4 you will be able to change the earth's rotational speed from the KDE Control Center
Woohoo! That was on the top of my feature wishlist.
Old 01-01-2005, 06:37 PM   #35
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I am a non-expert newbie who installed Vector Linux from a downloaded ISO a few months ago.I have been using IceWM ever since with nary a problem or a grumble.So (excuse my ignorance please)whichever DE this means I am using ,it gets my vote. (KDE ?)
Old 01-01-2005, 06:41 PM   #36
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Old 01-01-2005, 06:42 PM   #37
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KDE - more intuitive.. Gnome --- well if I have too
Old 01-01-2005, 06:48 PM   #38
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I've always found Gnome to be the more professional, "held-together" looking of the environments. KDE has always looked a little too toy-like to me. I realize that that's part of the fun, but I love Gnome, especially now with 2.8.
Old 01-01-2005, 07:57 PM   #39
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GNOME all the way, baby!
Old 01-01-2005, 08:26 PM   #40
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Originally posted by linrex
I am a non-expert newbie who installed Vector Linux from a downloaded ISO a few months ago.I have been using IceWM ever since with nary a problem or a grumble.So (excuse my ignorance please)whichever DE this means I am using ,it gets my vote. (KDE ?)
Using Ice means you're not using a DE at all (unless you specifically plug it into one). So go vote for Ice in the Window Manager poll.
Old 01-01-2005, 09:01 PM   #41
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best desktop environment

It's been a good year for the desktop. KDE integration is getting tighter. Gnome 2.8 took a big leap in completeness and elegance. But I think the winner must be Xfce -- utterly configurable by mouse, a rich combination of themes, a slick installer, and so fast, even on lower end hardware, it must be seen to be believed. It loaded Openoffice four times faster than Gnome or KDE.
Old 01-01-2005, 10:16 PM   #42
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I've never tried XFCE 4, I've only been around KDE & GNOME. I liked KDE at first, but I switched to GNOME because of those sexy movable panels!
Old 01-01-2005, 10:34 PM   #43
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Gnome is quite good. I used to use KDE primarily, but it's way slow compared to Gnome.
Old 01-02-2005, 12:09 AM   #44
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KDE for me
Old 01-02-2005, 12:14 AM   #45
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I like ttys.
on gui gnome is good1.


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