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Old 01-02-2005, 02:38 AM   #46
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The only one that can pry me away from Fluxbox for awhile is XFce.

Old 01-02-2005, 05:37 AM   #47
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GNOME all the way...

I used to love the old GNOME 1.4, but it's dead and gone now Except in Debian Woody...
Used KDE for a long time, but kept jumping back to GNOME.
Now I prefer GNOME (2.8.1 rocks!!), and will probably not go back to KDE again (KOffice lacks in support for MS Office file types - but I admit has some other nice features (that I don't use...)).
Old 01-02-2005, 05:38 AM   #48
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I use XFCE now because it is lightweight and not a memory-eater. I used to like GNOME but switched to XFCE because apps run/load faster in XFCE than in GNOME.
Old 01-02-2005, 06:18 AM   #49
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KDE - even though I still can't get RealPlayer to work propoerly. It does work under Gnome.
Old 01-02-2005, 06:55 AM   #50
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I like Gnome very much.
Old 01-02-2005, 07:51 AM   #51
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Reason: My ignorance.

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Old 01-02-2005, 08:43 AM   #52
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KDE is the best!
Old 01-02-2005, 09:02 AM   #53
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Hmmmm.... If I want to do a lot of theming, I use KDE. Other than that, I really like XFCE because it is so light and fast. I'm voting for XFCE.
Old 01-02-2005, 12:20 PM   #54
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KDE rocks!
Old 01-02-2005, 12:58 PM   #55
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well...kde is what i use most ( by far )

Old 01-02-2005, 04:12 PM   #56
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I like KDE because it is complete and looks pretty good overall.

And, because I'm a n00b.

I voted for Xfce though because it looks awesome. Graphics are everything.
Old 01-02-2005, 04:25 PM   #57
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I use kde for my recent machine
and xface for my old machine.
When I need a lot of computation on my
powerful machine, I switch to xface desktop.

Gnome is very pretty and one must have some
experience with it. It is useful for Linux
community to know that they can have a high
standing graphic desktop. Sometime
( during presentation / game / home cinema for example), one can use it!
Old 01-02-2005, 04:30 PM   #58
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kde for me, it's got such cool apps that come with it, esp for system analysis, and i luv the way you can edit the kmenu
Old 01-02-2005, 06:05 PM   #59
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KDE. I gave GNOME 2.6 a real try, but ended up just hating it and switching back to KDE. I don't know what's so "pretty" about GNOME, unless you're trying to get it to look like Mac OSX, which is about the only thing it does well. I'd rather use XFCE than GNOME any day, but why would I since now I have a high-end system? So, yes, KDE.
Old 01-02-2005, 07:24 PM   #60
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Gnome all the way. If I am on a small machine, I may choose IceWM. For a modern machne the Gnome interface is handy and quick.


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