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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 1,135 56.58%
Gnome 613 30.56%
XFCE 235 11.71%
GNUstep 15 0.75%
rox 8 0.40%
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker, Enlightenment or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.

Old 12-30-2006, 08:53 PM   #2
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KDE is bloated, I know. But it has a lot of nice toys and the bloat is always fun to play with when boredom seriously sets in. I do enjoy it and there are neat built-in tools that I can't live without. I don't push my hardware hard enough often enough to warrant cutting the bloat entirely. It's also nice to be using it when I could potentially "sell" linux to an interested party. They can see that it doesn't have to be such a completely different experience.

I use fluxbox a lot and I use xfce when I need to pull my server off the network and play with it a little but that's it. KDE is my main choice.
Old 12-31-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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KDE isn't bloated at all. Sure it has lots and lots of apps, often donig the exact same thing, but they are nearley all optional.

And two seprate tests showed that it is just fine when it comes to resorces use, one showed that it beet gnome, and after lots of apps were open, XFCE! (note, done by a KDE) another one done by a gnome guy showed that it was within a few MB of gnome, but beaten by XFCE

[edit] found the gnome article:

[edit2] found the KDE article

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Old 12-31-2006, 05:11 AM   #4
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:19 AM   #5
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Thanks Nylex, but I allready figured it out, hence the reason I edited my post into something more usefull
Old 12-31-2006, 03:54 PM   #6
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i'd have to say KDE, i like it, but i must say i have only had gnome installed about three times, i guess i take KDE out of habbits.
Old 12-31-2006, 06:48 PM   #7
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Gnome. After seeing it perform in FC6 64bit, i'm dumbstruck!
Old 12-31-2006, 08:10 PM   #8
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Kde has been gettin faster with every subversion. 3.4.5 is way different from 3.3.2. Good job.
Old 12-31-2006, 09:37 PM   #9
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In 2006, my working desktop is always Gnome since starts to develop on CentOS..., but in my opinion, KDE seems to run more faster.
Old 12-31-2006, 11:11 PM   #10
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Gnome wins my vote...kde is bloated, but very good desktop.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:49 AM   #11
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KDE 3.5 works ! It's fast on a conventional machine and all the standard K apps work as designed. Can't ask for more.
Old 01-01-2007, 10:51 AM   #12
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I like gnome. Boy Jeremy is busy today isn't he?
Old 01-01-2007, 11:00 AM   #13
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KDE is just too graphical, and simple is sexy.
Old 01-01-2007, 12:02 PM   #14
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KDE, because there's no gnome registry, er sorry gconfig
Old 01-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #15
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KDE is nice and easy to use. Fast CPU's and big memory are quite affordable nowadays. Let hardware do it's job and use KDE to do your job


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