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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 01-02-2007, 03:12 PM   #31
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This one is a no brainer. I vote KDE because of its features and how easy it is to customise to my taste.
Old 01-02-2007, 03:38 PM   #32
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KDE. Because GNOME doesn't have the configurability...
Old 01-02-2007, 05:02 PM   #33
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XFCE all the way!

Old 01-02-2007, 06:18 PM   #34
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I voted for KDE because that is what I use, but Gnome is a strong STRONG condender. Specially after KDE has officialy stopped supporting RAM < 128 mb. And I used to think only Windows XP uses so much ram If only it was not for amarok.

Next year, I think it will be different, but then next year I will be voting for KDE 4 Lets see how that turns out.
Old 01-02-2007, 08:31 PM   #35
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Howabout "XFCE + KDE"? ;)

Hmmm.... I use XFCE as my primary desktop enviro, but I run MANY KDE apps, enough so that I simply let my Slack install disk install the full KDE environment. So really, my vote would be for the combination of the two, but I suppose if I have to choose ONE of them it would have to be XFCE.
Old 01-03-2007, 01:26 AM   #36
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kde just keeps getting better all the time.
Old 01-03-2007, 02:28 AM   #37
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Xfce to defeat them all
Old 01-03-2007, 03:28 AM   #38
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I have never given priority to KDE nor Gnome. But Gnome is little difficult for new users so my vote goes for KDE
Old 01-03-2007, 08:13 AM   #39
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KDE I know some call it bloated or slow or whatever. On my 700 Mhz Athlon it is fast enough, very comfortable and offers a tremendous amount of tools for every purpose and then some. KDE anytime.
Old 01-03-2007, 11:59 AM   #40
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I've tried gnome and kde. I like the panels of gnome more. But overall I like kde better. It's a much more complete desktop than gnome (app-wise). Sure I can use kde apps in gnome but it's so much nicer when everything blends together in one unified piece.
Old 01-03-2007, 12:14 PM   #41
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I know Gnome is somewhat... serious. But I like it =D
Old 01-03-2007, 01:06 PM   #42
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gnome on all my machines.

I keep installing the latest kde to try it, but then wander back to gnome. To be fair, it's because I'm more comfortable with the gnome apps than the kde apps.

It could be argued gtk+ vs qt, but thats another thread on it's own. Most programmers would argue qt kicks gtk+'s butt, but I still like the gnome apps.
Old 01-03-2007, 09:36 PM   #43
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GNOME-is the Best.KDE is a messy crippled waste thing
Old 01-03-2007, 10:15 PM   #44
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GNOME, the best there is.
Old 01-04-2007, 12:08 AM   #45
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Really enjoying the KDE experience on SUSE 10.[0-2]


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