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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


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 01-16-2007, 11:31 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by deepclutch
I am also Sincerely Hoping-that KDE/QT be eliminated from *NIX Scenario as the same way i want da elimination of Microsoft and Windos also!

Hail GNOME and XFCE and other LW DE/M )
Uhmmm.. Dude.. sorry but there's no polite way of saying it; grouping Gnome w/Xfce as a "lightweight" DE is just plain ignorant as Gnome is just as, if not more, bloated than KDE.

As far as Gnome vs. KDE speed; it's pretty much a no contest that KDE is the faster of the two.

But no reason to waste energy hating one OS, DE, Browser, IDE, etc. over another. Each often benefits from a little cross pollination from their competition. Different strokes for different folks. Enjoy having choices.

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Old 01-17-2007, 07:22 AM   #92
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I have come to like Gnome more than KDE, I find it easier to use for some reason & KDE looks fancy but there are way to many ways of doing the same things in it that can just get irritating.
Old 01-17-2007, 11:23 AM   #93
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my vote went to gnome
kde is very good but its a question of habit!!!
Old 01-17-2007, 01:28 PM   #94
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It's the only one I have used. It works, and I haven't seen a good reason to go to the trouble of installing something else.
Old 01-17-2007, 06:08 PM   #95
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For sophistication and the right to make a choice KDE wins every time.
Old 01-17-2007, 09:17 PM   #96
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I went with Gnome, which I've been using mostly because it is Ubuntu's standard (sure, Kubuntu/Xubuntu are other options). Somehow, Gnome also seems less tightly integrated than KDE. It feels like gaim, AbiWord, Gnumeric, GIMP, etc. were picked because they were good and used GTK, rather than developed for the project. That could just be the naming differences, though.
Old 01-18-2007, 12:05 AM   #97
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I am still pretty to new to gnu/linux, but I have used KDE, Gnome, and fluxbox; and I have those installed on my laptop. I voted KDE because for a DE I think that the included apps are better then Gnome's. I think that Gnome and KDE are both really really good DE's, but I like KDE a little more.
Old 01-18-2007, 12:39 AM   #98
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I dont know but I just like being with gnome : )
She is my wife.
Old 01-21-2007, 07:31 AM   #99
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gnome the best desktop enviroment
Old 01-21-2007, 08:23 AM   #100
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Without getting into any debate: GNOME gets my vote
Old 01-21-2007, 08:56 AM   #101
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Xfce was my Choice!!
Old 01-21-2007, 03:03 PM   #102
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It surprised me a bit to see GNUstep in the poll here. I don't know if i'd consider it a "desktop enviroment" or not. WindowMaker is in the window manager poll, but to have a GNUstep desktop would be using Gworkspace, and all the wonderful GNUstep apps like and etc.

I Voted GNUstep because that's on the top of my list for essential software. I use as much GNUstep softs as I can and couldn't function without Gworkspace Damn ain't geekdom life great
Old 01-21-2007, 09:20 PM   #103
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Originally Posted by gotfw
I have a friendly bet with a buddy that from beta -> _stable release_ will exceed 1 yr.
I guess you just loose. See
Old 01-22-2007, 03:03 AM   #104
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Originally Posted by Corsac
I guess you just loose. See
Yep. I did notice that. I guess my strategy worked!!! I was just heading here to post that it was (finally) released
Old 01-22-2007, 03:38 AM   #105
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im refer to xfce coz is faster
for more choice setting...better in KDE


fud, gnome, gnomebashing, kde, xfce

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