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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 01-28-2007, 11:43 AM   #121
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Gnome works just fine for me, but I haven't tried anything else. As an x-windows user, I found Gnome to be faster and more user-friendly than anything from ms, and it does everything I need.


The beauty of Linux is that we have choices.


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Old 01-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #122
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Originally Posted by the1sephiroth
i'm on an AMD 3200+ 2.2 GHz processor and both kde and gnome run fine on it. I do, however, perfer gnome more. It just looks tidier and cleaner to me.
I'd be very suprised if either didn't on hardware like that
Old 01-28-2007, 06:49 PM   #123
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some of the more graphical effects of KDE tend to slow down dramatically. but for the basics it runs fine. thats probably video card though.
Old 01-29-2007, 12:22 AM   #124
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KDE is noob-friendly for my friends and family to use in my Debian box. I sometimes log into the older enviros though.
Old 01-31-2007, 02:50 PM   #125
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KDE is great - not without blemishes, but still great !!
Old 02-01-2007, 07:56 AM   #126
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KDE gets my vote since it's much more customizable. Gnome is getting better but it still doesn't look or feel as smooth as KDE.
Old 02-01-2007, 08:04 AM   #127
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Can't make up my mind between KDE and gnome. For now I decided to run gnome on a 64 bit machine, but use KDE on a PC that's more for playing music, browsing around and tinkering. I love the straight-forwardness and simplicity of gnome, but I also like all these pretty configuration methods for KDE, such as, alt-keys that work only for certain applications, e.g., issuing a command to alsa player to play the next piece of music, skip one or play it again; all while reading something or editing text. Scrolling between virtual desktops... KDE is the perfect trap for procrastinators: Once you get into setting up all the sleek features, you can't stop improving the desktop and never get any work done. gnome on the other hand: No, you won't have 6 different backgrounds for each virtual desktop, and no, there aren't any more super fancy screen savers. You'll have to choose between a few barren things but you get your work done.
Old 02-01-2007, 08:43 AM   #128
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KDE - classical,idle time,reliable.But in general GUI - not main in Linux
Old 02-01-2007, 10:15 AM   #129
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Gnome all the way! Kde gives me horrible Window$ flashbacks :shudder:
Old 02-01-2007, 10:24 AM   #130
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KDE because QT is much better than GTK!
Old 02-01-2007, 11:09 AM   #131
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I voted KDE because that is what I currently use. But this weekend I think I'm going to try XFCE. I like some of the screenshots I've seen.
Old 02-01-2007, 11:28 AM   #132
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GNOME. That double coat of wax they put on it for FC6 really makes it shine!

If a team were to take a *box wm and really give it the "Swan" makeover in looks and configuration, it could certainly be another contender, although such a move seems to be counter to what most *boxes are about.
Old 02-01-2007, 12:57 PM   #133
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I've only just installed xfce4.4 and haven't used it long enough to vote for it, but it's quickly turning into my preferred environment.
Old 02-03-2007, 09:03 AM   #134
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Im a programmer, so my option is KDE, the best choice for this, sorry gnomers, I have tried to use Gnome, BUT I JUST CANT ! I cant stand its look and feel, wwuuaaack, nothing like KDE.
Old 02-03-2007, 08:03 PM   #135
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GNOME and GNOME only,whenever i look on someone's kde crap,guaajsh,....i vomits on it!as is the case with qt crap also.GNOME and GTK2 way to go!
the ghost of windows ui is living on the users of kde ::


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