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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 509 43.58%
Gnome 472 40.41%
Xfce 131 11.22%
GNUstep 3 0.26%
rox 14 1.20%
LXDE 39 3.34%
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:06 AM   #61
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KDE is pushing boundaries, the rest are doing nothing.
Old 02-06-2009, 01:11 AM   #62
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coz i'm just arrive from M$ i would like to choose KDE, gnome is too weird for me eventhough it's feature is very unique. Xfce... i like it too very light but unfortunately it's not offering alot of feature like KDE or Gnome did. So.. for this DE i would like to choose KDE
Old 02-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #63
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KDE 4, although still a little rough around the edges, is superior architecturally to KDE 3.x--in my opinion, at least. I never cared for the other DEs, so KDE gets my vote.
Old 02-08-2009, 08:05 PM   #64
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KDE 3 has the most feature/functions/configuration than version 4 so far. all I see with kde 4 is eye candy vs. usability. Otherwise gnome is my second choice for newer desktops.
lxde for older machines.
rox or xfce if I'm really desperate.
Old 02-08-2009, 08:34 PM   #65
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Voted for KDE 3.5.10
Old 02-10-2009, 03:21 AM   #66
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KDE is my chose.
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I have been using Linux for years (Slackware for the last 6) and I always chose KDE until yesterday when I was setting up a test server. I set up XFCE because I saw a good report on it somewhere and I wish I could change my vote. I now have it on my desktop PC as well. XFCE rocks!
Old 02-13-2009, 04:28 PM   #68
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So KDE it is. My choice came in 2nd. Actually, I expected to see a greater gap between the two.
Old 02-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #69
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The reason that I like Gnome is because it's slightly bloated (not over-bloated though), it makes it more of a Windows-like, user friendly desktop environment. Nicer for those who have switched. However, if I'm not in gnome for some reason, I'm in Fluxbox, one of my favorites.
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Originally Posted by mcleprechaun View Post
I have been using Linux for years (Slackware for the last 6) and I always chose KDE until yesterday when I was setting up a test server. I set up XFCE because I saw a good report on it somewhere and I wish I could change my vote. I now have it on my desktop PC as well. XFCE rocks!
One more Xfce convert from the unenlightened masses... Ooops, you said you switched from KDE, but I couldn't resist the pun..>;-P

Old 02-14-2009, 03:10 AM   #71
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If KDE 3 and 4 were separated in this thread, the outcome would probably be different. Still, I would vote for Gnome. Never liked KDE or their toolkit. Even though I used Windows a long time before getting into Linux, the Gnome desktop just makes more sense to me. I don't really see why some believe that KDE is more suitable for people coming from Windows though...
Old 02-14-2009, 10:25 AM   #72
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For me, I like GNOME more in some distros and KDE in other. In SUSE Linux enterprise and fedora, I like KDE more. In openSUSE and Ubuntu, i like GNOME. Also, i like XFCE alittle, but I still prefer GNOME over it.
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I am rather shocked that xfce didn't get alot of votes.

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Old 02-17-2009, 02:40 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by FloridaBSD View Post
I arather shocked that xfce didn't get alot of votes.
I think the count was fairly decent considering that the environments at the top are the ones that come pre-installed with most mayor distros.
Old 02-17-2009, 05:50 PM   #75
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