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jeremy 01-07-2010 03:51 PM

Desktop Environment of the Year
If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker, Enlightenment or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.


Kenichi Kato 01-08-2010 03:58 AM


Mark7 01-08-2010 11:36 AM


And I bet that's the last time you see that answer.

lupusarcanus 01-08-2010 12:38 PM

I voted for GNOME because I like its interface and speed on my computer, and prefer to not have everything with a "K" in front of it (:

smeezekitty 01-08-2010 12:47 PM

No fluxbox?

jimmy page 01-08-2010 01:22 PM

gnome, i like gnome

mark_alfred 01-09-2010 01:54 AM

That's the first time I've heard of the rox desktop environment. I checked its homepage, and it listed a Debian repository, but it's not working.

Nylex 01-09-2010 02:54 AM


Originally Posted by smeezekitty (Post 3819067)
No fluxbox?



Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 3817962)
If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker, Enlightenment or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.


MysticalGroovy 01-09-2010 08:03 PM

awesome updates this year

gotfw 01-10-2010 05:25 AM

I use Gnome, once again because comes bundled with OpenSolaris and using anything else than default on this platform is still yet too much a pita.

I'm voting LXDE, however, because I like lightweight, lean and mean, and also once again, what I'm running on the kid's Debian boxes. In the past I've typically used XFCE, which is also excellent, for such situations. However, although still lighter than Gnome, XFCE continues to become increasingly "fatter" so the difference less dramatic. It's still very nice and well fleshed out DE but for past year or so I have been using LXDE where I need a lightweight Gnome alternative. The kids are experienced XFCE afficianados but have developed preference for LXDE as well.

So if you've got some legacy hardware tool long in the tooth to handle the bloat that both Gnome and KDE have become, and/or just like lightweight and snappy desktop environment, do yourself a favor and check out LXDE. Oh yeah, one more thing, LXDE also uses my all time favorite window manager, OpenBox. So I can have my cake and eat it too.... ;)

MBybee 01-11-2010 10:48 AM

Gnome all the way. KDE 4 has not been good to me, though I really liked 3.5.
The new Gnome is clean, light, and fast.

the trooper 01-11-2010 12:31 PM

As desktop environments go, i really like LXDE.
One of the joys i found thanks to Kde4 not being for me.
Although my preference is for a window manager beginning with F......
And yes,i did vote for it in the other poll.

yngwin 01-11-2010 11:24 PM

LXDE really made an impact this year. And KDE4 ultimately was a let down.

huwnet 01-12-2010 05:17 AM

GNOME. KDE4 is nice, but still seems to be overly complex and too much eyecandy

mjjzf 01-12-2010 01:01 PM

It was a hard call - I think KDE definitely came a long way this year, and they haven't been afraid to try something new. I respect this.
I did, however, choose LXDE, because it has really come in dark horse-style this year, with a lot of people picking it up.

Personally, I use Xfce. But the two others are the ones that moved the most in 2009.

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