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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 330 40.39%
Gnome 343 41.98%
Xfce 92 11.26%
GNUstep 3 0.37%
rox 11 1.35%
LXDE 38 4.65%
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:41 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post

And I bet that's the last time you see that answer.
No. I vote for Rox as well.
Old 01-20-2010, 10:46 AM   #32
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Okay, so my prediction was somewhat inaccurate
Old 01-20-2010, 11:50 AM   #33
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KDE all the way
Old 01-20-2010, 01:11 PM   #34
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I like the simplicity of xfce, but I'm always going to feel more at home with gnome. I used to be a huge KDE fan, but opensuse converted me with their nice looking slab thing.
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I picked Xfce because it has been making improvements last year and year before that with out sacrificing usability. It is also stayed simple while KDE has gotten more complicated. People may go with eye candy, but simplicity rules. GNOME is just blah. Xfce suits a better Desktop/Window manager for Linux than others because KDE resembles Windows and Gnome resembles Mac OS. LXDE resembles Windows too much.
Old 01-21-2010, 05:49 AM   #36
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I keep ending up in gnome or xfce. Just not all that happy with KDE. Except kmail is still is my primary mail program.

Old 01-21-2010, 06:42 AM   #37
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I voted XFCE as the best balance between functionality and weight. Well implemented in Xubuntu 9.10 and Mint 7.
Old 01-21-2010, 08:43 AM   #38
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:11 AM   #39
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Old 01-21-2010, 03:54 PM   #40
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Question no option for fvwm

my desktop environment--fvwm--not even listed, but suppose it is closest to xfce.

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #41
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Gnome FTW!
Xfce is not too far behind though.

KDE is bloated and looks like a horrible Windows wannabe.

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:39 PM   #42
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Gnome. I also don't mind XFCE.

I hate KDE & CDE.
Old 01-21-2010, 05:32 PM   #43
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Gnome. I also don't mind XFCE.

I hate KDE & CDE.
Never heard of CDE. I'll have to look it up.
Old 01-21-2010, 06:03 PM   #44
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Never heard of CDE. I'll have to look it up.
I think he's referring to Solaris Common Desktop Environment
Old 01-21-2010, 10:00 PM   #45
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It's the perfect balance between being lightweight (enough) & fast & pretty. KDE is just too darn bloated, even if I customize it.


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