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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.


View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 234 33.05%
Gnome 319 45.06%
Xfce 104 14.69%
GNUstep 1 0.14%
rox 8 1.13%
LXDE 40 5.65%
Trinity-DE 2 0.28%
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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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.

Old 01-13-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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Xfce, as always.
A little late on next version, but no problem, the current do the job perfectly.
Old 01-13-2011, 11:50 AM   #3
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XFCE!!! Has the features of GNOME and KDE that I need minus the bloat.
Old 01-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #4
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Gnome with LXDE is coming in second.
Old 01-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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XFCE, hands down. Does everything that GNOME can, minus the bloat and the crummy window manager.
Old 01-13-2011, 09:45 PM   #6
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Tried KDE and GNOME but I always came back with XFCE...
Old 01-14-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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Xfce on Slack. Very lightweight.
Old 01-14-2011, 02:22 PM   #8
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I have always used Gnome as the primary one.
Now given a second option I would prefer Lxde any day over KDE bloat
Old 01-14-2011, 03:23 PM   #9
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Interesting one for me.....I have toyed with everything but Gnome still has my vote.
Old 01-15-2011, 09:14 AM   #10
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In spite of the bloat I use KDE
Old 01-16-2011, 04:58 AM   #11
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Rox desktop (when I use one)
Old 01-16-2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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Gnome forever...
Old 01-16-2011, 01:51 PM   #13
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Interestingly there was no option for Unity?
Old 01-16-2011, 02:29 PM   #14
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KDE4, rough at first, but improves with every release.
Old 01-16-2011, 02:30 PM   #15
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I don't know why but Gnome has had my vote ever since I began using Linux tried KDE and lxde didn't care much for either.


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