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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Cinnamon 79 9.96%
Gnome Shell 102 12.86%
KDE 249 31.40%
LXDE 52 6.56%
MATE 60 7.57%
Razor-qt 4 0.50%
rox 6 0.76%
Trinity-DE 6 0.76%
Unity 33 4.16%
Xfce 202 25.47%
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:39 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 12-17-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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I have to admit it I like Gnome 3 but I like MATE even more and I use MATE more than any other DE.
Old 12-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Xfce makes for a lean, mean desktop machine. 8)
Old 12-18-2012, 02:27 AM   #4
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If I used any of the DEs, it'd be XFce
Old 12-18-2012, 03:46 AM   #5
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KDE (4.9.4, thanks to Alien Bob) on my desktop, Xfce on my laptop and netbook.
Old 12-18-2012, 04:08 AM   #6
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KDE on my desktop, Openbox on my netbook.
Old 12-18-2012, 04:55 AM   #7
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.............Open box......yes it can be used in place of..................
Old 12-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #8
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LXDE hands down, though I rarely use it. I always wind up hacking my desktop together out of dzen, dmenu, a tiling wm, conky, and a bunch of scripts. Perhaps "keyboard driven Erector set" should be added to list?
Old 12-18-2012, 05:50 AM   #9
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Switched to Xfce4 when Gnome devs lost the the plot, now on LFS.
Old 12-18-2012, 05:54 AM   #10
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:27 AM   #11
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My preferred DE is LXDE, but my vote went to Cinnamon because I find it to be Gnome3 done right
Old 12-18-2012, 08:40 AM   #12
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
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As far as I'm concern there is no better desktop environment than e17.
Old 12-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #14
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I like KDE!
Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #15
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