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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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 01-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by teresaejunior View Post
Richard Stallman on this issue:
Many Ubuntu users started to hate him, but If not for his work and ideas, there would be no Ubuntu today!
I'm not surprised. Shuttellworth is worse then bill gates.
Old 01-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #62
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gnome shell
Old 01-06-2013, 06:10 AM   #63
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I use KDE on my desktop, Gnome 3/Unity on my laptop and LXDE on my netbook.

So I voted for KDE as it gets the most use.
Old 01-07-2013, 03:45 AM   #64
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I used to work in Gnome and now I begin to use Cinnamon. I've tried others: Gnome Shell, KDE, and Xfce.
Old 01-07-2013, 04:58 AM   #65
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xmonad on my laptop, cinnamon on my desktop
Old 01-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #66
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I feel that Cinnamon, at its' current level of development, is currently the best Desktop available. Well done to the Linux Mint developers who listen to their community. Cinnamon can only get better in the future. It gives me most of what I want. I have a number of user accounts in 12.04, one has Classic Gnome and the other is Cinnamon. I feel that Unity is the worst Desktop on any operating system. My personal view is that it is worse than Windows 7, and I hate Windows 7 which is worse than Windows XP.
Old 01-07-2013, 08:11 PM   #67
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Unity. Though, after trying XFCE 4.10, I'm a bit torn on that decision.

It's like choosing between driving a souped up muscle car or an alien ship, in a lot of ways.
Old 01-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #68
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Any one like Unity ??
Old 01-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #69
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I'm kind of torn apart between KDE and Gnome Shell, but I'm going to be conservative and vote for KDE here (even if I'm starting to love GS).
Old 01-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #70
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Between KDE and Gnome Shell, KDE would always get my vote. I have tried Gnome Shell. I do not like it, I found it cumbersome. It is very similar to Unity which I do not like either.
Old 01-15-2013, 12:49 AM   #71
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For me XFCE has just the right balance between features and speed, while avoiding the bloat of the heavier desktop environments like Gnome and KDE.
LXDE would be my second choice after XFCE since it is also light, fast and simple.
These smart phone wanna-be bloated environments like Gnome 3, KDE, and (OMG!!!) Unity, are just not to my liking and ways of doing things.

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:41 AM   #72
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Although I don't think Cinnamon is mature enough yet, but as a vote of encouragement I'm gonna go with it. Its the first time I felt at home on my Fedora box since they moved to Gnome 3.
Old 01-15-2013, 05:52 AM   #73
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I don't actually use a full DE, but MATE is the last thing I did actually use. I started using it when I found Perberos' posted announcement in the Community Contributions subsection of the Arch Linux Forums. Until then, like just about everyone, I had thought it was a Mint project.


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