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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 01-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #76
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KDE, because I'm the most productive in it, and Gnome is pure ugly.
Old 01-15-2013, 04:40 PM   #77
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #79
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KDE - Be Free!
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:59 AM   #80
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I'm going to have to go with Unity. I've personally avoided it like the plague for a while, but I decided to give it a fair shot when Ubuntu 12.04 came. Now I'm back on Arch Linux and the FIRST thing I did was install Unity. My workflow has become so much smoother. But, to each their own.
Old 01-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #81
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Smile Xfce!

XFCE for me because its fast,stable and easy to use....btw it my first post in this forum!
Old 01-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #82
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I loved xfce as soon as I saw it. It can also be run as 'startxfce' - wha more do we need? Have been votin xfce for years now
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I think Unity would be pretty neat if it had a better menu layout and (especially) didn't rely on Compiz. The latter causes it to take up to 30 seconds on decent hardware just to open the menu, and crashes regularly to boot! (This is on multiple machines.) I love what Canonical is trying to do with Unity (if not some the specifics), but it's just not usable for me. Were it less reliant on that buggy compositing manager, it might have a real chance at "unifying" desktop development.

Just my two cents.
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Originally Posted by Saturn_HT View Post
XFCE for me because its fast,stable and easy to use....btw it my first post in this forum!
Welcome! I'm also a noob here!

Originally Posted by honeybadger View Post
I loved xfce as soon as I saw it. It can also be run as 'startxfce' - wha more do we need? Have been votin xfce for years now
You almost made me cry now Five years ago I fell in love when I saw this screenshot from Xfce 4.4:
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I strongly prefer XFCE over any other desktop environment. Although I'm moving away from DEs toward window managers.
Old 01-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #86
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KDE, KDE Plasma Active, & Trinity DE

I use KDE on anything I can. Desktop PC,& laptop. I use KDE Plasma Active on my touch screen tablet. On really old computers, like early Athlon & Pentium 3/4, I use Trinity Desktop Environment (the fork on KDE 3).


Old 01-26-2013, 12:20 PM   #87
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I have a dual boot setup on my C2D system. On Mageia Beta 3, I'm running Gnome 3 and for Salix 14 I'm running Xfce4. I also switch when using both to Openbox at times.

Old 01-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #88
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Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
Gnome, it's what's in the news.
So are hurricanes, nukes, and overdosing celebrities The expression "no news is good news" comes to mind. I'm just poking fun. I have nothing against you even if you can't recognize the best DE ever: KDE!!!
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KDE, stable and you get the job done. daily use.

Lxde for my old boxes I have.


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