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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Cinnamon 55 7.75%
Gnome Shell 70 9.86%
KDE 254 35.77%
LXDE 38 5.35%
MATE 59 8.31%
Razor-qt 6 0.85%
rox 4 0.56%
Trinity-DE 9 1.27%
Unity 32 4.51%
Xfce 183 25.77%
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #16
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Just Mate for me is an excellent Desktop environment for Linux
Old 12-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #17
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I voted for the full featured KDE, which is the best to use with AC power. However, I prefer using Razor-Qt when using battery power.
Old 12-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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KDE Plasma, no doubt about it. Well ahead of all others. The most powerful, the most configurable the most innovative and available in special versions for desktops and tablets so nothing gets sacrificed.

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #19
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I'm using Unity, which is default in Ubuntu, and it suits my needs. Don't want other DE.
Old 12-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #20
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XFCE of course ...
Old 12-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #21
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #22
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XFCE is what I've been using. Few surprises, results seem consistent over the years. I want to check out Mate at some point.
Old 12-17-2013, 09:26 PM   #23
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KDE for me. I've tried many desktop environments, but KDE felt the most complete. I was originally not fond of the overall look, but after a little toying around with a few themes I'm now content.
Old 12-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #24
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I've been hearing a lot of good things about Equinox Desktop Environment. It's great for systems that need a lightweight desktop environment. Didn't see it mentioned in the list of choices.
Old 12-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #25
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KDE on my desktop and laptop. XFCE or LXDE on my netbook.
Old 12-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #26
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KDE or Xfce? Difficult to decide... Anyway, let's say KDE
Old 12-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #27
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Xfce paired with OpenBox as WM.
Old 12-19-2013, 03:52 AM   #28
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Xfce4. KDE and Trinity-DE come as a secondary option. ROX is a nice, but a bit slow in development. Most others are just locked desktops, that you can't change much to your tastes...
Old 12-19-2013, 07:30 AM   #29
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Xfce paired with OpenBox as WM.
At work where I run Debian off of a live USB stick this exactly how I use XFCE. Far better than with XFWM4 on a P4/2.8.
Old 12-19-2013, 08:08 AM   #30
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For me it is XFCE.


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