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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Cinnamon 58 10.41%
EDE 4 0.72%
Gnome Shell 62 11.13%
KDE 187 33.57%
LXQt 11 1.97%
MATE 50 8.98%
MoonLightDE 0 0%
rox 2 0.36%
Trinity-DE 3 0.54%
UDE 2 0.36%
Unity 33 5.92%
Xfce 145 26.03%
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:50 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 12-16-2014, 03:32 AM   #2
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Be interesting to see how many people selected window manager only if it were an option. I bet there's still a lot out there just running fluxbox or whatever with no desktop environment.

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:39 AM   #3
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KDE, but do use others for a change now and then.
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If I use a desktop environment I use rox on antiX or Xfce on MX-14
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Crunchbang doesn't have a Desktop Environment. :P
And I really do not miss having one!
Old 12-16-2014, 07:08 PM   #6
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Been using Xfce for some years now, but I am getting more interested in coding with QT5 than the mortally wounded gtk2 and the never to be touched gtk3, so lxqt looks promising I may switch.
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I'm a KDE user when I need a desktop, but Cinnamon is really slick, fairly lightweight, and has really impressed me this past year.
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Smile Cinnamon is the best

Cinnamon is the most user friendly desktop. Unity and Gnome Shell are the worst desktops around.

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My favourites are MATE and XFCE. Because MATE seems to have more developer activity (and releases) in 2014 compared to XFCE, I vote for MATE.

Apart from these two DE's I also like Gnome Shell, but I hate the new UI design of Gnome default Apps such as the UI design of Gnote, Nautilus, Gedit. It is also stupid that it depends on SystemD and Tracker. On the other hand the extension system is quite nice.

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XFCE this year.
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Generally work without any GUI, but if I do install one it is almost always Xfce
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Gnome shell is perfect, I got totally confused trying to use other DE now, I do everything really fast in GS
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XFCE. It just works like it oughta.
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