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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 12-18-2014, 01:01 PM   #16
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KDE seems the most compatible with everything and easiest to use with the most apps, but gnome3 is a quick second.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #17
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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.

Cheers,
Steve
Second that ;-)
 
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:48 PM   #18
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More than any other I've used, Mate puts function ahead of style.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 11:15 PM   #19
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I'll go with KDE again. The two best file managers, Dolphin and Konqueror, are integrated in. It is highly configurable. However the default Kwin runs heavy on my 3 GB RAM box, so I prefer to use Openbox. KDE/Openbox works well with Slackware 14.1, but when I tried to use it in Kubuntu 14.04 and Debian 7, the applications disappeared from the KDE menu.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 11:45 AM   #20
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I prefer simple window managers but KDE is my preference for a full blown desktop environment. Of course, I'm hoping that Gnome will be good once again someday.
 
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Old 12-19-2014, 01:02 PM   #21
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KDE can do it all. May require the hardware recourses tho?

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Old 12-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #22
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XFCE. It just works like it oughta.
Have to agree with this. XFCE does what I need from a DM and stays out of the way otherwise.
 
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #23
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Hi Jeremy,
Should you include "Enlightenment" (E17 or E18) in the list?
 
Old 12-19-2014, 06:32 PM   #24
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Hi Jeremy,
Should you include "Enlightenment" (E17 or E18) in the list?
This is answered in post #1.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-19-2014, 08:11 PM   #25
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Gnome Shell.

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This is answered in post #1.

--jeremy
I don't think Enlightenment goes under the WM category. There's more to it than just some window trimmings.
 
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:26 PM   #26
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Cinnamon
 
Old 12-20-2014, 11:46 AM   #27
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Controversial answer from me: Unity

I believe it's matured quite nicely from the initial mess when it was first released. If it was in the official Arch repo, I'd probably switch distro.
 
Old 12-20-2014, 12:56 PM   #28
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I don't think Enlightenment goes under the WM category. There's more to it than just some window trimmings.
Enlightenment is probably the one nominee that is the closest to being in either category. As it started out as a WM (and without EFL still is closer to a WM in our opinion), we've decided to keep it in this category for now.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-21-2014, 08:16 PM   #29
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I only use lightweight DEs, so Unity and KDE is out of the box
 
Old 12-21-2014, 10:33 PM   #30
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microcoughed7 not so lightweight...
 
  


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