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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2015. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 10th.


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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Budgie 2 0.40%
Cinnamon 48 9.66%
Deepin Desktop Environment 1 0.20%
EDE 1 0.20%
Enlightenment 11 2.21%
Gnome Shell 47 9.46%
KDE 155 31.19%
LXQt 13 2.62%
MATE 62 12.47%
Moksha 0 0%
MoonLightDE 1 0.20%
Pantheon 4 0.80%
rox 3 0.60%
Trinity-DE 4 0.80%
UDE 0 0%
Unity 22 4.43%
Xfce 123 24.75%
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:11 AM   #16
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The mods try to keep this list clean by only showing Desktops that have received at least one vote on previous years. But to those who feel like trying some new Desktop Environments, I have compiled a very big list at https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme..._environments/
 
Old 01-06-2016, 04:48 AM   #17
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The mods try to keep this list clean by only showing Desktops that have received at least one vote on previous years. But to those who feel like trying some new Desktop Environments, I have compiled a very big list at https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme..._environments/
Very comprehensive list. I didn't aware of some of them. However, seems that distrowatch doesn't agree with you about Zorin desktop

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zorin

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Old 01-06-2016, 07:59 AM   #18
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Very comprehensive list. I didn't aware of some of them. However, seems that distrowatch doesn't agree with you about Zorin desktop

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zorin
I believe the information on DistroWatch is a bit out of date on this.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 05:09 PM   #19
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Xfce hands down.
 
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:55 PM   #20
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Xfce for the flexibility of setting up panels. I do use some KDE apps.
 
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:48 PM   #21
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XFCE gets my vote this year, not because it's awesome tech, but because they (the XFCE team & contributers) manage to run the project without forgetting that people use their DE and it's important to not ruin the interface between the DE and the users just to chase a shiny dream.

I hope I'm not turning into too much of a curmudgeon.
 
Old 01-19-2016, 03:11 AM   #22
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I'm voting for KDE with KDE 4 in mind. KDE 5 is a disaster and I would switch to almost any other DE before using KDE 5.
 
Old 01-26-2016, 12:17 PM   #23
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Just gave my vote to Xfce. It's plain-looking but it has great usability has great support for multiple monitors, has great HiDPI support, and has great performance. It also doesn't use a compositing manager by default, which makes it good for running in VMs and on gaming systems. I've also been using KDE 5, which looks nicer but which is quite noticeably slower and buggier.

I'd had high hopes for LxQt, but its HiDPI support is... off. The proportions don't look right.

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Old 02-01-2016, 01:02 PM   #24
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XFCE is greater than Gnome which is greater than KDE which is .....
 
Old 02-01-2016, 07:01 PM   #25
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Rox

Been using Rox for years and it works for me.
 
Old 02-01-2016, 09:17 PM   #26
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I've used KDE since the 90's, so when I got Ubuntu for the first time and I had to get used to Gnome, it was painful. I like the idea of their Unity interface even less. I'm glad to be back to KDE. If xfce was more configurable I would likely use it. I'd like something between the light weight of xfce and flexibility of KDE Plasma. And no, Gnome ain't it. So, since I haven't had a truly ideal experience with DE's in the last few years, I don't think I will vote.

I've been using PartedMagic quite a bit lately and it's interface is worth trying. I checked at DistroWatch and it used Openbox, so I'm going to see if I can load that on my computers.

Last edited by Pyrotech72; 02-01-2016 at 09:25 PM. Reason: added note about PartedMagic
 
Old 02-02-2016, 12:41 PM   #27
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Mint with xfce works for me as it is the only desktop that lets me run an old program called cdcat
 
Old 02-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #28
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If xfce was more configurable I would likely use it.
Out of interest what am I missing out on using XFCE rather than KDE?
I used to use KDE but since it seems to take me weeks to get my DE right (well, it's never just right) I tend to stick with XFC as it seems to do all I need or want. However, if I'm missing out on somthing KDE has I'll likely spend some time seeing whether it's worth the move.
 
Old 02-02-2016, 02:19 PM   #29
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I have to go with KDE. It's what I have always used and got used to. Plasma 5, as it stands, is just an addendum.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 12:57 AM   #30
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I fell in love with GNOME 2.3 lo these 8 years ago with Ubunutu 8.04, and fell in hate with Unity. Once MATE started up, I fell in love all over again. It's Ubuntu MATE on my ten year old 32-bit Lenovo, and Manjaro MATE on my desktop, which is a little newer than ten years old.
 
  


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