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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Budgie 6 1.83%
Cinnamon 41 12.54%
Deepin Desktop Environment 4 1.22%
EDE 0 0%
Enlightenment 5 1.53%
Gnome Shell 37 11.31%
LXQt 8 2.45%
MATE 32 9.79%
MoonLightDE 0 0%
Pantheon 0 0%
Plasma Desktop (KDE) 91 27.83%
rox 3 0.92%
Trinity-DE 4 1.22%
Unity 6 1.83%
Xfce 77 23.55%
Lumina 0 0%
LXDE 13 3.98%
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:44 AM   #1
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Desktop Environment of the Year


If you're looking for Fluxbox, Window Maker or similar options - they are in the Window Manager of the Year poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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Just when Ubuntu got Unity so I could do what I wanted with it, they switch back to Gnome!!
But I really have come to love the Gnome under Fedora, so easy pick!
 
Old 01-03-2018, 04:48 PM   #3
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LOL, was about to call rigged since Xfce was listed last, then realized its alphabetical...


Well, now you know what I voted.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 10:57 AM   #4
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I would vote for LXDE if that were included since it is still commonly used. If, LXDE isn't one of the choices, I would vote LXQt which I have used and is like LXDE except it is not as lightweight and uses Qt 5.

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:07 PM   #5
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Been a user of KDE since version 2.

Ten years ago (at a time people kept insisting that KDE was bloated) I used KDE4 on an old AMD Duron 1295 MHz with 384 MBytes RAM for a couple of years.

with the following open:
avahi-daemon
CUPS daemon
kerry
beagle daemon
klipper
konsole with 2 tabs open
opensuseupdater-kde
beagled-helper
konqueror (with split screen accessing local and network files)
Over four desktops

free -m gave used 360, free 15. Buffers/cache used 96 free 279.

For a desktop created with sensible technology at a time when gnome was still bodging it with their horrendous C preprocessor macro kludge. It still makes me shudder to think of the awfulness that confronted me when trying to learn to use it to create software.
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:01 PM   #6
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Xfce
 
Old 01-04-2018, 04:02 PM   #7
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MATE - hands down bar none.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 10:05 PM   #8
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i miss i3wm. (or what i3wm pulls in gentoo for i3wm)

it seems it is
Quote:
NAME
i3 - an improved dynamic, tiling window manager
i only use i3wm and a few other components like eom, caja, mate-terminal, google-chrome, x-screensaver, gimp. lxdm to login to X

voted nothing as i do not use bloatware.

second may be what sysrescue-cd ~2 years old download uses not sure what that is

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Old 01-04-2018, 10:18 PM   #9
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Tough one. Linux has superb choices in DEs for different uses and preferences.

Voted KDE for the combination of usability and prettiness on distros I use most, although I probably spend more time in Xfce (for usability - staying out of the way while making it easy to just get stuff done), but also spend time in Pantheon and JWM (as the Puppies present it.)

I don't customize DEs much, although do add a handful of packages I want (or I like better than the defaults), but rarely remove packages I don't need.

I could see someday, after more time exploring, my preferences becoming more focused and ending up with just one pretty installed distro with lots of packages, one minimalistic installed distro with just the bare minimum to get necessary work done, and one ephemeral portable distro. But I'll probably always keep checking in for what's new.

I'm impressed with several other DEs/WMs, but at some point, you've got to choose.

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:08 AM   #10
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Plasma by KDE, no doubt about it. It is by far the most powerful, most flexible and best looking of any desktop ever created. And very efficient for all the power it brings you.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 03:56 PM   #11
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I vote for Gnome, it works really nicely in Ubuntu 17.10.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 04:08 PM   #12
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XFCE because it does everything required and is customisable too.
Must admit to being impressed by Gnome and with KDE's various "new" desktops over these last few years and some fancy icons and things but I've not seen anything which makes me want to change from XFCE.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 10:42 AM   #13
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Writing in a vote for LXDE, which I still prefer over LXQT and any other DE I've tried.

Cheers.
 
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:18 AM   #14
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Writing in a vote for LXDE, which I still prefer over LXQT and any other DE I've tried.

Cheers.
Yes, as cowlitzron also stated likewise here. LXDE deserved a place in the voting.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 11:30 AM   #15
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Lumina

https://lumina-desktop.org/

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