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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 01-07-2018, 01:20 PM   #16
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Interesting topic. Just the fact we have so many choices is awesome. Each of the available DE's appeals personally to different people. None of them are "the best", but people use a particular one and like it. In the past I tended to float back and forth between extreme light WMs and a full on DE. My favorite light (stacking) WM is Fluxbox, my favorite heavy DE is Gnome. Yes, Gnome is weird but I like weird things so it fits. I have used all major DE's and a large number of WMs. I can get work done with one just as easily as the next. At this stage in my life I have gravitated to "I just want it to work without too much fuss" and this translates to a (some would say bloated), I say "feature rich" DE. I personally don't care about resources used because my workstation is a beast and I have yet to exhaust its resources or even mildly tax it, with the exception pf compiling Chromium on Gentoo: 24 cores pegged at 100% for 1.2 hours, used 14 GB of my 96 GB RAM.

So use what you want and be happy we aren't stuck with a heap of (****) like the folks who use 2 commercial OS's which I won't mention
 
Old 01-08-2018, 03:22 AM   #17
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we aren't stuck with a heap of (****) like the folks who use 2 commercial OS's
Note that Windows has been having built-in support for replacing your default desktop environment (usually, explorer.exe) since its early days - before Linux even had a desktop.
 
Old 01-08-2018, 10:18 AM   #18
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Had no clue, thanks. Will still never use it at home!
 
Old 01-08-2018, 02:23 PM   #19
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GNOME 3 took years to mature, as well as years and a touch screen to appreciate. On my ancient systems LXDE is my ideal platform, and on my regular non-touch PCs, KDE.

KDE is the flagship desktop in the F/OSS world, barring touch devices or resource constraints. Thus for it goes my vote.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 03:03 PM   #20
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First wrote that I choose i3, but then I noticed that I made a mistake and my choice - LXDE.

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:52 PM   #21
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Greetings,

Another vote to have LXDE added to the list to be voted on, please!

Thank you very much for your support.

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Note that Windows has been having built-in support for replacing your default desktop environment (usually, explorer.exe) since its early days - before Linux even had a desktop.
Well, I knew of the registry hack back in XP to replace explorer.exe with another "shell" program to wipe the desktops in Windoze. (We called it "Turning the box into a blind and/or kiosk workstation.") But, I'm not sure that having an end-user perform a registry hack is what I would call "having built-in support". hehe

And, at least at the time that XP had come out, we had desktops in Linux. In fact IIRC, that was the time of the initial battle between GNOME and KDE.

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Old 01-09-2018, 09:05 PM   #22
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LXDE has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-10-2018, 12:15 AM   #23
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Years ago I switched from KDE to Xfce, because KDE was too bloated and unstable for my liking at the time. My only regret is that there are a few KDE applications that I still occasionally run (eg K3B) under Xfce but I can live with that as it still beats running the whole KDE and everything that it entails.
I also tried Enlightenment and LXDE, but they did not impress me as much as Xfce.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 02:58 AM   #24
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LXDE has been added.

--jeremy
Cheers!
 
Old 01-10-2018, 03:25 AM   #25
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Shouldn't there be a way to modify your vote when the polls were altered?

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Also: CDE would be mine if it was on the list. I'm sure CDE still has more users than EDE. But that might be just me.

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:50 AM   #26
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Shouldn't there be a way to modify your vote when the polls were altered?
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:51 AM   #27
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Top choice; XFCE.

2nd choice: Rox-filer w/JWM.

So sue me..! (*shrug*)


Mike.

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Old 01-10-2018, 07:44 AM   #28
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Top choice; XFCE.

2nd choice: Rox-filer w/JWM.

So sue me..! (*shrug*)


Mike.
I fondly remember the combination of Rox-Filer with Joe's Window Manager from the time I was a frequent Puppy user ... very efficient.

Cheers !
 
Old 01-10-2018, 11:44 AM   #29
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I just gave my vote to LXDE. Thank, Jeremy for adding it!
 
Old 01-14-2018, 08:16 PM   #30
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LXDE , seldom use anything but my tablet (Android) though these days.
 
  


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