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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 01-18-2018, 11:40 AM   #31
Pyrotech72
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I would use Xfce, but it's a bit too lightweight for me, so I stick with KDE Plasma. Not a problem on computers running Intel i7's
 
Old 01-20-2018, 08:48 PM   #32
azrielle
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Somewhat distro dependent (for example Mate works great on Korora & ParrotOS, Xfce on MX, Gnome3(!) on Rebellin), but all in all my vote went to Xfce.
 
Old 01-21-2018, 11:09 AM   #33
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XFCE user but my eternal love KDE....!!!
 
Old 01-23-2018, 03:50 PM   #34
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KDE

I have been a fan of KDE for a very long time. KDE 4 has progressed to a highly usable state; KDE 5.x... I'll reserve judgement. It is still a mess and lacks the functionality that has been in KDE 4 since 4.6. If KDE 5 does not start including the functionality that is currently available in KDE 4.14 I'm seriously going to consider jumping ship. Call this a mixed vote.
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:24 PM   #35
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In 2017 I finally made the switch from OSX to Linux (Ubuntu because it's the only distro I have tried that supports Nvidia Optimus seamlessly out of the box).

As a new user I've been trying lots of DEs, and Gnome shell is the one I am most productive with by far. I love the way it disappears until you need it, as well as it's excellent intuitive keyboard shortcut support. IMHO it's also the most modern and beautiful looking (with a little theme, icon and font juggling).

I struggle to understand all the hate for Gnome I see online. Granted I am using it on a very powerful system so I can't judge it's performance, but from this user's perspective (I'm a web app developer who prefers using the keyboard over a mouse) it's absolutely superb.

If anyone from the Gnome dev team is reading this: thank you very much and please keep up the good work!
 
Old 01-24-2018, 03:44 AM   #36
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Has to be LXDE. Works just beautifully on my netbook, and even though it isn't officially part of Slackware, it was a breeze to get up and running. It also looks awesome with the Onyx theme. In fact I like it so much I could even use it on my desktop.
 
Old 01-24-2018, 03:16 PM   #37
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I'm using XFCE since 4 years now because it's both, highly customizable and still slim.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 04:50 AM   #38
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KDE because nothing else

When I got my new Thinkpad P51 with an High Res screen, I was unable to even install Arch Linux without using a magnifier... The only environment that was able to cope with such a screen in these days has been KDE So I'm now stuck...
 
Old 02-02-2018, 08:12 AM   #39
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Note, Wikipedia calls one of these KDE Plasma 5. Sadly KDE is now fragmented (like something such as the Roman empire when falling) into Plasma, KDE 'applications' or whatever, a few or many other things ('frameworks,') etc., so this'll be a reason I switch back to Trinity DE if they can package for the most Unix-like OSes (NetBSD, Slackware, maybe the two BSDs after that) and if they can add panel widgets (weather forecast, comics, etc.) I don't want to use a GUI that no longer has an overall name.

Note, Wikipedia calls it KDE Plasma 5. KDE stuff isn't always so organized that it might not be found out that's the official name. It was hard to find on the list, and I was just hoping there had been a general conclusion something was similar but better.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 05:15 PM   #40
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[QUOTE=normanlinux;5801946]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. [QUOTE/]

I loathe KDE more for their people.
 
Old 02-03-2018, 03:17 AM   #41
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Note, Wikipedia calls one of these KDE Plasma 5. Sadly KDE is now fragmented (like something such as the Roman empire when falling) into Plasma, KDE 'applications' or whatever, a few or many other things ('frameworks,') etc., so this'll be a reason I switch back to Trinity DE if they can package for the most Unix-like OSes (NetBSD, Slackware, maybe the two BSDs after that) and if they can add panel widgets (weather forecast, comics, etc.) I don't want to use a GUI that no longer has an overall name.

Note, Wikipedia calls it KDE Plasma 5. KDE stuff isn't always so organized that it might not be found out that's the official name. It was hard to find on the list, and I was just hoping there had been a general conclusion something was similar but better.

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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.
I loathe KDE more for their people.
I just can't get on with KDE. I want to, and it looks awesome, but for some reason it just doesn't gel with me. Even though I have a fairly beefy desktop PC, if I ever moved off Debian onto Slackware I'd probably just use Xfce.
 
Old 02-03-2018, 07:38 AM   #42
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I just use MATE to keep me sane. Gnome 3 is crazy stuff, KDE is too much candy for my eyes. And I have no more time to make experiments.
 
Old 02-03-2018, 12:29 PM   #43
isadora
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KDE since 3.0. Going through all waves of deployment to what is now Plasma.
Occasionally i use LXDE, if it were only, just to see something else for one evening.
 
Old 02-03-2018, 12:55 PM   #44
Peter von Bertoldi
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Desktop Env of the Year

KDE, and on slower computer xfce
 
Old 02-03-2018, 04:27 PM   #45
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xfce
 
  


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