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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Budgie 1 0.32%
Cinnamon 35 11.08%
Deepin Desktop Environment 3 0.95%
Enlightenment 3 0.95%
Gnome Shell 33 10.44%
Lumina 1 0.32%
LXDE 14 4.43%
LXQt 6 1.90%
MATE 32 10.13%
MoonLightDE 0 0%
Pantheon 1 0.32%
Plasma Desktop (KDE) 93 29.43%
rox 3 0.95%
Trinity-DE 5 1.58%
Unity 4 1.27%
Xfce 82 25.95%
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:32 PM   #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 01-07-2019, 12:43 AM   #2
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CDE, but that's still not an option...

Probably Enlightenment then.
 
Old 01-08-2019, 07:10 AM   #3
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Cinnamon gets better and better. It's near cutting edge but stable.

Cinnamon gets better and better. It's always near cutting edge but stable.
 
Old 01-09-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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I chose plasma, but lxde (on MX18) is a real close second...
 
Old 01-09-2019, 08:58 PM   #5
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Torn between KDE and TDE... *sigh*
 
Old 01-09-2019, 09:24 PM   #6
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Desktop Environment of the Year: Cinnamon

Simple and elegant.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 10:07 AM   #7
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I just picked Gnome by default, since Ubuntu went back to it, I do like their implementation of it, always like the streamlined, simple nature of their desktop.

Also like that easy to use way of adding tweaks, my mind has gone blank and I'm on my Windows laptop this morning, but that web site you can go to and just click ON to add a program, YOU all know what I mean!!
 
Old 01-10-2019, 10:11 AM   #8
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Voted Rox.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 11:02 AM   #9
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I started my GNU/Linux journey with Gnome2 and went from there to Xfce then MATE. MATE is my clear favorite.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 11:49 AM   #10
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I would like to return to KDE4, but I moved on to xfce.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 12:36 PM   #11
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Really?

I'm going to laugh if anyone voted for LXDE. I can't imagine anyone actually thinking of it as a decent desktop experience.

Sure, it's lightweight, but a GUI needs more than "speed" to be focused on when it comes to usability.

Last edited by That Random Guy; 01-10-2019 at 12:36 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 01-10-2019, 04:43 PM   #12
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Still like LXDE
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:48 PM   #13
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I'm going to laugh if anyone voted for LXDE. I can't imagine anyone actually thinking of it as a decent desktop experience.

Sure, it's lightweight, but a GUI needs more than "speed" to be focused on when it comes to usability.
I didn't vote LXDE, but I do use it on my netbook for which it's pretty much perfect. It can't really handle Xfce, and LXDE, which I've been running for over a year, is perfect for my needs on that machine. So think about it from a hardware perspective and what one needs - and expects - to do on particular computers.

I voted LXQt, as the LXDE next-gen. It's up and coming, as they say.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 06:33 PM   #14
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I didn't vote LXDE, but I do use it on my netbook for which it's pretty much perfect. It can't really handle Xfce, and LXDE, which I've been running for over a year, is perfect for my needs on that machine. So think about it from a hardware perspective and what one needs - and expects - to do on particular computers.

I voted LXQt, as the LXDE next-gen. It's up and coming, as they say.
I've got Kali w/ LXDE loaded up on a flash-drive for the exact same reason. I don't like being bugged down by a DE when all I want is to run some basic tools. Doesn't mean I like LXDE. "Forced to use", would probably be the best thing to describe it in my case.

I think the move to LXQt was natural and I was going to vote for it considering the improvement I've noticed from LXDE, but I just went with my usual go-to. That said, I'm currently running the latest Lubuntu on my now 7 year-old laptop. It runs dandy and I can't see much other reason to use anything else on that thing. LXQt saved me from suffering with LXDE.

LXDE may have it's particular niche use-case, but comparing it to all the other desktops out there, I definitely think it lacks a lot—and I can even say that when comparing it just to LXQt.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 07:58 PM   #15
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I use Cinnamon day-to-day but voted Pantheon as the environment-of-the-year because I thought it was the most interesting and thought-provoking one, making waves this last year.
 
  


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