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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 02-14-2019, 10:22 AM   #61
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There should be a choice for none under DE since WM is separate.
They should do that in national elections too.
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:15 PM   #62
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I like on my LM 17.3 the KDE DE very much. Important for me was that in this version setting up Japanese writing (Ibus+Anthy) and switching between Latin character languages was a 5 min task

In LM 18.3 and kubuntu 18.? (LTS) I could not get Japanese writing up and running and gave up after many attempts dragging over weeks. I tried it with Ibus-Anthy, Ibus-Mozc and Fcitx-Mozc including several completely new installations.

In LM19.1 I got only Fcitx-Mozc running but I needed to make after every new start an additional mouse click which was kind of bothering

I tested LM19.1 MATE and got Ibus-Anthy running in 5 min. Thus, I now stay with LM19 MATE. I hope now to find ways to configure MATE to resemble the KDE DE as much as possible.

Should LM come up with another release with the KDE desktop, I will test it. I also will have a look to newer LTS releases of kubuntu. However I need Japanese writing.

What I did not like was that in the KDE forum I did not get replies to my questions.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 01:30 AM   #63
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They should do that in national elections too.
YESSSS. In any political elections please .
 
Old 02-15-2019, 06:35 AM   #64
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Unhappy

With 602458 users on LQ - it's very disappointing that this poll only got 316 votes.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 07:30 AM   #65
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With 602458 users on LQ - it's very disappointing that this poll only got 316 votes.
...and a certain percentage of those 602,458 members would be spammers, banned members for other reasons, members that have stopped posting, and/or haven't posted/been able to post for whatever reasons, and not to mention that not every member uses a desktop environment...

If you look at the number of voters in any of the polls you will notice that depending on what the poll was for, there may or may not have been a lot of voters in it. While I did vote of the winner in this poll; I didn't vote in every other poll.

 
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:48 AM   #66
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...and a certain percentage of those 602,458 members would be spammers, banned members for other reasons, members that have stopped posting, and/or haven't posted/been able to post for whatever reasons, and not to mention that not every member uses a desktop environment...
I think this is the essence of the story.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 08:33 AM   #67
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There should be a choice for none under DE since WM is separate.
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They should do that in national elections too.
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YESSSS. In any political elections please .
Perhaps you two are motivated by hatred for a particular office holder. But consider the difference. If "none" won an election, the government would be totally nonfunctional.

In contrast, I and many others operate our computers in a very orderly and efficient manner with no DE, and we enjoy not having one.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 08:35 AM   #68
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Perhaps you two are motivated by hatred for a particular office holder. But consider the difference. If "none" won an election, the government would be totally nonfunctional.
I think there has been a slight sarcasm detection failure somewhere.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 08:36 AM   #69
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Perhaps you two are motivated by hatred for a particular office holder. But consider the difference. If "none" won an election, the government would be totally nonfunctional.

In contrast, I and many others operate our computers in a very orderly and efficient manner with no DE, and we enjoy not having one.
Without wanting to take the conversation too much off-course, I imagine the idea is that if "none" won in an election or in an election constituency then new candidates would have to be proposed.
 
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:46 AM   #70
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...and a certain percentage of those 602,458 members would be spammers, banned members for other reasons, members that have stopped posting, and/or haven't posted/been able to post for whatever reasons, and not to mention that not every member uses a desktop environment......
That's a given.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #71
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If "none" won an election, the government would be totally nonfunctional.
The federal government where I live is almost nonfunctional even with elected representatives.

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In contrast, I and many others operate our computers in a very orderly and efficient manner with no DE, and we enjoy not having one.
I think it's a valid suggestion to have "none" as an option though, given some people don't use a DE.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 09:10 AM   #72
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I think it's a valid suggestion to have "none" as an option though, given some people don't use a DE.
But the implicit suggestion with all the polls is that you are aware of the choices, use at least one of them, and can vote accordingly. It's not a poll about whether you feel that all software in the category itself is relevant/required or not.

I don't use a network monitoring application, digital audio workstation, or universal packaging format, and feel that I can live perfectly well without them. Should I be asking for a "None" option for these as well?

As it is, all those without a DE can, if they use one, vote in the window manager poll. There you go, everyone's happy, except no-one ever is.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 09:12 AM   #73
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I don't really have any strong feelings about it either way to be honest. I was just saying that it's a valid suggestion, whether Jeremy listens or not is up to him.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 02:47 PM   #74
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With 602458 users on LQ - it's very disappointing that this poll only got 316 votes.
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But the implicit suggestion with all the polls is that you are aware of the choices, use at least one of them, and can vote accordingly.
Do we see the connection here? I always feel a little guilty voting for the something "of the year," because I know that I only search until I find something I like and then rarely switch.

I've used Gnome and KDE, but not much and not in years. I'm very comfortable with emacs, so even if I try another editor, I wouldn't consider switching. I settled on mate-terminal some time ago, so I didn't even know Sakura existed until someone in the relevant vote mentioned it, and now I've switched to it. (Mate-terminal seemed to have some problem that was filling up my log.)

Anyway, I suspect that's why people don't vote. They assume their own experience is insufficient.
 
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Seriously?

14 people voted for LXDE... the heck.

Cinnamon will reign very soon. KDE/Plasma is a very eye-candy desktop, sure, but it takes more than that to be considered good.
 
  


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