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View Poll Results: Which desktop environment do you use?
KDE 22 38.60%
GNOME 12 21.05%
XFCE 4 7.02%
Fluxbox 12 21.05%
Blackbox 2 3.51%
WindowMaker 3 5.26%
Other 2 3.51%
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
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Which desktop environment do you use?

Just wondering, which desktop environment do you all use? Personally I like KDE because it looks good and has a good foundation. How about you?
Old 09-26-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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I use KDE too because it's the default desktop in Slax.
Old 09-26-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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I'm sure there have been several polls like this, so a search may give you more stats.
Old 09-26-2005, 06:47 PM   #4
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GNOME is The One True Linux Desktop Environment
Old 09-26-2005, 08:39 PM   #5
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:12 AM   #6
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I use Fluxbox because I know a lot of it's ins-and-outs and it's easier than learning the same about another window manager.
Old 09-27-2005, 07:03 AM   #7
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I like fluxbox as I tend to use both gtk2 gnome and kde apps and I find it makes for a more consistent and simple desktop. The one feature that I like the most about fluxbox is enabling the mouse scroll wheel to swtich between workspaces. VERY handy and fast!

I have to say that both the Gnome and Kde desktops are brilliant and its amazing that they are freely distributable. Of the two I prefer Gnome as its more MacOS like.
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just installed it on my LFS system and i simply love it. its light-weight and there's so much to learn and to make it asthetically more apealing and functionally more accurate. its more of a learning experience with fluxbox.
before that i used kde. i am a big fan of that too. personally i dont like gnome... simply because it looks so much like windows (and finding things were a bit frustrating there)... may be i am wrong.... thats only my view. no hard feelings gnome fans..
Old 09-27-2005, 08:02 AM   #9
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Kde's taskbar and 'cough' start menu 'cough' are more windows like imo!

I remember using an earlier version of Gnome where the top corners of the display were rounded off exactly as MacOS does.
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i will go with rat-poison ...
plane ol xinit+ratpoison rocks
Old 09-27-2005, 08:32 AM   #11
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FVWM2. Still the best!
Old 09-30-2005, 05:56 AM   #12
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I usually use Enlightenment, but since it isn't on your list, I voted my secondary, fluxbox.
Old 10-01-2005, 01:00 AM   #13
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GNOME!!! First environment I used, went through KDE and fluxbox shortly, but I feel most comfy with Gnome. But KDE apps are also nice, which is why I prefer to have Gnome and KDE on the same system.

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From the start I haven't really liked KDE so I used gnome but since February'ish I have been using blackbox


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