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View Poll Results: Select your Desktop
KDE 132 43.56%
Gnome 85 28.05%
XFce 27 8.91%
FVWM 6 1.98%
IceWM 8 2.64%
CDE 2 0.66%
Other (detail on post please) 43 14.19%
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:15 AM   #31
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I use the latest enlightnement (dr17) it is just so pretty and fairly easy to make themes for! The second one I use is Fluxbox then kde. I don't know what it is but I just don't like xfce, gnome, fvwm and icewm.
Old 10-03-2006, 09:36 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by aaries
I wonder how many linux users use a graphic boot/login or do most still use the terminal login and startx to a desktop...Do any still just run X apps directly without a desktop??.
I boot to a terminal log in, and then startx afterwards, if I need X at all. Sometimes, it's just easier to run everything without X.

When I do run X, it's generally fluxbox, although i've been meaning to try elightenment for some time now... maybe it's time I broke something...
Old 10-04-2006, 04:43 AM   #33
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KDE on desktops, Blackbox on my laptop (a P300 Thinkpad600, using KDE on it would not be effective nor amusing).
Old 10-04-2006, 05:02 AM   #34
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KDE right from the start. It's not that it's perfect. It is very heavy and eats a lot of resources but all the KDE applications are really mature (konqueror, kmail, koffice, amarok to name some) and I am really productive when using them.
Old 10-04-2006, 05:44 AM   #35
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I use GNOME frm the begenning. Simple and easy to configure. Looks gr8
Old 10-04-2006, 08:29 AM   #36
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:32 AM   #37
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I'm using Gnome. KDE has more built-in functionality, but anything Gnome lacks in a gui I can do with bash, and Gnome is less of a resource hog, while still looking good.
Old 10-04-2006, 08:46 AM   #38
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hmm the masse's are still kde-ers huh.. i started out on kde then quickly switched to gnome.. gnome is just sleeker to me. looks more professional
Old 10-16-2006, 06:23 AM   #39
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I began, as many, with KDE. Because it was eating too many resources, I moved to IceWM: I could use KDE applications with a totally configurable desktop. I then tryed windowmaker because I liked the new concept of this desktop. So using windowmaker now...!
Old 10-16-2006, 06:47 AM   #40
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Currently using gnome on my laptop though I've been trying to migrate to Xfce or Fluxbox. Fluxbox seems nice as it's so blazing fast and looks nice too
Old 10-16-2006, 09:21 AM   #41
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Fluxbox was not an option on the poll... very disapointing. So I vote other.
Old 10-16-2006, 12:31 PM   #42
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Well I'm using XP at the moment which I know is the wrong answer here. That's because both of my Linux boxes are over on Digg at the moment coincidentally viewing KDE stories. "Top 3 reasons to use KDE" (a merry old Digg dispute) and "KDE Edutainment".

KDE is what I started with 14 months ago and is just as good and in some ways superior to the desktop enviroment I am currently using--although Win FanBoyz would strenuously disagree.

KDE is great for the average user and lots of advanced users like just as much. Peace.
Old 10-16-2006, 03:17 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by con
Other... Openbox with pypanel, really nice on the laptop, doesnt take up to much space and is fast.. Also looks a little nicer than Fluxbox.
same again, i just use lxpanel instead.
Old 10-17-2006, 02:48 AM   #44
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WMII is the only one for me. I used to use Xfce earlier, and liked it, but I doubt I would feel comfortable there after having been enlightened by the greatness of WMII.
Old 10-17-2006, 05:47 AM   #45
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GNOME mainly because it looks sleek but stays out of my way. Since my computer is complete overkill for most tasks (besides games for which I have a special X startup script to kill as most overhead as possible) I use GNOME instead of fluxbox (another favorite or XFce). I used to be a console junkie, but then I discovered that its much more efficient for me to have my music, stock ticker, and about 30 different xterms fired up at once in GUI mode then to use multiple vc's or screen.


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