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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 11-27-2006, 09:44 AM   #61
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Been using fluxbox for a couple of years now.I find it to be light and fast.If you edit the menu to your prefs you only see what you use.(i always type kdeinit into term incase I'll be using a kde app).Cheers.
Old 11-27-2006, 09:48 PM   #62
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I use KDE because I thought it looked nicer when I first started using linux and would switch between gnome and kde... finally settling on kde. I kept using KDE and then started switching distros finally settling on *buntu. I guess any choice people make is going to be perfect for them because its all about choice. For a newbie I would choose a popular environment only because there is more support for it that is easily obtainable.
Old 11-28-2006, 10:08 PM   #63
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openbox FTW.
Old 11-29-2006, 12:19 AM   #64
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Wow... so many KDE users. I'm happy.
Old 11-29-2006, 07:13 AM   #65
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I think I'm having a deja-vu with this thread...

Ofcourse KDE on my primary pc, but the small one is loaded with XFCE.
Old 11-30-2006, 01:03 AM   #66
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Originally Posted by vangelis
Ofcourse KDE on my primary pc, but the small one is loaded with XFCE.
Hi, the same here. Using KDE on my primary PC and XFCE on my 300 MHZ 64MB Laptop for xampp. Bye.

Last edited by madking75; 11-30-2006 at 01:05 AM.
Old 11-30-2006, 06:15 AM   #67
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There is a web page devoted to window managers with information and where you can also vote for them:
Old 11-30-2006, 09:04 AM   #68
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I'm a noob, started using linux 4 weeks ago... allthough I've tried it before. I use KDE. When i become more experienced I'll try something really lightwight....
Old 12-02-2006, 02:44 PM   #69
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At the moment I am using Gnome.


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Old 12-02-2006, 03:16 PM   #70
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Fluxbox and XFCE
Old 12-10-2006, 07:24 PM   #71
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Has anybody had a look at

I really like this site and it helped me to choose which window maker to try. It gives many useful information.

Old 12-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #72
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KDE all the way.
Old 12-11-2006, 01:45 PM   #73
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Fluxbox 1.0-rc2 here
Old 12-12-2006, 08:49 PM   #74
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Wow... I'm amazed how less people use Fvwm...

I dunno, I like Fvwm the best. I personally would never go for KDE/GNOME because its size.
Old 12-14-2006, 04:42 AM   #75
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