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View Poll Results: Which Desktop You Use?
KDE 90 42.45%
GNOME 38 17.92%
FLUXBOX 32 15.09%
ICEWM 8 3.77%
XFce 12 5.66%
BLACKBOX 3 1.42%
FVWM 1 0.47%
OTHER 7 3.30%
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Old 07-16-2003, 02:37 PM   #31
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fluxbox but i have heard many people comment on XPde
Old 07-18-2003, 10:32 AM   #32
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IceWM because it's the only one that can TILE windows

IceWM because it's the only one that can TILE windows via a hotkey.

I might use another one if I could.

I'm trying to learn python so I can make a standalone program that does it for me so I can try other ones.
Old 07-18-2003, 02:07 PM   #33
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afterstep is my favourite
Old 07-18-2003, 09:52 PM   #34
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How is XPde? I've been looking at setting up Linux on all the comps at work as a more cost effective solution to WinXP for everyone to use but I'm afraid that the old windows users might whine about how different any of the WMs/DEs are from Win... What I'm asking is, is XPde a viable desktop solution? I tried it once but could never get it to work right... just succeded in jacking up my GDM install...
Old 07-19-2003, 12:32 PM   #35
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KDE of course
Old 07-28-2003, 02:21 PM   #36
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as of now im using gnome...
i think i will like that so called KDE lolz
Old 07-28-2003, 04:21 PM   #37
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KDE of Course !!!
Old 07-29-2003, 03:41 AM   #38
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Can't believe I haven't voted in this yet. I started trying Linux on a couple of ancient computers so, when I had X at all, I went for the lightweight wms - tried a few and used blackbox almost exclusively. (Though the first I ever saw of Linux after my first install was an old KDE desktop.) Now, even though it's not a necessity on this computer (1.1 GHz Athlon, 512MB RAM) I still like the boxes and switched to Fluxbox because it's got a few frills over blackbox but is still very blackbox-like.

So, fluxbox!
Old 10-20-2003, 04:53 PM   #39
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WindowMaker all the way. 4 years now.
Old 10-20-2003, 05:16 PM   #40
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XFCE rules, its fast and looks good
Old 10-21-2003, 12:51 AM   #41
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Sawfish and ROX

The best gui file manger ever!!
Old 10-21-2003, 02:35 AM   #42
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before the new kde and gnomes came out, i used kde because it was much better than gnome

then i decided to go with fluxbox because it was better than both kde and gnome (looked nicer to me)

now, i have just installed gentoo and i grabbed kde and gnome 2.4

i must say gnome 2.4 looks very nice to me and i dont wanna screw anything up so im gonna stick with gnome. kde is also nicer looking now. maybe when i get the balls to try again, i'll emerge fluxbox.
Old 10-21-2003, 06:25 AM   #43
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openbox v2 here, with gnome-settings-daemon beneath
it to make my fonts use the gnome font settings and so
that my gtk2 apps use the theme i have selected in gnome
as well.
Old 10-21-2003, 07:04 AM   #44
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I used to be a big KDE fan, but once I started using fluxbox and xfce, I never go to KDE or GNOME now. But I do open konqueror now and then when I feel that I have to browse through my disk(Not an easy task..tsk,tsk)


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