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View Poll Results: What is your favourite DE
KDE 75 43.86%
XFCE 52 30.41%
fluxbox 21 12.28%
blackbox 0 0%
fvwm2 9 5.26%
twm 2 1.17%
wmaker 3 1.75%
Gnome Mate 5 2.92%
Gnome2 1 0.58%
Gnome3 3 1.75%
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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your slackware DE

Just out of curiousity what is your favourite desktop envireonment on Slackware ?
Old 06-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #2
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I'll probably get laughed at for this, but mine is compiz-fusion.
Old 06-09-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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I couldn't vote as I use Enlightenment on my Slackware and that wasn't given as an option.
Old 06-09-2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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KDE is the only fully functional desktop which is in the default installation. Everything works right out of the box.

Some people say that it's bloated, but I don't care. I've tried 'skinny' DEs before, and without exception I always end up looking for ways to add functionality which is present under KDE.

I am keeping a close watch on XFCE though.

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Old 06-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #5
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I used XFCE for a long time, because it's just a little lighter than KDE. After building a custom kernel, I'm back to KDE tho. What can I say, I like the polish.
Old 06-09-2013, 07:30 AM   #6
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I just installed razorqt/openbox from SBo and and am fast falling in love with it! This is on 64-current. KDE was a bit laggy, xfce a little better but razorqt is the winner on this 08 vintage laptop for features vs speed; 1 GB RAM is probably the bottleneck. I also installed qtfm, a good complement. True, some features are missing (network shares are a noticeable one) but I'll figure that out as I go.
Old 06-09-2013, 07:32 AM   #7
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Location: Sweden
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Voted KDE although I actually use i3wm. But I guess that's considered a WM rather than a full fledged DE.
Old 06-09-2013, 08:05 AM   #8
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Your poll does not include mwm (it ships with lesstif, so it is part of Slackware) nor the Common Desktop Environment which
can be installed on Slackware (maybe more easily than GNOME 3). Other window managers that
could be used with Slackware are icewm, AfterStep, Enlightenment etc... see Anyway, I voted for Windowmaker (but I also use CDE).

It would be interesting to break the final results between full DEs (KDE,GNOME,XFCE...) and
Old 06-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #9
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On which computer and at what times? Mostly KDE on the home desktop, mostly WindowMaker on the netbook, always Gnome on /dev/null
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #10
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I use XFCE mostly.
Old 06-09-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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I did a few fresh Slackware installs the other day and spent a few hours sampling KDE, and Xfce. For the purposes of this poll, I voted KDE, although I usually run Openbox or Dwm as a standalone window manager with whatever distro I'm using at the time.
Old 06-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #12
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Since KDE is the default, why mess with perfection?
Old 06-09-2013, 09:36 AM   #13
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My favorite is KDE, as it is a complete and full-featured desktop environment. I run xfce on one of my older slow and memory-poor laptops. As much as I like KDE, I wouldn't say it's perfect. I wish the developers would focus on improving performance. Nepomuk virtouso-t consumes a lot of CPU.
Old 06-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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No xmonnad?
Old 06-09-2013, 10:17 AM   #15
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I use Xfce, with some componints of KDE.


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