Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

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Which Desktop Environment(s) Do You Use With Linux Mint?

Poll ended at Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:02 am

MGSE (Gnome 3 with Mint Gnome Shell Extensions)
13
5%
Cinnamon
73
27%
MATE
34
13%
KDE
24
9%
Gnome 2
49
18%
Gnome 3 (Gnome Shell without MGSE)
16
6%
XFCE
31
11%
LXDE
17
6%
Fluxbox
6
2%
Other / I don't use Linux Mint
9
3%
 
Total votes : 272

Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby guimaster on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:25 pm

Habitual wrote:
guimaster wrote:...as scientifcally accurate as possible...Please don't vote in the poll if you are using another Linux Distro other than Mint....


...Other / I don't use Linux Mint...

Once again, being ever so cynical, question "scientific" and "accurate"
Either modify the poll if possible, or the Opening Post.

Thanks.


I put that option in because I knew that lots of people wouldn't read what I wrote and they would vote anyway.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby Monsta on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:47 pm

guimaster wrote:I put that option in because I knew that lots of people wouldn't read what I wrote and they would vote anyway.

Now I wonder if this option will be changed to something like "I don't read the first post in the poll threads" on 09 Sep 2012 :D
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby realitykid on Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:25 pm

I'm currently using Cinnamon 1.4 on my laptop with Mint 12. Although I have MATE and Gnome-Shell with MGSE installed, I do not like nor use them. I just can't be bothered to remove them. Cinnamon is exactly what I wanted. I don't mind some of the bugs, since I know that it's in its very early days of life. I just hope that Clem and the other devs will put Cinnamon on Mint 13 as the default, assuming that Cinnamon is stable enough by then.

I also use XFCE on my old Pentium 4 Dell machine with LMDE. I only really use it as a way to act as a router so that I can use my 360 on Xbox Live and Netflix (on account that the internal wireless in my 360 stopped working).
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby AlbertP on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:46 am

Me too. I have four desktops isntalled (Mate, Gnome 3, Cinnamon and Unity) but I only use Cinnamon. Mate is not bad but I don't really like Gnome 3/ Unity.
MGSE makes life easier but Cinnamon is even better.

By the way, I never knew 360's had wireless. I used ethernet when helping a friend connecting a 360 to the net.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby realitykid on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:40 pm

AlbertP wrote:By the way, I never knew 360's had wireless. I used ethernet when helping a friend connecting a 360 to the net.


The 360 S, which was released to market in 2010, has built in wireless. Every other model before then required a USB Wireless Adapter to connect wirelessly. Otherwise, you were stuck with ethernet.

My 360 S, unfortunately, lost wireless functionality. I do not know why. Oh well, though. Microsoft takes too long to fix things, so I figured I could just connect it to my old desktop and still get onto the internet without running a ridiculously long cable to the kitchen from my bedroom.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby cwwgateway on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:32 pm

I have an old Pentium 4 HT Gateway Desktop running Mint 9 XFCE, which is really nice considering how fast it is, and I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop with Mint 12 that has MATE, Gnome Shell, and Cinnamon, although I switch between MATE (which I like, but it seems kind of a work around) and Cinnamon (which I really like but isn't quite as good as gnome 2, but it's getting there). I also use Mint 11 with Gnome 2 when I get sick of trying to make new things work like old things.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby realitykid on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:44 am

Just wanted to say that I replace LMDE on my Pentium 4 Dell desktop with Linux Mint 12 and am now using MATE on it. Not something I'd want on my primary system, but it works well on my dated hardware.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby Miekuxi on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:02 am

Cinnamon and Mint.....
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby drumBE on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:43 am

kde, hopefully soon the new iso with lmde, now working on mint 12 kde
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby laofzu on Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Mate is definitely my first choice. Cinnamon has a nice looking application menu, but the themes leave a lot to be desired. It took a lot of work to get back my Shiki Wise look. Never did care for the Mint metal or metal-x look. Too hard on the eyes when you work on the computer all day. Also, where are the panel apps especially the weather app. The one offered in Cinnamon apps is no match for the old one in Gnome 2 and Mate. And, who dreamed up the convoluted way of moving panel applets in Cinnamon. Mate with a sharper looking main menu like Cinnamon would be perfect. And please, please allow the favorites, search and other clutter to be optional. I never have any desire or need to use them. I know some people like this stuff, but I am not one of them. Keep it simple is my approach. Xfce and Lxde are interesting but too much trouble to configure all the time. Might be necessary on old, slow machines; but I don't have one of those. KDE is buggy and too much trouble to configure the panel applets and menus.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby crosenblum on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:16 pm

Even though I am really new to linux, I really like the cinnamon desktop, allows me to have a custoizable taskbar, that looks somewhat like windows, so creating an experience that isn't too unfamiliar.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby z06gal on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:14 pm

I am in love with Cinnamon. I just cannot like Unity or Gnome Shell at this point although I realize they are a work in progress. I think Cinnamon will be off the charts great by the time Mint 13 comes out. I think what Clem has planned will make it very hard to beat :wink:
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:56 pm

It's a bit confusing the Mint devs spend so much time on both MATE and Cinnamon as Cinnamon seems to be what's gonna eventually kill MATE. Can only imagine a very little handful of Gnome 2 diehards choosing MATE over Cinnamon or non-Gnome alternatives the coming years and the votes seem to reflect that. If Cinnamon hadn't been then MATE would have had a fighting chance at least.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby esteban1uy on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:42 pm

That's because MATE is the only Gnome2-like alternative that works out-of-the-box in systems without 3D hardware acceleration. If you have an old pc you won't be able to run Cinnamon, at least until muffin can use LLVMpipe: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=98711. But even having LLVMpipe support, as it is a software renderer, on very old systems it could be problematic because all the graphics will rely on the CPU processing power, so having MATE as an alternative will be very handy.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:08 am

Good point, had forgotten about that, but then there's Gnome Classic for that exact purpose :D
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby esteban1uy on Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:05 am

Of course, but very few people likes Gnome Classic and it is known that is somehow "marked for deletion".
On the other hand, those in charge of Mint's project (Clem and his team) have maintained a very smart strategy: never go out without a Plan B.
What if something terrible happens to Ubuntu?: We have LMDE.
And what if... to Gnome?: That's what MATE is for.

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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby pony-tail on Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:31 am

I had to vote for Gnome 2 because that is what my primary machine is running .
I also have machines running Gnome 3 Shell ( Gentoo ) Unity ( Ubuntu 12.04 ) Cinnamon ( on my test machine - because I keep breaking it - it was fine at 1.2 and went wrong at 1.3 ) and KDE ( on Mepis ) .
In the op's original text he said "on Mint " so Mint 11 gnome 2 it is .
Cinnamon looks promising , and is the least offensive of the new Desktop environments .
I recently installed Windows 8 test version and it ( on a desktop ) is worse than any of these . I can use any of them successfully jut that some are pleasant to use and some - Not so much !
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby fraxinus_63 on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:52 am

Still running Gnome 2, in the beautiful Minty iteration forming part of Mint 10. In the long term I expect I'll use Cinnamon, but I am in no hurry to go anywhere else right now.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:37 am

esteban1uy wrote:My grandpa always says "If PanAm disappeared... then anything can disappear" (he is a retired commercial pilot).


A wise man! The Egyptian dynasties, the Roman empire, PanAm, nothing is safe.
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Re: Mint Desktop Environment Popularity Poll

Postby Relative on Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:20 pm

I use Mate for the simple reason I haven't been able to get past the black screen that comes up in Cinnamon for every application I try to start.

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