What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

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What is your favourite Desktop Environment or Window Manager

KDE
85
38%
Gnome
77
35%
XFCE
12
5%
Box Window Manager (Fluxbox, Openbox, Blackbox)
22
10%
Enlightenment 16
0
No votes
Enlightenment 17
13
6%
ROX
0
No votes
CDE
0
No votes
Nextstep GUI
0
No votes
Other
14
6%
 
Total votes : 223

What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:06 pm

What is your preferred Desktop Environment or Window Manager? And Why?

I personally prefer E17 because of its speed, functionality and eye candy. If I had to choose more I would pick XFCE and then Gnome.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or Window Manager

Postby 67GTA on Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:27 pm

KDE baby! I'm a tweak/power freak. I also like the KDE apps better than Gnome. E17 is beautiful, but I get lost easy since I'm used to the KDE interface.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or Window Manager

Postby molom on Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:36 pm

67GTA wrote:KDE baby! I'm a tweak/power freak. I also like the KDE apps better than Gnome. E17 is beautiful, but I get lost easy since I'm used to the KDE interface.


I do wish some apps for KDE were ported for GTK and others. Anybody can admit that K3B is one of the most fully featured Burner programs in the linux world, which is open source. I know what you mean about getting lost, I had the same problem from the start, but since its still in heavy development I guess anyone can admit its a well developed environment. I tend to stuff up KDE when I want to customize it. Probably KDE4 will tempt me to use KDE more, since I heard its going to be faster than KDE 3.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby atlef on Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:53 am

I voted Gnome.

First time I used any Unix distro, KDE was tha bomb, and I felt lost using Gnome. That all changed when I tried Ubuntu 5.04. So now it is only Gnome for me.

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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby MALsPa on Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:20 am

I use KDE, GNOME, Fluxbox, Openbox, and Xfce, and I like them all very much.

But I voted for KDE.

For one thing, when I configure things, KDE seems the most stable and lets me do the most things.

Second, I like certain KDE apps no matter which DE or WM I'm using. But, for example, when using a KDE distro, I don't find myself looking for any GNOME apps.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:29 am

The only confusing program that I had when I started off with KDE was Konqourer, it was so confusing in my opinion (especially for Windows Users), but I haven't tried Dolphin yet.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby VaMPiRiC_CRoW on Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:24 am

My favourite is KDE.

For older PC's, Xfce...
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby micpet on Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:52 am

I voted for gnome. I get lost navigating the K-desktop. For me the gnome is easier and more intuitive.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby NoClue! on Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:03 am

Choose or die? I'll take Gnome but all of them can be fun with something to offer.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby Kynan on Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:03 am

Yea gnome for me 2. KDE is just too full on with options that most of the time you dont need em. Gnome hides them away for a nice clean looking environment. And kde apps have the kde theme about them and i personally hate the look but i gotta admit i use K3B as my burner app just love it.
(and whats with the prefix K infront of all the applications?)

Tho enlightenment 17 looks great when properly configured. Eg Elive. I installed enlightenment on mint and used it but was not at all impressed.
maybe when the mint team gets the e17 release out ill try it again and i might change my mind about it :D.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:30 am

Kynan wrote:Yea gnome for me 2. KDE is just too full on with options that most of the time you dont need em. Gnome hides them away for a nice clean looking environment. And kde apps have the kde theme about them and i personally hate the look but i gotta admit i use K3B as my burner app just love it.
(and whats with the prefix K infront of all the applications?)

Tho enlightenment 17 looks great when properly configured. Eg Elive. I installed enlightenment on mint and used it but was not at all impressed.
maybe when the mint team gets the e17 release out ill try it again and i might change my mind about it :D.


I also found that KDE has way to many settings as well in my opinion. I guess that's why I could break settings of the DE easily. The Mint e17 beta might be coming out this Monday/Tuesday.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby D-EJ915 on Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:03 am

Sawfish is what I've been using the most lately, but I switched back to FVWM again a few days ago. I love them both...I don't have a specific favourite, but it's not KDE, Gnome, XFCE or a Box, lol.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby hippy on Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:26 pm

I was always a big kde fan but when i came over to mint it was then just gnome, i could install kde but decided no i will give gnome a chance and i am glad i did. Gnome i am very happy with now so thats where my vote went
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:18 pm

Gnome seems to be the winner for now. I guess we never should change the DE for Daryna. I just have a certain thought on e17. I don't think anyone would be so tempted into using e17 when it's still considered to be an alpha/beta. I believe there is a future for it for lightweight DE's.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby LunkHead on Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:23 pm

E17 all the way!

2nd choice would be Gnome

Last choice would be KDE (way to Windows'ish for me)

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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby LunkHead on Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:26 pm

molom wrote:I don't think anyone would be so tempted into using e17 when it's still considered to be an alpha/beta.

Yes but have you ever seen an Alpha as stable as E17?

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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:30 pm

@ Lunkhead
I don't know If KDE is too windowish. Linux Mint 4.0 (Gnome) looks like the most windowish settup ive ever seen. I just have an obsession with lightweight DE's. I don't know whats wrong with me. And I love eyecandy, but I know KDE is the most popular Environment with eyecandy. But I also love e17. After joining the project, it even makes me love it even more. Thanks for your comment. It's good research to know the reason why other people dislike certain DE's and WM's more than others. I dislike KDE because of the so many options it has and it's not focused at all at being lightweight, it still beats Windows' speed :) . There are such tiny tweaks, that make me think that KDE is cluttered, but then again that's my opinion. Thanks for your comment Lunkhead.

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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby VaMPiRiC_CRoW on Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:50 pm

[quote="I dislike KDE because of the so many options it has and it's not focused at all at being lightweight, it still beats Windows' speed :) . There are such tiny tweaks, that make me think that KDE is cluttered, but then again that's my opinion.[/quote]
The next incoming version of KDE seems to revert that ;)

Wait and see...
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby LunkHead on Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:10 pm

@ molom

I agree that E17 is fast and has a very, very nice GUI... I love it!

As far as KDE goes, I'd also have to agree with you that it is very cluttered and difficult to navigate! I have never used KDE... I tried it a few times and almost immediately removed it!

The Mint gnome menu is very nice and yes it is kind of Windows'ie... BUT on the other hand I really think Mint is as close to a direct windows replacement as Linux has got yet....

I really like E17 and it is lightning fast and is amazingly very stable for an alpha release....


@VaMPiRiC_CRoW

I tried an alpha release of KDE 4 and don't think much will / has changed in it.... Same ol KDE, different version number... That's just my opinion and by no means a slam... I know many people love KDE and enjoy using it... As long as it's Linux I am glad people are using it be it the KDE, gnome, E17, ect version...

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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:28 pm

LunkHead wrote:
molom wrote:I don't think anyone would be so tempted into using e17 when it's still considered to be an alpha/beta.

Yes but have you ever seen an Alpha as stable as E17?

Kris


I was just saying it must be a very good DE/WM because its alpha material, but is still used. The only reason I think its considered to be alpha is because it hasn't been packed enough into a full DE. The etk apps are definately alpha (I wouldn't touch any of those apps). And there arn't enough features to be a full eye candy DE. There's no hard drive monitor, dictionary module or any other types of widgets/modules that other OS's have like Mac OS X. But it's still stable and fast, which makes it a DE for many people to cherish. This is why I think it's called an alpha. e17 is stable, it isn't full yet, that's all. Would anybody use KDE4/gnome alpha for there DE... I don't think so ;). By the way, there are some OS that are considered stable and would be still called an alpha/beta OS like Windows Vista. I think e17 could beat aero and the Windows Vista gui anytime. And e17 hasn't been marketed as much as other DE's. elive has done wanderful marketing to get awareness, even though it's one of the most broken OS's I've ever found. I haven't found any polished e17 distro (geubuntu 7.10 is one of the most polished, but I dislike the artwork a lot and I hate have two DE's work at the same time) and that's why I joined the Mint e17 project.
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