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

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

Postby LunkHead on Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:11 am

Understood sir! My apologies as I mis-understood your OP...

I agree that GeUbuntu is a very nice distro... The art can be easily changed though...

I am using Mint 4.0 with E17 at the moment and am really looking forward to the Mint E17 release!!! Should be something special and very nice...

If you all need anything for the E17 release please do not hesitate to ask as I am very willing to assist! :)

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

Postby bigbearomaha on Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:15 am

For Mint, I had to vote for Xfce. Xfce is simple, easy to navigate, does the main things I need a desktop to do.

To me, KDE is ok for a certain type of environment/usage and Gnome is never my top choice.

But I always have room for Xfce, especially the version that comes from Mint.

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

Postby molom on Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:56 am

LunkHead wrote:Understood sir! My apologies as I mis-understood your OP...

I agree that GeUbuntu is a very nice distro... The art can be easily changed though...

I am using Mint 4.0 with E17 at the moment and am really looking forward to the Mint E17 release!!! Should be something special and very nice...

If you all need anything for the E17 release please do not hesitate to ask as I am very willing to assist! :)

Kris


Don't worry. I've made many sentences, where people have understood my point, so it's my fault. At the moment I have found a very good icon artist, who is interested in making a whole theme for the Mint e17 project. I believe this is going to be one of the most complete e17 distro ever! Most e17 distros are made by one person. Geubuntu is made by one Italian guy and elive is made by only one guy (I think his American). I think gOS is only made by two people (One of them was an 'apple computers' developer). Imagine one guy developing a distro, artwork, a website, a forum and fixing bugs for one distro without anyone elses help, that is heaps of work. Mint17 has many members and developers and that's why I think we can achieve the goal of making a distro of 'ease of use', 'full of eyecandy' and 'complete e17 distro'. If you have any talent with ideas, artwork or so on you are more than welcome to help kris. Anyone else that is interested in helping is welcome.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:59 am

bigbearomaha wrote:For Mint, I had to vote for Xfce. Xfce is simple, easy to navigate, does the main things I need a desktop to do.

To me, KDE is ok for a certain type of environment/usage and Gnome is never my top choice.

But I always have room for Xfce, especially the version that comes from Mint.

Big Bear


XFCE is my second choice. I don't like e16 and I don't know anyone who does like e16. I love lightweight DE's and that's why I like e17 and xfce. I don't want to touch a WM like fluxbox though, I need something complete. Fluxbuntu progresses very slowly and that's why I'm not interested in helping or using their distro, the community is too small to make their distro a fast developing distro.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby Pikey on Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:38 am

Another E17 fan here ... waiting patiently for the MintE17 release !!

While we are here, is there an app for creating E17 themes? ...
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:56 am

Pikey wrote:Another E17 fan here ... waiting patiently for the MintE17 release !!

While we are here, is there an app for creating E17 themes? ...


I don't have a clue. Ask on ubuntu forums there are plenty of e17 fanatics there. RAV TUX is the person who I know of that should know.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby kanishka on Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:40 am

I voted for GNOME, but just because I still have to find an E17 distro that's really good. Mint17 could be the one ;)
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:33 am

kanishka wrote:I voted for GNOME, but just because I still have to find an E17 distro that's really good. Mint17 could be the one ;)


It should be :D
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby DUDE_2000 on Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:21 pm

Gnome.
KDE runs too slowly, and I feel is cluttered.
I haven't used tho other ones, except XCFE, which I felt was the same as Gnome
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:50 pm

KDE is beating gnome... That's odd, but interesting.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby VaMPiRiC_CRoW on Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:53 pm

molom wrote:KDE is beating gnome... That's odd, but interesting.

Maybe that can make Mint developers change the Main edition to use KDE instead of Gnome...
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby NoClue! on Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:09 pm

I think the hacks jacking the pclinuxos distrowatch ratings are here..........hahaha!

E17 beating xfce????
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:32 pm

VaMPiRiC_CRoW wrote:
molom wrote:KDE is beating gnome... That's odd, but interesting.

Maybe that can make Mint developers change the Main edition to use KDE instead of Gnome...


I hope not :lol:
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:36 pm

NoClue! wrote:I think the hacks jacking the pclinuxos distrowatch ratings are here..........hahaha!

E17 beating xfce????


Don't know why PCLOS is so popular. Like you said, it could be the pclos hackers :lol: . But Mint has been rated to be the top Distro by distrowatch and Sabayon, which was rated one of the worst is beating Mint. But Mint is just about to beat it, it's only around 20 points behind.

E17 is faster and looks a lot nicer than XFCE. XFCE is my second choice. But E17 isn't polished enough to be able to beat XFCE yet. It still beats fluxbox and ratpoison ( Very funny WM :D ).
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby Kynan on Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:29 am

molom wrote:Don't know why PCLOS is so popular.

Yea it beats me. I tried it for a while just felt ugly , cluttered, and not "radiacally simple" mint on the other hand is :D an i dont want kde to be the main wm :).
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:28 am

Kynan wrote:
molom wrote:Don't know why PCLOS is so popular.

Yea it beats me. I tried it for a while just felt ugly , cluttered, and not "radiacally simple" mint on the other hand is :D an i dont want kde to be the main wm :).


Probably its the best a KDE distro can get ;) . All PCLOS has is compiz and everything kubuntu has. I find Mint to be the best and most friendliest. I can't be bothered using PCLOS because its Mandriva based and I know I'll just be using a distro similar Kubuntu with Compiz. But there is a big difference in Linux Mint and Ubuntu in terms of looks and user friendliness.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby deadguy on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:20 am

I've always preferred kde.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby molom on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:34 am

deadguy wrote:I've always preferred kde.


As long it's related to Linux, I will always love it. No matter what DE/WM it is. I just really got sick Mac after using it for 3 years and don't find Windows fun to use.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby Catze on Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:38 am

I like KDE most, because Gnome is too unflexible in my eyes. But I have to admit I never tried XFCE or Enlightenment.
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Re: What is your preferred Desktop Environment or WM (Poll)

Postby FastGame on Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:00 am

It's sad to see the Mint user-forum revert to PCLinuxOS bashing, I only hope the PCLOS user-forum continues supporting Mint as it has......

I'm sure Clem will be disappointed in some.

BTW, as a long time Mint user I applied the so called "PCLOS hack" and voted for KDE.
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