Which Desktop Version Do You Prefer? Vote Here

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Which Desktop Version Do You Use/Prefer Vote Here

Poll ended at Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:39 pm

GNOME X32 Main
95
35%
GNOME X64
47
17%
KDE_CE X32
35
13%
KDE_CE X64
28
10%
Fluxbox_CE
10
4%
XFCE_CE
21
8%
LXDE_CE
23
8%
Custom Desktop-ON Desktop = EX: KDE / LXDE
9
3%
Other Linux Desktops= EX: ION,Moblin
5
2%
 
Total votes: 273

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Post by markfiend »

tower wrote:Prepare for a shock when the new Gnome arrives!
Indeed, if it goes the way it looks like going, I'll be moving full-time to the Fluxbox edition I think. (The two options I voted for were Gnome and Fluxbox. Kendall has done a great job with the Fluxbox CE IMO.)
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I have to say, I'm quite surprised at the support for the LXDE edition so far.
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Given the few number of votes cast and the large numbers of Mint out there, I wonder how representative this survey will turn out to be?
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tower wrote:Given the few number of votes cast and the large numbers of Mint out there, I wonder how representative this survey will turn out to be?
I think as the sample size increases you will see Gnome and KDE both distance themselves from the smaller DEs. I think Xfce probably has a much wider usage than Lxde but judging from these numbers I may be surprised. At any rate, I think we have a smaller group of more serious users taking this poll and as such you will see more of the smaller window managers than the average joe who just uses Mint but does not participate in the forum and is not such an enthusiast as us.
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In the UK WAG stands for wives and girlfriends, often used for the soccer players ladies!
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tower wrote:In the UK WAG stands for wives and girlfriends, often used for the soccer players ladies!
Good thing I clarified then, huh? :lol:
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Post by enfield »

Based on experience, I prefer KDE and the KDE apps, but KDE drives me crazy with stability problems. I've evolved thru Redhat, Fedora, Kubuntu, and Debian (all with KDE) to Mint. I'll stick with Gnome for a while and see if it grows on me.
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I use Gnome in my Sabayon "Five" computer. But I voted for LXDE and Fluxbox because I have Mint fluxbox CE and Mint LXDE CE CD's that I use to install for other people.
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Post by Roin »

I prefer using my very own Desktop with IceWM and ROX, it just suites better to my needs.
I somehow cant live with the stuff that comes as default, Mint looks to perfect with the default desktop that I could never enjoy changing something on the default look of GNOME LOL.

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Post by Robin »

Kendall wrote:I have to say, I'm quite surprised at the support for the LXDE edition so far.
Don't be, it's pro'lly the best newbie-friendly de for netbooks and really old 'puters. It looks kinda Win98ish, but that's perfect for people who like things really simple and don't care for all the special effects and stuff.

My grampa used to gripe about things like cellular phones that have all kindsa features he didn't ask for and has no use for:
Cripes, I don't need the damned thing to tell me what my dreams mean and I don't want a freakin' starmap of the Alpha Quadrant or access to the universe. I just want a phone, dammit!
LXDE is for 'puter users who "just want a computer, thank you..." And it's nice, point-and-click simplicity. I look forward to seeing if "the 'buntu bug" gets dealt with effectively in Lubuntu and Mint 9 LXDE when they're ready. Thank you for working on that!

One more quote from my wise and funny grampa:
You wanna know what the original point-and-click interface was Robin? It was called "Colt Firearms." Just point and click.


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Got one of them Colt point and clickers myself
Robin wrote: One more quote from my wise and funny grampa:
You wanna know what the original point-and-click interface was Robin? It was called "Colt Firearms." Just point and click.
It even has a scroll thingy that goes round when you click. :lol:
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dawgdoc wrote:Got one of them Colt point and clickers myself.
It even has a scroll thingy that goes round when you click. :lol:
We shoot skeet and five-stand on the weekends. It's a li'l trickier than just point-and-click. You gotta anticipate, point the cursor to where the target is going to be, and click at just the right time...

Pointin' and clickin',
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How do I determine which version I am running?
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newyorkpaulie wrote:How do I determine which version I am running?
In a terminal enter

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inxi -S
(capitalization matters)

or using the menu:
Menu > Administration > System Monitor > System (tab)
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I voted for Gnome but may switch to KDE when Gnome 3 is released :lol:
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dawgdoc wrote:
newyorkpaulie wrote:How do I determine which version I am running?
In a terminal enter

Code: Select all

inxi -S
(capitalization matters)

or using the menu:
Menu > Administration > System Monitor > System (tab)
Thanks! That brought up:
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But is there a way to find what version of "8" I installed (XFCE_CE or LXDE_CE)?
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newyorkpaulie wrote:System: Host paulie-laptop Kernel 2.6.31-14-generic i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition
But is there a way to find what version of "8" I installed (XFCE_CE or LXDE_CE)?
Linux Mint 8 Helena - Main Edition = Gnome Desktop.

The "Main Edition" on Linux Mint is always Gnome.
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Voted for Gnome x32 Main :)
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Gnome... I tried KDE long time ago, but it didn't work well with Compiz. Anyone using KDE with compiz? Does it work now?
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Most likely these results will change significantly with the arrival of Gnome 3... :roll:
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