Poll: Desktop environments

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Which desktop environments do you use?

Cinnamon
1476
30%
Fluxbox, OpenBox, Blackbox, *box
147
3%
Gnome Fallback
149
3%
Gnome Shell
464
9%
KDE
543
11%
LXDE
316
6%
MATE
963
19%
Other non-listed DE (Enlightenment, Trinity, RazorQT, ROX) or not using or planning to use any of the DEs listed in this poll.
101
2%
Unity
182
4%
Xfce
642
13%
 
Total votes: 4983

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by herbie643 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:45 pm

I use Mate and love it. I tried Cinnamon but found, not to be rude, disjointed. Go here for this setting, go there for another. No centralization. When you right-click on the desktop and choose Change Background, that's it. Nothing else, UNLESS you go for All Settings (I think). But if you click on the taskbar Settings they are something else. Then you have to take into account the 'Shell' which I would equate to 'Controls' from the Gnome 2 theme management. Then go someplace else for icons. Sheesh. Mate is sooo simple to use. Of course I am old Gnome 2 user so I guess you could say I am biased, perhaps in a big way.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth.

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by eren » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:23 pm

Mate

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by mysoomro » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:42 am

KDE is my favorite Desktop Environment.
When I started using mint; Katya was the release that I got. I installed GNOME in it. Didn't like it much, so changed to KDE. But It used to freeze a lot. Somehow managed to go on.
Life became a lot easier with Lisa KDE. It was really great. Used it for a long time. And there were almost no freeze or speed issues..
When Maya came, I couldn't control myself. And got an image for Maya Cinnamon. It seemed to be good, but some friend on Xchat IRC said i should try xfce and it is better than Cinnamon. But I didn't installed either of those; I got KDE again. But unfortunately it was too damn slow.. It was so irritating.. So switched to XFCE.
Well! it's good. Fast and elegant..
But I like KDE..
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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by linuxdude2 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:38 pm

Can somebody tell me if there are application compatibility problems in Cinnamon compared to MATE?

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by lendote » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:08 am

Hi,
Experience distro like openSuse 12.1, Fedora 16, MageIA 2 and ubuntu 12.04, I now discovering Linux Mint with MATE DE.
Concerning Cinnamon .. in a near futur, dual booting on my ACER 5552G.

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by teatime » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:49 pm

New user - Cinnamon and I like it - thank you!

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by dorrellkc » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:13 pm

kde is for sure my favorite.

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by Mushorwell » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:00 pm

My gnome 3, cinnamon and KDE get extremely sluggish when my computer is not connected to a network/internet. I do not understand what the cause of this could be, is it possible that simply being connected to a network can enhance the performance of these DE's or could this issue be something more to do with the graphics driver I use, or maybe ultimately there is something very wrong with my linux mint setup (ie. might have to fresh install and start over to fix this)? For the mean-time I have managed to set up a good AwesomeWM session for fallback purposes and when I am not connected to a network.
Has anyone encountered a similar problem?

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by baptiste » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:51 pm

maybe the network card driver is crazy.
doing some pointless thing all over again and again.
if you run "top" in a terminal, can you see an offending process using 100% of a core?
does disabling in BIOS, or removing the network card/interface/stick, "solve" the problem?

if not, this is deep.
a reason for your computer working with awesome may be, if no network manager is launched, then none of the crazyness happens.
you may try disabling the networking manager in gnome/KDE, preventing it from being launched or even removing try ; try to use wicd instead.

when I install a desktop that only gets network from cabled internet, I get rid of the network manager and use a simple /etc/network/interfaces file. old text and CLI but that gives me one less thing to worry about.

btw, I awesome is a good choice for tiling manager I'll have to try it :). there are so many ones. I may judge it given the names, most are non-descriptive but there's "awesome" and "ratpoison", surely the former will be easier than the latter :oops:

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by Flemur » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:06 am

linuxdude2 wrote:Can somebody tell me if there are application compatibility problems in Cinnamon compared to MATE?
No problems here w/Cinnamon except for the "Panel Launcher", which randomly removes or changes launchers and became invisible (can't access it to add items) when it was empty. FWIW.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by tarkus » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:37 pm

MATE totally rocks!!! I've been a long time Gnome user, but really hated what they did with Gnome 3. Just started running MATE with Mint 13, and it's true Gnome, just like it should be. :D :D

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by toope » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:43 pm

tarkus wrote:MATE totally rocks!!! I've been a long time Gnome user, but really hated what they did with Gnome 3. Just started running MATE with Mint 13, and it's true Gnome, just like it should be. :D :D
I 2nd this - MATE made my day :D

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by Asimov » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:35 am

Enlightenement, because it's the most flexible. I try KDE, but the pager is broken. I try openbox, but it keep crashing. The standard menu on Gnome is OK, but for non anglophone the iconic menu in the background is unusable because of the limitation of 12 character at the bottom of the icon. I have 12 icons with the word "Gestionnaire" because for langage like French or Italian the order of the expression are different. In French, Italian the expression "display manager" would become something like"manager of display".

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by Wolfen69 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:56 pm

I'm using lxde right now, but who knows how long that will last. I get bored every few months and use something else. All DE's are good to me, and it really doesn't matter what I use.

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by Lord High Warlock » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:47 am

I'm in the 11%...KDE for me! :D

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by AllGamer » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:57 am

Wow! incredible

never expected to see Cinnamon to be so popular, i though it was just myself and very few others that actually like this new DE

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by veggen » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:57 am

Well, to be honest, it's probably not that popular outside of Mint community. But, that might change as well, 'cause Cinnamon is an actually good DE.

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by sobrus » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:29 am

Im using Mate+Compiz, wonderful DE.
But I have Cinnamon installed also and plan to use it in the near future.
Just waiting as it becomes more mature and stable.
Used to have xfce on suse, but it's a bit on the "too simple" side (for example lacks bluetooth support). Mate is better.

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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by Mintified » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:30 am

I absolutely loved Cinnamon, but kept getting wierd glitches like themes dropping out or the mint menu freezing while browsing for items. I had openSuse installed dual boot and KDE worked perfectly so I installed Mint KDE 13 when it arrived. I've had a perfectly smooth time with it so far (other than my noob ignorance and tinkering too much) and it is now the only linux OS on my system.

I'll probably try cinnamon again some time in the future but for now KDE is great.

Keep up the good work guys, you have a good loyal following and it can only get better as other distro's ignore their users needs.
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Re: Poll: Desktop environments

Post by MerelyJim » Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:13 pm

I like running Xfce on my Acer Netbook (32-bit, a few years old, only 1GB RAM) because the system resources are so minimal. I got so used to the interface, though, that after playing with Cinnamon and Mate for a few days each, I wiped the hard drive on a new Toshiba 64-bit laptop, and installed Xfce again. Little puppy really moves now! :lol:
Um... you have a back-up copy,right?
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