[Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

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What is your favorite DE?

Poll ended at 2017-07-17 14:28

Budgie
1
2%
Cinnamon
4
7%
GNOME
5
9%
KDE
11
20%
LXDE
1
2%
LXQt
0
No votes
MATE
6
11%
Openbox
4
7%
Xfce
17
31%
Other - please comment
5
9%
 
Total votes : 54

Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby dasein » 2016-07-18 02:41

sunrat wrote:...currently using Xfce on MX-15...

If you've not tried stevepusser's MX-16 KDE spin, it's definitely worth a look, IMO.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby No_windows » 2016-07-18 02:57

Bulkley wrote:I detest icons on the screen. For me a right click menu is mandatory.


I used to use a few icons on the desktop, but it only gave rise to more....... out of laziness really. It's just too easy for me to save something to the desktop so I don't have to look for it later. That was back in my M$ Windows days. Besides it's kind of like storing stuff that you need quickly on the bottom of a pile.

My Linux/Debian desktops are icon free now, outside of the taskbar. My VM desktops usually don't even have a taskbar. They are truly free of everything but a clock created with Conky.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby sunrat » 2016-07-18 03:49

dasein wrote:
sunrat wrote:...currently using Xfce on MX-15...

If you've not tried stevepusser's MX-16 KDE spin, it's definitely worth a look, IMO.


MX-16? I know of his MX-15 spin and intend to try it, but it is KDE4, no?
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby JLloyd13 » 2016-07-18 04:01

sunrat wrote:
dasein wrote:
sunrat wrote:...currently using Xfce on MX-15...

If you've not tried stevepusser's MX-16 KDE spin, it's definitely worth a look, IMO.


MX-16? I know of his MX-15 spin and intend to try it, but it is KDE4, no?
I'm patiently but eagerly awaiting a good Plasma 5. I've heard OpenSuse does it ok, but I started Linux with rpm distros and don't want to go back. Also heard Kubuntu's Plasma 5 is meh. siduction was very usable until I broke it.



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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2016-07-18 06:46

xfce + kwin (and NO desktop icons).
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Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby mor » 2016-07-18 06:53

arochester wrote:Does Budgie not need a PPA to install in Jessie? (Don't break Debian)

It entered Unstable yesterday.
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Postby Alley Cat » 2016-07-18 08:47

Right now, my two faves are Budgie and Pantheon. Budgie ranks higher for me though as Solus is a promising new distro and Elementary is just another Ubuntu spin.

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Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby deborah-and-ian » 2016-07-18 11:33

dasein wrote:KDE's Dolphin also has "custom actions," except they're called "service ...


Ad noted, I need a desktop that stays out of my way. The only ones that manage that without much tweaking are LXDE and Xfce, and Pcmanfm is just too rudimentary for me.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Ardouos » 2016-07-18 12:13

wizard10000 wrote:I ran KDE for years, switching to Crunchbang four years ago where I learned to love *box. Took fluxbox and openbox about as far as I wanted to and decided to revisit KDE; installed Plasma5 under Sid and have been tweaking things ever since.


Nice, loving the KDE/ conky setup. I will wait until KDE 5 hits stable before I use it though.

I am still slowly tweaking my system here and there trying to get the best configuration for me. I access most of my software with keybindings rather than right click, but I probably will create a quick setup for a comfortable right click menu as I am still using the default one.
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Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Rildebai » 2016-07-18 18:15

dasein wrote:Purely pedantic point: Openbox is a WM, not a DE

Hi dasein.

Point taken. :wink:
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Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Rildebai » 2016-07-18 18:22

deborah-and-ian wrote:Xfce because it stays out of my way and Thunar has custom actions.

Hi deborah-and-ian.

Like your username. :)

I love Xfce but much prefer the Caja file manager in MATE.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Gyokuro » 2016-07-18 18:30

Longtime XFCE user but switched to Cinnamon and I like it (nothing wrong with XFCE I got bored and installed Cinnamon).
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Rildebai » 2016-07-18 18:31

dasein wrote:
pcdoctor01 wrote:I loved KDE during the 3.x days and eventually got tired of the 4.x bugs.

KDE 3.x is still around, via TDE (Trinity). Exegnulinux has a live media version. (I've tried it; it rocks.)

Hi dasein.

Yes, Trinity is damn good alright. Incredibly light and I love the old school feel.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Rildebai » 2016-07-18 18:32

Gyokuro wrote:Longtime XFCE user but switched to Cinnamon and I like it (nothing wrong with XFCE I got bored and installed Cinnamon).

Hi Gyokuro.

I've never warmed to Cinnamon -- it reminds me too much of KDE.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Rildebai » 2016-07-18 18:44

KBD47 wrote:Xfce my favorite. MATE a close second...

Hi KBD47.

For me, it's the other way around. :P
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