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

Postby Gyokuro » 2016-07-18 18:48

Rildebai wrote:
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.


Hello and good day Rildebai,

never really liked KDE - KDE 3.5 was ok, Gnome 2.2 was fine but I cannot even remember when I started with XFCE so after many years/Debian releases I got bored and therefore installed Cinnamon and it's so far ok and for the moment I have shameless copied the look of Mint :D.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby tomazzi » 2016-07-18 20:58

XFCE++ ;)

I've commented on this in a previous DE poll thread, so I won't repeat myself here...

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

Postby KBD47 » 2016-07-18 21:58

Rildebai wrote:Hi KBD47.

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


MATE is impressive on both Ubuntu MATE and Mint MATE. I'm a bit of a minimalist so I like things uncluttered and that is why I like both Debian and XFCE :)
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby pendrachken » 2016-07-18 22:00

I was a die hard KDE fan, starting from 2.something and even through the first pretty painful parts of 4.x... then they hammered everything flat and fugly with 5.x, and I discovered Cinnamon, which reminds me of the older KDE releases; even if it isn't quite as configurable.

The other two desktops I like, and can use easily, are XFCE4 and Pantheon.

I do hate Thunar though, there are not many file managers WORSE than it ( Finder on Mac is one, god damn it is awful ).
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby sunrat » 2016-07-18 23:25

JLloyd13 wrote:
sunrat wrote: 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.


Neon?


Downloaded to try. It's Ubuntu based which is a negative factor IMO.
I'm so impressed with the stability and OOTB usability of MX-15 that I would consider MX with Plasma 5 to possibly be my ultimate Linux.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby kuroneko » 2016-07-19 01:01

I don't have a favorite Desktop Environment but I do have a favorite windows manager and it's i3.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby No_windows » 2016-07-19 04:40

pendrachken wrote:I do hate Thunar though, there are not many file managers WORSE than it


Really? What's wrong with it?
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby wizard10000 » 2016-07-19 10:19

No_windows wrote:Really? What's wrong with it?


Jumping on the bandwagon, my experience with Thunar has been that it's been considerably less than stable; pcmanfm has worked a heck of a lot better for me.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby edbarx » 2016-07-19 10:41

My favourite desktop environment is one that does not interfere with what I do with my programs, allows a bottom up installation, allows a good deal of customisation, does not behave like a hog when it comes to resource use, does not hide ethically questionable software lock-ins, and finally but not least, does not make assumptions about what I would do.

Does it even exist? No.
XFCE 4.10 is an acceptable approximation of the above.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby Rildebai » 2016-07-19 14:10

pendrachken wrote: ...

The other two desktops I like, and can use easily, are XFCE4 and Pantheon.

I do hate Thunar though, there are not many file managers WORSE than it ( Finder on Mac is one, god damn it is awful ).

Hi pendrachken.

I like what Peppermint 7 has done. They have a mix of Xfce panel + LXDE as the DE + Nemo file manager. I'd love a Debian Stable spin of this.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby pendrachken » 2016-07-19 14:56

No_windows wrote:
pendrachken wrote:I do hate Thunar though, there are not many file managers WORSE than it


Really? What's wrong with it?



I don't know if anything has been changed recently, but: It was too basic, it was slower than dirt when enumerating large directories, it didn't have very good VFS support ( no SSH / Samba / NFS integrations ) , dialogs used to be less than consistent, and it used to be less than stable. Basically it isn't a swiss army file manager like konqueror was, and I was used to the absolute power than konq gave me.

Maybe that has changed in the latest releases, but I don't feel the need to go back and check it out.... for the same reason I still use konqueror as a file manager instead of Dolphin, I have it hammered into the shape I want so that it works in the way I want it to.


Rildebai wrote:
pendrachken wrote: ...

The other two desktops I like, and can use easily, are XFCE4 and Pantheon.

I do hate Thunar though, there are not many file managers WORSE than it ( Finder on Mac is one, god damn it is awful ).

Hi pendrachken.

I like what Peppermint 7 has done. They have a mix of Xfce panel + LXDE as the DE + Nemo file manager. I'd love a Debian Stable spin of this.


Just install it yourself? There is nothing stopping you from setting up your desktop in that way. Initial setup might be annoying, but one you have everything set up the way you like it isn't hard to backup configs to get it the same for multiple installs.

I used to do this many many years ago with the e17 setup for DreamLinux, it looked awesome at the time, and was very usable.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby oswaldkelso » 2016-07-19 15:57

tbdtitw

close the thread :mrgreen:
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-07-19 17:19

Unfortunately the OP set this to go for a year:
Poll runs till 2017-07-17 08:28

oswaldkelso wrote:tbdtitw
close the thread :mrgreen:



Not sure what tbdtitw is ?
But I can try to search on that, ... as for the thread,...seems pointless to me,
but others seem to be enjoying it.
My favorite DE is not listed, but I did vote for one,...not important which one.
I do not base my decision on which desktop environment to use on "how popular " it is any way, I customize and make a DE I like, and really don't care what is the "favorite" of others,....Oddly enough the 2 "most" popular, are my least favorite, one is worse then the other, but neither are very good , in my opinion. And the all DE's seem to be getting worse , instead of better. Very high ram consumption, and very useless.
Pure "bloat", just like so many websites any more,...and the browsers.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

Postby bester69 » 2016-07-20 04:05

I have no dude here,

Ive tried most of them,

KDE and Unity are best ones, I choose KDE

Then comes MATE and GNOME

then XFCE

then others.
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