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[Poll] What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 14:28
by Rildebai
Hi.

What is your favorite DE?

Mine is MATE.

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 14:54
by dasein
Purely pedantic point: Openbox is a WM, not a DE

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 14:59
by deborah-and-ian
Xfce because it stays out of my way and Thunar has custom actions.

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 15:04
by Head_on_a_Stick
dasein wrote:Openbox is a WM, not a DE

+1

I have voted for GNOME but my preferred desktop uses the bspwm window manager and xfce4-panel with xfsettings running so I can use the XFCE settings GUI to fiddle with stuff.

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 17:47
by No_windows
I don't think I've ever heard of Budgie.

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 17:53
by Head_on_a_Stick
^ https://solus-project.com/budgie/

It's gorgeous -- basically GNOME-shell with custom configs :)

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 19:25
by arochester
Does Budgie not need a PPA to install in Jessie? (Don't break Debian)

LXQT is an amalgam of LXDE (in the Jessie Repository and included in the poll) and Razor-QT (in the Jessie Repository and not included in the poll). Openbox is a WM, but is it not the default WM for LXQT and a WM is necessary for LXQT?

Does LXQT in Jessie commonly not use a part of the Aptosid Repository? (Don't break Debian)

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 20:37
by pcdoctor01
I loved KDE during the 3.x days and eventually got tired of the 4.x bugs.
XFCE all the way!

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 20:45
by Ardouos
Voted KDE. Openbox is my favourite WM though.

Edit:
I also like Xfce and Trinity Desktop a lot. ;)

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 20:58
by KBD47
Xfce my favorite. MATE a close second. I like KDE on Stable, but not sure about all the coming changes.

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-17 22:46
by dasein
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.)

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-18 00:19
by JLloyd13
Voted Gnome, I'm currently using a touchscreen laptop and it handles touch gestures the best. Plus, gnome-shell extensions, google drive integration with nautilus, and a pretty decent set of default applications.

That said, I've frequently used xfce and mate as well and I hope both continue their good work. I've also spent time using stand alone WMs (which openbox is, not a DE) and of those openbox and dwm are my favorites.

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-18 00:31
by Bulkley
I detest icons on the screen. For me a right click menu is mandatory.

Re: What is your favorite Desktop Environment?

PostPosted: 2016-07-18 00:48
by dasein
deborah-and-ian wrote:Xfce because it stays out of my way and Thunar has custom actions.

Another purely pedantic point: KDE's Dolphin also has "custom actions," except they're called "service menus."

I'm a diehard KDE fan myself. (As as far as WM's go, Fluxbox FTW!)

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

PostPosted: 2016-07-18 01:41
by sunrat
I'm a diehard KDE fan also, but currently using Xfce on MX-15 until Plasma 5 matures a bit more. Plasma 5 is the best desktop I have used but I managed to break it in siduction a little while back. Will definitely be trying it again soon with the next siduction release, which will be soon apparently.