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Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-13 21:52
by KBD47
Curious which desktop choice you will make for Buster, or have already made if you are running Buster right now.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-13 22:06
by No_windows
Xfce is what I typically use. I have not touched Buster yet. I've got some used parts piled up, waiting for me to try to build a useful computer. I will probably try Buster on it. I don't even know what the CPU is, right now... it's hand me down stuff.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-13 23:36
by Bulkley
Openbox with Tint2 if I can dist-upgrade my Stretch the way I like it, including openrc boot. If not I may stay with Stretch or look to another OS. Having explored Buster I don't see much worth upgrading for.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 07:49
by Head_on_a_Stick
Still with dwm for buster :)

I tried to get velox working but although I installing it and got the desktop running the keybinds wouldn't work and I got frustrated and gave up after a while. Maybe I'll go back to it at a later date.

@Bulkley: Devuan beowulf works fine with OpenRC (using sysvinit as PID1) and one forum member claims to have got it working with openrc-init[1] but Debian buster won't load the input devices for the graphical desktop under OpenRC.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 09:05
by Wheelerof4te
I will use GNOME and Sway. Mostly Sway.
Because of that, I plan on using Sid.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 09:20
by fred44nl
I have LXDE installed, which I hardly use.
everything goes over SSH

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 09:45
by Funkygoby
Nothing will change, Xfce.

I recently had the occasion to use Gnome3 for a while but I prefer Xfce.
No experience with KDE since ~2008.
I am curious about tiling WM though

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 15:54
by KBD47
I'm thinking I will use Buster with KDE, though tempted to use MATE as I typically do.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 16:18
by Nili
Plain and simple Openbox + Tint2

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 19:46
by sgage
I'm using MATE with Buster (buster is my daily driver Debian now, for quite a while actually). I've been using MATE since wheezy, and it works very well for me - the standard panel at the top, and the Plank dock at the bottom. Very efficient and effective. I don't really care for any of the others, and I've tried them all.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 21:02
by rivenathos
I am running GNOME, Xfce, and MATE on separate hard drives. My stable of hardware prefers different desktop environments. Luckily, Debian has always covered my bases.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 21:19
by Bloom
For me, only XFCE. Nothing else comes close.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 22:27
by milomak
if it means anything i am currently using budgie in sid

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 22:32
by sunrat
KDE Plasma 5 is way better in Buster than it ever was in Stretch.

Re: Which DE will you use on Buster?

PostPosted: 2019-04-14 23:49
by KBD47
sunrat wrote:KDE Plasma 5 is way better in Buster than it ever was in Stretch.


I agree. KDE is much nicer out of the box on Buster.