What desktop/window manager do you use?

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What desktop environment/window manager do you use?

GNOME 2
86
28%
GNOME 3
20
6%
KDE
41
13%
Unity
0
No votes
XFCE
84
27%
LXDE
7
2%
Enlightenment
3
1%
Openbox
27
9%
Another window manager/desktop not listed
41
13%
 
Total votes : 309

Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby dust hill resident » 2011-06-12 23:03

Llewton wrote:this pool should've had a *box and tiler options, at least, or listed the most relevant from the two categories. what, there's "unity", but not fluxbox or awesome wm? nice. i guess i have a small rod, eh.

I would change the options, but I dunno. It's not all that important, only 20 people voted the 'other' option.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby Llewton » 2011-06-13 22:51

^obviously i can't even spell so what do i know.
yeah, just 20 out of what 60 total, that's negligible :)
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby Mr James » 2011-06-14 01:28

We can come up with a damn near perfect OS and repo of applications using FOSS all while fighting the software patant system and mega corporations and yet can't come up with a single decent method of taking a poll. Face-palm.

The board should implement a way to let people add new entries.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby rent0n » 2011-06-14 09:16

Mr James wrote:We can come up with a damn near perfect OS and repo of applications using FOSS all while fighting the software patant system and mega corporations and yet can't come up with a single decent method of taking a poll. Face-palm.

The board should implement a way to let people add new entries.


Adding new options if possible, with the little disadvantage that votes are zeroed.
The "Arch Forums way" is quite effective in the end, imho. :D

EDIT: I voted for Xfce, btw.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby Llewton » 2011-06-14 10:26

arch forums are good - arch wiki is good - it's just the distro that sucks :D
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby ivanovnegro » 2011-06-14 10:30

Also an Xfce user here.
Its interesting as here the second DE is Xfce and not KDE as it use to be often.
In addition the smaller/lighter DEs/WM seem to be quiet popular under Debian.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby MekkaGodzilla » 2011-06-21 12:02

I just switched from GNOME 2 to KDE 4.6 in Wheezy, I was just fed up with a compiz bug with Iceweasel 4 menus disappearing.
So far so good.
I might give GNOME 3 a serious try when it lands in Wheezy.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby Ibidem » 2011-06-27 01:45

jheaton5 wrote:Icewm

+1
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby vrkalak » 2011-06-28 01:46

I have been using the antiX M11 (Debian-based) with Fluxbox for about 6 weeks, now. :D

Fluxbox is a very well documented and supported Window Manager.
I have learned a lot about Fluxbox and how it works.
Fluxbox has replaced Xfce as my primary desktop. :P

I have found Fluxbox to be easier to use and configure than Openbox, with many additional features.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby dmhdlr » 2011-06-28 04:13

Llewton wrote:arch forums are good - arch wiki is good - it's just the distro that sucks :D


Eh the wiki is vastly overrated. A few good pages are fine resources. The rest isn't exactly better than what you'd find at Ubuntu.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby dmhdlr » 2011-06-28 04:14

vrkalak wrote:I have found Fluxbox to be easier to use and configure than Openbox, with many additional features.


Is tabbing one of them? What else?
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby Mark76 » 2011-06-30 19:28

Xfce4.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby cage47 » 2011-06-30 21:52

I absolutely refuse to replace my working hardware. the past two days I was running back in PClinuxOS until the recent updates rendered my Radeon9800pro useless. And I have NEVER been a fan of KDE 4.x. I got 4.6 sort of working ok. but the latest updates there crapped it out. So I gave up. Pulled out my old Lenny install cd's (I have my entire system installable from 3 custom made cd's) and reverted to KDE3.5. And that is where it's going to stay. As long as I can manually update Firefox, Thunderbird and Libreoffice, I'm fine. And it'll stay there until something really impresses me. So far I've gone through 6 distros this week to get my system back to working condition with no go. So back I went.
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby geazzy » 2011-07-02 05:56

Hi all Im use gnome 2.x :D
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Re: What desktop/window manager do you use?

Postby bugsbunny » 2011-07-02 19:45

cage47 wrote:I absolutely refuse to replace my working hardware. the past two days I was running back in PClinuxOS until the recent updates rendered my Radeon9800pro useless. And I have NEVER been a fan of KDE 4.x. I got 4.6 sort of working ok. but the latest updates there crapped it out. So I gave up. Pulled out my old Lenny install cd's (I have my entire system installable from 3 custom made cd's) and reverted to KDE3.5. And that is where it's going to stay. As long as I can manually update Firefox, Thunderbird and Libreoffice, I'm fine. And it'll stay there until something really impresses me. So far I've gone through 6 distros this week to get my system back to working condition with no go. So back I went.


Trinity Desktop Environment
About Trinity

This project aims to keep the KDE3.5 computing style alive, as well as polish off any rough edges that were present as of KDE 3.5.10. Along the way, new useful features will be added to keep the environment up-to-date.

Toward that end, significant new enhancements have already been made in areas such as display control, network connectivity, user authentication, and much more!

NOTE: This project is not an official continuation of KDE3.5 by KDE e.V., which will not be creating new releases of the KDE3 series. This is an independent fork using a largely separate developer community.

Trinity Desktop Environment - Installation Instructions
1. Add these lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:
For Squeeze:
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deb http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity/debian squeeze main
deb-src http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity/debian squeeze main
deb http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity-builddeps/debian squeeze main
deb-src http://ppa.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net/trinity/trinity-builddeps/debian squeeze main

2. Add the GPG signing key:
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# apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.quickbuild.pearsoncomputing.net --recv-keys 2B8638D0

3. Install KDE 3.5:
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# apt-get update
# apt-get install desktop-base-trinity kde-trinity
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