What's your desktop environment of choice?

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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2019-01-14 11:57

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GNOME, because it's the most modern-looking DE Linux community has. And it's usually the first to get all those shiny new features (Wayland, systemd, pulseaudio, pipewire). Sometimes it removes some outdated concepts from the 90's, like desktop icons or systray. :mrgreen:

To be serious now, I really contemplate switching to something more sane, like MATE again. But reinstalling Stretch and upgrading it all the way to Sid is too much for now.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Bloom » 2019-01-14 12:18

If you want Sid, don't start with Stretch. Download the iso voor Testing (Buster) and then you can upgrade that to Sid without too much hassle.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby xepan » 2019-01-14 15:40

I guess my answer would be: a command prompt to open applications in full screen, one app per desktop.
whichever window manager does that simple task i don't care for, openbox comes with pretty much nothing, so that is what i use right now.

xfce is a good DE in my book. The others i don't even understand anymore.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby anticapitalista » 2019-01-14 15:45

No desktop-environment - herbstluftwm for me.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby bester69 » 2019-01-14 18:24

piperdan wrote:Ask 10 people, will likely get 10 different answers. But since you asked.....KDE-Plasma for me. 8)


If you seek for the best one, Its KDE-Plasma.. (dolphin, kmail and kde-connect make the difference).. the rest of desktops are more or less the same similar shit
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby bester69 » 2019-01-14 18:28

Wheelerof4te wrote:BUMP

GNOME, because it's the most modern-looking DE Linux community has. And it's usually the first to get all those shiny new features (Wayland, systemd, pulseaudio, pipewire). Sometimes it removes some outdated concepts from the 90's, like desktop icons or systray. :mrgreen:

To be serious now, I really contemplate switching to something more sane, like MATE again. But reinstalling Stretch and upgrading it all the way to Sid is too much for now.


Installing Mate, Cinnamon or xfce doesnt make any sense or advantage having available Plasma..
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby None1975 » 2019-01-15 13:37

I use FVWM
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No desktop-environment.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2019-01-18 18:41

Welp, reinstalled Stretch and picked Cinnamon over MATE. Same thing, just with more options. For some reason, Cinnamon on Debian 9 installs both Nautilus and Nemo along with a bunch of random stuff, so I quickly removed Nautilus.
Too lazy to go all the way to Sid.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby tyler2016 » 2019-02-07 15:06

I use MATE and XFCE depending on the machine's purpose.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-11 17:32

I am using Q40S Plasma, which I think is some version of KDE. If I decide to install Debian myself, does the KDE desktop take much longer to download, than say Gnome?
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby ruwolf » 2019-02-11 20:48

JWM. 8)
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby piperdan » 2019-02-12 14:49

For me, I've settled on KDE Plasma.......for now :lol:

Yet the first thing I'll do is switch the application menu starter to the "Unity-like" option. To me, Plasma's Unity-like launcher icons looks better and are better organized than Gnome's standard launcher.

Also,
* If I tweaked xfce-terminal or gnome-terminal just the way I like, it would end up looking just like Konsole out of the box.
* Don't care for or use Discovery much, but prefer Muon and/or Synaptic to Gnome's software center for upgrades and installing new software.
* I prefer Virtualbox over Gnome Boxes, which to me seems more straight forward to install with Muon.

Gnome's Epiphany is easier for me to connect to my gmail account than Kontact, but I don't use email clients anyway.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby duffy » 2019-02-12 19:01

If you don't like something, you can change it. That's why you use Linux, isn't it?

I have some old hardware and some new. But I like LXDE on both. I keep my interfaces the same as best that I can. I try to keep all of the systems up to date. It make it easier on me to have the same look across all my systems.

But you need to decide for yourself.

https://lxde.org/

Check-out their forum. The link is on the website given above.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby debiandonder » 2019-02-12 20:12

I have some old hardware and some new. But I like LXDE on both. I keep my interfaces the same as best that I can. I try to keep all of the systems up to date. It make it easier on me to have the same look across all my systems.

I was thinking the same thing. I would rather use something that reliable than pretty. I am using Q40S with the KDE desktop and it looks nice but sometimes lock up.
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Re: What's your desktop environment of choice?

Postby Drum.be » 2019-02-13 15:13

Xfce after testing them all.
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