Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

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Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Gnome 3.4.2
25
22%
KDE 4.8.4
18
16%
Xfce 4.8.3
39
34%
Lxde 0.5.5
5
4%
Openbox 3.5.0
8
7%
Fluxbox 1.3.2
1
1%
IceWM 1.3.7
1
1%
awesome 3.4.13
3
3%
xmonad 0.10
2
2%
other (please specify)
14
12%
 
Total votes : 116

Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby paulcs » 2013-05-19 23:22

So out of curiosity what is everyone's favorite DE/WM in Wheezy? I've upgraded my Squeeze system to Wheezy, and I mostly like XFCE since it is a lot like Gnome 2 IMO. I am also playing with Gnome-Shell just to see the big difference. I can see why people are mad about the changes so far. Most likely I will stick with XFCE for this laptop since I got 1 processor 2.6 ghz and only 2 gb ram. I also may try KDE. If this laptop meets its requirements.

I have added more WMs to the poll. Mate is not in the official repos hence not included. Not to mention the poll limitations.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby confuseling » 2013-05-19 23:52

I don't get why polls like this never have an entry for tiling WMs.

I mean you've got one for Icewm...?

Icewm: 2192

Awesome: 3066
xmonad: 1888
dwm: 1042
i3: 849

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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby dasein » 2013-05-20 00:40

I suspect that the results of this poll won't be dramatically different from the results of previous polls like this, except as regards GNOME 3 and its various alternatives.

That is to say, I liked KDE on Squeeze, and I still like it on Wheezy. Someone who liked Fluxbox on Squeeze probably still likes it on Wheezy. And. So. On.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby MALsPa » 2013-05-20 01:11

dasein wrote:I suspect that the results of this poll won't be dramatically different from the results of previous polls like this, except as regards GNOME 3 and its various alternatives.

That is to say, I liked KDE on Squeeze, and I still like it on Wheezy. Someone who liked Fluxbox on Squeeze probably still likes it on Wheezy. And. So. On.

Yep. I have Wheezy Xfce and Wheezy GNOME installed here, and I like them both. I have a feeling that I'd also be happy with KDE, or just about anything else. The only real "favorite" DE/WM I have is probably the one I happen to be using at any given moment.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby ComputerBob » 2013-05-20 03:23

I can't possibly be the only one here who is annoyed that this same question keeps getting asked and answered, over and over, every few weeks.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby bwat47 » 2013-05-20 18:33

I really like wheezy's gnome 3.4 (gnome-shell) desktop, it works perfectly for me and is very stable.

After a little tweaking its very pleasant: Image
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby MALsPa » 2013-05-20 19:31

ComputerBob wrote:I can't possibly be the only one here who is annoyed that this same question keeps getting asked and answered, over and over, every few weeks.


:lol:

The closest I've found is this thread, which was last posted in back in February: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=64367

But that wasn't the same question.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby confuseling » 2013-05-20 19:49

Not as often as people think, perhaps, because the threads tend to last forever: "Chocolate ice cream is nicer than strawberry. Discuss."

Just seems to be 'one of those questions'...

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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby paulcs » 2013-05-20 23:51

Sorry for asking the question. I do realize it was asked countless times. But I was curious on people's opinions for Wheezy due to the Gnome 3 switch over to see what most was still using, I won't ask again.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby ComputerBob » 2013-05-21 00:27

paulcs wrote:Sorry for asking the question. I do realize it was asked countless times. But I was curious on people's opinions for Wheezy due to the Gnome 3 switch over to see what most was still using, I won't ask again.

Please do a search before you post. If you had searched before you started this thread, you would have seen that many people here have already been using Wheezy for the past couple of years, so the switch to Gnome3 has already been discussed several times -- and if you wanted to know more about Gnome3 than what has previously been posted, a direct question about Gnome3 would have gotten you better information than this thread's generic poll about several DEs/WMs.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby dasein » 2013-05-21 00:39

paulcs wrote:I was curious on people's opinions for Wheezy due to the Gnome 3 switch over to see what most was still using...

Don't feel bad. No one is more irritated by superfluously redundant content than I am. But your point is quite correct: Debian Stable users are just now getting their first taste of GNOME 3, and Wheezy's KDE 4.8 is substantially different from Squeeze's KDE 4.4. There are even a few subtle but potentially interesting differences between Xfce 4.8.3 and 4.6.2.

So re-asking the question at this juncture--or with any Stable release--seems like a perfectly appropriate thing to do.

(And at the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, to this point in the thread, there is indeed exactly and only one individual who finds it even remotely objectionable.)
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby bholten » 2013-05-21 02:32

I've stuck with stable + backports for a long time, so this is the first time I've had a chance to really formulate an opinion on Gnome 3, which was a huge change.

I have to say, after getting used to it, I quite like it, but I can see why it caused such an uproar. I already find myself missing many of Gnome 3's features when I use other desktops.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby TonyVanDam » 2013-05-21 17:30

paulcs wrote:So out of curiosity what is everyone's favorite DE/WM in Wheezy? I've upgraded my Squeeze system to Wheezy, and I mostly like XFCE since it is a lot like Gnome 2 IMO. I am also playing with Gnome-Shell just to see the big difference. I can see why people are mad about the changes so far. Most likely I will stick with XFCE for this laptop since I got 1 processor 2.6 ghz and only 2 gb ram. I also may try KDE. If this laptop meets its requirements.

I have added more WMs to the poll. Mate is not in the official repos hence not included. Not to mention the poll limitations.


1. For the time being, my favorite DE for Debian Stable is LXDE.

2. No disrespect Paulcs, but your poll setup is kind of flawed. You don't have Enlightenment or JWM as options for people to vote on.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby vbrummond » 2013-05-21 17:58

I voted KDE. A lot of Qt/KDE software is messier and buggier (in my opinion) but it seems like it is so much easier for them to be cross platform. Also that I can run a KDE desktop with compositing off, or even on but with no animations for best performance.
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Re: Favorite DE/WM in Wheezy

Postby robert3242 » 2013-05-22 02:47

I went with KDE. I've never been a particular fan of it before, and as others have posted here I tried Gnome 3.4 and found it far more usable and even pleasant than I expected. But KDE is the closest thing Debian offers to the traditional PC desktop metaphor, so I decided to take it for a spin. I installed the standard Debian KDE desktop environment and found things included which I didn't like, but when I started with kde-baseapps and built my DE from there, I ended up with a DE which I truly do enjoy using. To each his/her own.
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