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View Poll Results: Whats your favorite graphical desktop
Kde 115 36.51%
Gnome 124 39.37%
XFCE 21 6.67%
fluxbox 13 4.13%
Black Box 13 4.13%
enlightenment 8 2.54%
windowmaker 6 1.90%
other 15 4.76%
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Old 04-20-2005, 10:47 AM   #21
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Hey where's TWM?!?!

WindowMaker.. Fluxbox/Blackbox my second choice..
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Old 04-30-2005, 03:08 AM   #22
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Hey where's TWM?!?!

WindowMaker.. Fluxbox/Blackbox my second choice..
Tabbed? ha!
I never use those low resource WMs. I'm in love with the eye candy in KDE, and occasionaly gnome.
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:04 PM   #23
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welli think i voted kde a while ago, but my votes definitely shanged to XFCE4!! i love it, its simple, not a resource hog, looks nice, does everything i need it to without doing anything extra, its great. as for my opinion on kde, its nice, got the eyecandy and all that but it just reminds me too much of windows, the whole thing. first of all the bloated look with all the extra stuff, second its a resource hog, also i find it just does something to hide the nitty-gritty stuff from you and makes configuring a little harder by covering it up by a big@ss GUI. also if u notice, theres all these 'K' programs, i mean Kwrite, Konqueror, Kopete, Kate and thats just a few, theres Keverything, its almost as if theyre going for some (heaven-forbid) microsoft like monopoly. just too much like microsoft as i said...but this is just my opinion.
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:50 AM   #24
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XFCE, hands down. It's more or less a melting pot of all the best that linux has to offer. GNOME like simplicity, kde features, fluxbox desktop behavior, and gtk theming support built right in. It's easily skinned and themed, for example, my desktop.
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:01 PM   #25
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I personally like KDE the best, Gnome is nice too.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:12 PM   #26
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this was a hard choice for me, i like kde because it is widely known and very good
skinning sites to go with it. also i like enlightenment for all the eyecandy coolness
going on but for me it became a hastle when the wif couldnt figure out how to
even log off in it. thats when black box stepped in and i have not had a problem
with it yet.
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:26 AM   #27
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I didnt like KDE... tried gnome, liking it better... Idont know how to setup XFCE because in screenies I saw it looked very good and also nice and lightweight for my setup.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:16 AM   #28
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D_unruled, it starts up as fast as fluxbox, has the same GTK freindly look as gnome, and has a lot of teh best behavours of kde. What distrobution of linux are you using? For gentoo, it'd be as simple as an emerge xfce, but if you are using a binary based distro, I don't see that xfce, a majour project in the open source community, would not have the right resources to accomodate your using thier work. Go, give 'em a look.
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Old 07-20-2005, 12:11 PM   #29
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well...Ive always had pains with installing/running linux as dualboot. Sooner or later something would always go wrong and I would lose my windows partition.
I have been just running ubuntu live as far as the gnome experience goes (nice themes online for it too).

is there maybe a live distro that uses XFCE by default so I can check it out that way?
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Old 07-20-2005, 07:17 PM   #30
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Not sure. I'd daresay no, but who knows? Ask some xfce devs... They'd probably know.

(irc.freenode.net #xfce) IRC is good stuff.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:17 PM   #31
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well...Ive always had pains with installing/running linux as dualboot. Sooner or later something would always go wrong and I would lose my windows partition.
I have been just running ubuntu live as far as the gnome experience goes (nice themes online for it too).

is there maybe a live distro that uses XFCE by default so I can check it out that way?
the knppix 4.0 live dvd is having xfce 3.8.16-2 and xfce4 4.0.5-1 onboard. so if you grab a copy of that you can try it out. but its NOT by default.
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:03 AM   #32
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KDE 3.3.2 with plastic theme currently rocks my box
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Old 07-28-2005, 04:44 PM   #33
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the knppix 4.0 live dvd is having xfce 3.8.16-2 and xfce4 4.0.5-1 onboard. so if you grab a copy of that you can try it out. but its NOT by default.
4 isnt out yet acording to the site. Is it hard to setup to xfce and can you point me to it when its out?
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:15 PM   #34
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Recently, I went on a completely unbiased adventure into KDE. Mainly, because I was trying to determine which I liked better: GTK or QT. What I found sorta shocked me (I am going to learn GTK+, which is showing way more promise and has better apps behind it to boot):

A few months ago, I swore by the letter 'K'. When I tried it again, I found some of the worst software I have ever seen. After seeing the elegence put into GTK applications, one simply can't go back. GNOME, however, was way too buggy. If I ever help with a DE project, it will be XFCE. With an aim to please and be minimal at the same time (more or less, they are trying to be perfect), they have done what no other environment can: combine speed, startup time, and usability.

So, I tried KDE recently, found as many bugs as GNOME (XFCE4 has no outstanding bugs, as far as I can see, and this is on a gentoo system!), and decided I had to go back. QT draws buttons too small, and the way you push them, man it feels weird. Like there's resistance. Oh, and don't do anything but use KDE when using KDE, or else QT will lag.

But yeah, switched back to XFCE and all of a sudden, I get speed, usability, and badassity all at the same time. 4.3 gives us a usable file manager too! Yay!
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:22 PM   #35
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xfce is really nice, i dont really like the xfce panel so i uninstalled xfce panel and put in the gnome panel (doesn't linux rule...don't see windows using apple's panels)...xfce can be easily themed and as it is based of the same gtk engines as gnome and kde why not use xfce its faster, clean, and just plain uber...
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:49 PM   #36
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immortality, this thread is pretty old... and you double posted the same thing.
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:01 PM   #37
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I'll show you old, MD10MD! :-P
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Old 12-25-2005, 05:26 PM   #38
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Whoohoo old thread :P. Actually I use a thing called Enlightenment DR 0.17 or E17 for short. It's still in beta/alpha (whatever you wanna call it) but has tons of eye candy and is very lightweight. It can do alot for it's smallness and is really nice to look at. I'd give it a 5/5. I don't like KDE cuz it's bulky and there is no such thing as eye candy in KDE. Gnome, never liked the GUI. Haven't tried much else, but E17 is the way to go.
Meh!
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:10 PM   #39
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I like gnome the best, but when I'm using Slackware I unfortunately have to use KDE... Oh well.. Either one is good, and I'm not exactly sure why I like gnome better... I just do
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:56 AM   #40
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kde defiantely
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