Preferred Desktop/WM

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What is your preferred Desktop or Window Manager

Unity
3
11%
Gnome 2.x
5
18%
Gnome 3.x
2
7%
KDE
8
29%
Xfce
7
25%
LXDE
2
7%
Other stacking/dynamic
1
4%
Other tiling
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 28

Postby Spangwiches » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:57 pm

Bruno, I did have a category for Black/Flux/Openbox but it said I had too many categories :(

I'm surprised how popular KDE is. I mean I know it's popular but I thought the march of the Ubuntus and their (earlier) Gnome-ness, along with the KDE 4.0 shenanigans would've made more of a dent in KDE's popularity.

I'm also surprised how unpopular Gnome 3 is. Again, I know it puts a lot of people off being as heterodoxal as it is, but I thought it would've won a few more people over by now.

I am unsurprised at how popular Xfce is. It's a nice basic desktop.

Interesting stuff. Both the poll and all your comments.
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Postby Ram » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:10 pm

I have 4 systems, Server down to Netbook.

Server KDE3.x (OP11 needs updating)
Desktop GNome 2.x (U lst 10.04)
Laptop GNome 2.x (U lst 10.04)
Netbook Default Mint 8 customised to look like GNome2.x but without the bottom panel.

I voted for GNome2, I just like it's simpicity with the menu system.

lubuntu LXDE 13.10 running on AMD Phenom II*4; ASUS Crosshair III Formula MB; 4 GB Ram.....
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Postby heiowge » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:30 pm

My systems:

Main PC - Win 7 / Mint 11 (customised to de-mintify it and get Gnome 2.xx)
Wife's Laptop - Win 7
My netbook - Kubuntu 11.04 (KDE)
Kid's PC - Ubuntu 10.10 (Gnome 2.xx)
Daughter's laptop - Mint 11 (Gnome 2.xx mint version)
old netbook - Lubuntu 11.04 i think (LXDE)
i5 4440 3.1Ghz, Asus H87M-E motherboard, 8GB DDR3, 2GB DDR5 nVidia card, 2x500GB Seagate hd, Coolermaster 750W PSU running Mint 16 MATE and Win7

eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:06 pm

more detail:
Ubu 11.10 with Unity on
our 2 AA1 netbooks
wife's desktop
Atom based miniITX kitchen PC (unity 2D)
Work laptop triple boot with XP and 7pro
Ubu 11.04 with Unity on
My desktop
XFCE (not that I see it much, I have MythTV on there!) on
my Media PC.

Test and writing rig: 7 Ultimate, and various distros, but at the moment Ubu 11.10 server with no gui at all

does that get me more votes? :)
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Postby tandyn » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:52 am

I used to use Gnome2 and XFCE but since Gnome3 is default on Debian Testing, now its just XFCE.

The Two Cents part: Gnome3 would make a great desktop for my tablet, but not on the desktop. I dont use a touch screen, and I want my program icons on the panel so I can click and go, not click and search. When I am able to get Debian to replace Android on my tablet, I will be using Gnome3 where it feels like it should be.

Edit: After looking at Mints MGSE proposal for Gnome3, I will have to try it out.
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