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Which desktop environment do you use?


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#1 DarkLordCthulhu

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:21 PM

Which desktop environment do you use?
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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:24 PM

I use Gnome, though I also like KDE and XFCE.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:14 AM

I use GNOME on CentOS.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:26 PM

Two GNOME users, huh. I started off using GNOME back when I was using Knoppix as my main Linux distro. My Debian installation came with GNOME as the desktop environment, though I installed KDE a couple days ago. I still use GNOME primarily, just because it's familiar and I know where everything is.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:44 PM

GNOME is what turned me off from GUI based Linux distributions for five years, XFCE (and only basic at that) is the only suitable thing for me.
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:24 PM

Two GNOME users, huh. I started off using GNOME back when I was using Knoppix as my main Linux distro. My Debian installation came with GNOME as the desktop environment, though I installed KDE a couple days ago. I still use GNOME primarily, just because it's familiar and I know where everything is.


I haven't really researched into other desktop enviroment GUIs properly yet, but I'll take a look in to KDE.
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:51 AM

GNOME is what turned me off from GUI based Linux distributions for five years, XFCE (and only basic at that) is the only suitable thing for me.


After reading your post I downloaded & Installed the XFCE Desktop Enviroment onto my Ubuntu Platform - So far I can say I like it. Really low on resources too.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 10:40 AM

What is deficient about GNOME's DE implementation exactly? Right now GNOME's D-BUS interface is really great, you can query for any number of service prodivers and user settings. If you want to know what shell the user is using, What browser, If he's currently using a HTTP proxy, you can easily find all that out in GNOME. I like how GNOME's session manager is no longer a root user, unlike with XFCE or KDE(I haven't checked to see if this is still the case with KDE but it is with XFCE). Ahvahi support is also great in GNOME, perfect for setting up Zero-config home networks and LANs.

On the other hand, the implementation of GVFS is awkward IMHO, this awkwardness is coupled by the fact that for many kinds of networked mount points managed by GVFS in GTK File Open dialogs(but removable media has no issues?) don't work. I've always thought mount point naming should have always had shell friendly names(escaping spaces and other characters when navigating mount points in .gvfs in a shell was always awkward to me) and mount points also should not be a in hidden directory.
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 06:31 PM

Gnome/XFCE
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Posted 18 October 2010 - 11:27 AM

XFCE. I choose functionality over design.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:00 PM

I personaly use either KDE or FluxBox :)

I like the KDE for because it really feets my needs and i love FluxBox for its fexibility.

KDE is an Eye Candy for me and i use it most of time to do all my basic choores and stuff that needs to be done. FluxBox is my toy :D i love to reconfigure it and make it as much feeting needs as it can be :) I use it when I grow tierd of KDE
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 08:30 PM

I use Xface because it is light-weight!
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