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Which desktop environment do you use?


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#13 DarkLordCthulhu

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:54 AM

Never heard of XFace before.

Anyway, I see that no one likes LXDE. I'm not surprised, since I used LXDE when I started with Knoppix and it sucked. I couldn't change the themes, the screensaver, or even the wallpaper. Then I started using GNOME and I'm perfectly happy with it. It may not have the eye candy of KDE, Win7, or OS X, but it's versatile and efficient, so it works for me.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

I think he referred to XFCE.

With gnome you can easily add compiz, and add OSX/Vista like effects with fair performance, just as you can disable those effects in Vista/OSX to gain more speed (which gnome tries to start with)
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:07 PM

I've tried LXDE, and didn't like it. I'm using XFCE right now. aewm++ is REALLY bad, however. All you can do is launch a terminal window.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:51 AM

KDE over Xorg in Gentoo for me... I like the event that I can configure every single detail :D
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Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:45 PM

I run XFCE or Fluxbox depending on what i feel like logging into.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:16 AM

I am using one provided by my college...its called Zenit?? Anyone heard of that?? It's just a black DOS like screen and it comes with a C compiler.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

I use XFCE :pinguin:
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:40 AM

I use Fedora Security Lab and it is use LXDE. The problem that I knew are maybe in Battery Monitor and PCManFM. I think the LXDE developers have been fixed these issues. I like Gnome2 rather than Gnome3. LXDE is like Gnome2. KDE is good, but very complicated for me up to now. XFCE is also good.


Never heard of XFace before.

Anyway, I see that no one likes LXDE. I'm not surprised, since I used LXDE when I started with Knoppix and it sucked. I couldn't change the themes, the screensaver, or even the wallpaper. Then I started using GNOME and I'm perfectly happy with it. It may not have the eye candy of KDE, Win7, or OS X, but it's versatile and efficient, so it works for me.


You can change all of them with Fedora. I don't know for other distros.
change the theme -> start menu and choose Preferences-Customize Look and Feel.
change the screensvaer -> start menu and choose Preferences-Screensaver. LXDE use XScreenSaver like in XFCE I think.
change the wallpaper -> right click on the desktop and choose Desktop Preferences.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

I use openbox
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

While not technically a desktop environment, I'm really enjoying the Awesome WM; after I put in the small effort needed to learn the essential keyboard shortcuts.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:15 PM

Currently, I only run linux (Arch) on my netbook. Because of the hardware limitations and personal taste, I use openbox.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

I like Xface too. Its easy to use and user friendly.

Edited by BenW, 09 October 2012 - 04:27 AM.
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