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#1 2005-02-01 14:42:37

vicious
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What desktop environment do you use?

Please answer!

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#2 2005-02-01 15:31:56

xerxes2
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

ion


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

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#3 2005-02-01 15:39:51

vicious
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Interesting...

So few Archers use KDE...

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#4 2005-02-01 16:31:09

i3839
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Only 10 votes, not enough to take any conclusions...

I use Fluxbox to handle my terminals.

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#5 2005-02-01 16:51:40

Dusty
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

I use KDE, but I want to make it clear that this was only because I wanted to experiment with "normal" GUI desktop environments to analyze them from an HCI perspective...

Dusty

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#6 2005-02-01 17:20:22

rasat
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

There is already a poll for favorite window manager.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=3372

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#7 2005-02-01 17:23:31

vicious
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

rasat wrote:

There is already a poll for favorite window manager.
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=3372

Yes, but this one is different. I put similar environments in the same category - so you have plain traditional wms in one category, other for tiling/tabbed/keyboard-controlled wms.
And there is an option for console-only users.
This survey is not redundant.

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#8 2005-02-01 17:30:19

phrakture
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

yeah this survey is a bit different - i see the point...

I voted for wmi

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#9 2005-02-02 00:49:34

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

had xfce4 on my old laptop, then I got a new and more powerfull one, so now Im running kde. I think I will continue with that for some time.. its very nice

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#10 2005-02-02 01:10:40

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

I use gnome on a daily basis, and fluxbox when I just want to test stuff on X.


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#11 2005-02-02 01:33:59

Dusty
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

THere should be an option for 3D environments like Croquet, Looking Glass and my beloved Ensmer...  8)

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#12 2005-02-02 08:05:58

vicious
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Dusty wrote:

THere should be an option for 3D environments like Croquet, Looking Glass and my beloved Ensmer...  8)

Sorry, I forgot.
But anyway you're propably the only person who would vote for them. Vote for the last option - "other".

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#13 2005-02-02 08:24:27

miqorz
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Enlightenment. It's the only way to fly.


http://wiki2.archlinux.org/

Read it. Love it. Live it. Or die.

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#14 2005-02-02 08:27:21

vicious
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

There are no linux console users here? I was one about 2.5 years ago.

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#15 2005-02-02 09:05:47

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

well, I guess it depends on the system. My server is console only. Accessible via ssh.
My desktop is another story.
*shrug*


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#16 2005-02-02 11:43:46

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

on an old machine (4 yrs smile ) xfce is the only way

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#17 2005-02-02 11:53:18

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Gnome ofcourse, why else would I maintain it?

Used XFCE 4.2 on gentoo for a while, but after adding things like nautilus ,gnome-volume manager and evolution to it, it because just as "slow" as Gnome, so I reverted to gnome again (also archlinux because I hate recompiling my whole system every day)

Tried KDE a few times, used it in the past, but I don't like the widgets that are so large that you can land an airplane on it tongue
Before Gnome 2.0 I used KDE as primary desktop, because gnome 1.x sucked completely

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#18 2005-02-02 13:52:36

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

cool - i can be the first to point out that only xfce, kde and gnome are Desktop Environments?

I've seen otehr polls like this....where was that...oh, yeah, it' the LQ 2004 awards on now  big_smile

P.S. you can vote for your fav distro there too

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#19 2005-02-02 16:33:15

Nickm
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

At the moment I am using the enlightenment development branch, before that i used to use kde, but dr17's just much faster!!


Who is peer, and why is he resetting my connection ??

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#20 2005-02-02 16:56:57

oscar
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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

I used KDE for a while (and KDE is great! I can't use user friendly things... sad), but I have gone back to Xfce 4.2 now, and with their composite extension , I can both have an fast, eyecandy rich and great DE smile


To err is human... to really foul up requires the root password.

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#21 2005-02-02 18:53:47

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Window Maker (I liked older versions of XFCE, but it seems it's outgrown itself, unfortunately). There are many little user-interface design things that make it joyful and productive to use (Apple's UI brilliance in both the Mac and NeXT still shines). With a little tweaking, it can look rather pretty, too.

I think the features that really stand it out to me are it's Dock, it's iconification (very streamlined and simple), it's well-done context menus, it's speed, and it's configurability.

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#22 2005-02-02 20:15:15

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

Fluxbox w/ MC or ROX. I'll probably try E17 when it becomes stable though.

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#23 2005-02-02 21:07:56

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

On P4 (Working Frequency 450 Mhz [Orginal 1800 Mhz]) gnome runs fine, I don't know why people use XFce for slow computers, but anyway gnome is great!

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#24 2005-02-02 21:43:20

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

It's really a matter of RAM, not CPU speed. Older computers are generally rather lacking in the RAM department... But stuff an old PC with 384 megs of RAM and KDE or GNOME should run fine on it.

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#25 2005-02-02 22:28:03

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Re: What desktop environment do you use?

I wonder why so many people claim that xfce is lightweight. Maybe it uses less memory than GNOME (because of lacking features and less generic design), but it SO SLOW. Xffm takes over one second to start (even after it's in cache), whereas nautilus opens folders immediately. And the panel blocks when the mail check applet is checking mail.
XFCE certainly has some potential for future improvement, but in my opinion using it makes no sense in the current situation. If you are memory limited use something like fluxbox with a filemanager like rox. Otherwise, GNOME is a better choice.
This is my opinion and advice - you may not agree with it and that's ok. I know there are other choices (KDE, wmi or console). I just can't find any reason why people want to use XFCE.

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