Favorite desktop environment?

Discussion in 'polls' started by lodore, Sep 5, 2008.

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what is your favorite desktop environment?

  1. OSX Aqua (leopard)

    6 vote(s)
    7.9%
  2. KDE

    13 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Gnome

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  4. X-FCE

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. XDE

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Fluxbox

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Windows XP

    30 vote(s)
    39.5%
  8. Windows Vista

    25 vote(s)
    32.9%
  9. Enlightenment

    3 vote(s)
    3.9%
  10. Other

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hello,
    what is your favourite desktop environment? and why?
    if you use linux do you have multiple desktop environments installed?
    i like windows desktop environment.
    for linux i like both KDE and Gnome.
    i like Gnome because its simple. having the bar at the bottom just for applications is great.
    my favourite desktop environment for linux atm is definatly KDE.
    i like KDE4 alot more than i liked 3.5.
    KDE 4.0 and 4.1 arent very mature yet.
     
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  2. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Under Windows: XP
    Linux: KDE over gnome, altough I haven't tried fluxbox or xfce
     
  3. Pseudo

    Pseudo Registered Member

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    Windows: 2000 for usability, Vista for looks :p
    Linux: GNOME, I've tried others but I always prefer it.
     
  4. incursari

    incursari Registered Member

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    Linux: Gnome and KDE
    Windows: Windows XP because of gaming.
     
  5. emperordarius

    emperordarius Registered Member

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    I like Vista's interface, but I prefer Xp.
     
  6. icr

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    Same here vista theme but os XP
     
  7. progress

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    Windows XP ;)
     
  8. iceni60

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    i like anything that uses GTK+. i don't like the look and feel of Qt at all! (apart from K3B, i use that instead of gtk apps, i like the bit where tux has got his work hat on and plays the trumpet when he's successfully finished ripping stuff LOL) i really like xfce, gnome and fluxbox and only use those 3 desktops. i voted xfce in the poll :cool:
     
  9. blacknight

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    XP + Vista Inspirat Gui on Windows and KDE on Linux. But I must say that for me the nicest desktop environment at all is KDE.
     
  10. YeOldeStonecat

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    KDE...rotating cube
     
  11. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

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    Finally took the time to play with a copy of Vista Ult I was given. Loaded it on a spare hard drive in my break me PC. Have enough Clients running Vista now that I figured finally better start using and learning it so I did not look like a total noob :doubt: when called upon to assist. Then my hard drive suffered a mechanical failure. :mad: Actually sort of liked it. o_O
    Have to order 2 new drives now. Vista on one, Win7 beta on the other. Actually looking forward to playing with them both.

    Until then have a tweaked XP interface I really like.
     
  12. Pedro

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    ThunderZ, you can even try KDE in Windows:
    http://windows.kde.org/
    :D
    A good image is of course advised, it's not final.
     
  13. ThunderZ

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    Thank you Pedro. Played with Linux once many years ago on a dedicated machine. I know it has come a long way.

    A while back I attempted a dual boot. No back-up image, my BIG mistake. Hosed the mbr. :ouch:

    Will probably eventually get a third hdd for a dedicated Linux install. It would be purely for myself. Not much demand in my area for Linux knowledge and have my hands full with Vista clients right now.
     
  14. Pedro

    Pedro Registered Member

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    Just teasing ya. :)
    Did you use fixmbr btw?
     
  15. ThunderZ

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    Nope. Just nuke and paved.

    Actually my future plans do include a dedicated Linux PC. As easy as most distros are on resources it will not require much.
    All I need for the third machine is memory and a hard drive and it could be up and running today.
    A little $$$ challanged right now though so it will have to wait.
     
  16. TairikuOkami

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    Windows Vista Aero but with animated and fade effects disabled, I hate anything, that slow down work with PC and hurts the eyes. But I like pasive efects. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Beavenburt

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    Voted XFCE. It's light and fast and does exactly what I need it to do. Also, it can be beautified as much as any other DE if you so wish. Personally I just keep it simple.
     
  18. raakii

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    Vista mizer for xp or Vista shell pack for xp
     
  19. SmiLey497

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    Windows vista
     
  20. Carver

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    Surely there are other OS for gaming. I also use Windows Xp, I used to use Windows 98 which crashed every 10 minutes or so. Before I switched over to Windows Xp I had Window 98 running pretty smooth... but still crashed. I hope Windows 7 will be good for gaming. Windows 7 is supposed to be released at the end of 2010, but when does M$ release things when they first say they will realse things :cautious: .
     
  21. ambient_88

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    Where did you hear/read the "...end of 2010"? I've checked several sources, and they all say late 2009 to early 2010.
     
  22. incursari

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    The good thing about Linux now, it supports a lot of popular gaming.
     
  23. gkweb

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    Hello,

    Just found your poll lodore, my answer is GNOME for it's simplicity and ease of use, as well as it's ability to be themed with GTK themes + Emerald.

    Just a jewel :)

    Regards,
    gkweb.
     
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