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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
845 Total Votes  
post #3691 of 7733
Very nice.

Did you get your RAMdisk working? I'm running one on Windows, though haven't really used it yet rolleyes.gif
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post #3692 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Killhouse View Post

Very nice.
Did you get your RAMdisk working? I'm running one on Windows, though haven't really used it yet rolleyes.gif

RAMdisk for being the "cheap mans" SSD for programs in Linux seems like making a warp drive so far. I think this is one area that windows really made easy. Or at least the companies that make RAMdisk programs. I got a 4GB one (thank you free mode DataRAM) and all my non-windows/MS programs and non-games went there. Sure makes things bearable in windows. Have yet to figure out how to get something like that working in Linux without some full 2+hour terminal work.
     
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post #3693 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

RAMdisk for being the "cheap mans" SSD for programs in Linux seems like making a warp drive so far. I think this is one area that windows really made easy. Or at least the companies that make RAMdisk programs. I got a 4GB one (thank you free mode DataRAM) and all my non-windows/MS programs and non-games went there. Sure makes things bearable in windows. Have yet to figure out how to get something like that working in Linux without some full 2+hour terminal work.
It depends how far you want to push the ramdisk/disk integration. Standalone programs (unzipped blender, etc) pretty much works out of the box when shoved in a ramdisk. Creating a ramdisk is a 5 minutes thing, at most. I would just add /path/to/ramdisk/bin in the PATH and symlink your ramdisked programs binaries there. Should do the job.
As for loading the ramdisk, a simple bash script to copy stuff where needed should do just fine, ran at boot or whenever appropriate.
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post #3694 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

Cinnamon is just Gnome-Shell with preinstalled extensions.

No, the former Mint Gnome Shell Extensions were, well, just extensions. Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME Shell and the codebases diverge more with each release. As a very simplistic example:

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post #3695 of 7733
Mine seems to be lacking a little in the 'Desktop' department..

Anywho, this is Takara (My Router, VPN, Host, Thingymajig, Throw everything at it laziness box)
 
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post #3696 of 7733
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No, the former Mint Gnome Shell Extensions were, well, just extensions. Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME Shell and the codebases diverge more with each release. As a very simplistic example:

I rest my case.
post #3697 of 7733
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I rest my case.

You have a very funny idea of a fork.
    
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post #3698 of 7733
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You have a very funny idea of a fork.

A fork of Gnome-Shell still means it is of the Gnome-Shell family. And as it stands, is still similar and compatible to the majority of Gnome-Shell.
post #3699 of 7733
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A fork of Gnome-Shell still means it is of the Gnome-Shell family. And as it stands, is still similar and compatible to the majority of Gnome-Shell.

It is compatible in the same way that Ubuntu is compatible with Debian: If you're lucky it might just work. However, while Ubuntu is still a derivative of Debian and continues to rebase itself off Debian packages (before patching them to oblivion), Cinnamon no longer keeps in step with GNOME Shell and will continue to diverge from it going forward. In fact Cinnamon is more a fork of GNOME than just GNOME Shell now. It's a full DE, with a fork of many major applications including the WM and file manager.
    
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post #3700 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

A fork of Gnome-Shell still means it is of the Gnome-Shell family. And as it stands, is still similar and compatible to the majority of Gnome-Shell.

It is compatible in the same way that Ubuntu is compatible with Debian: If you're lucky it might just work. However, while Ubuntu is still a derivative of Debian and continues to rebase itself off Debian packages (before patching them to oblivion), Cinnamon no longer keeps in step with GNOME Shell and will continue to diverge from it going forward. In fact Cinnamon is more a fork of GNOME than just GNOME Shell now. It's a full DE, with a fork of many major applications including the WM and file manager.

I have to agree with shrak here. Other then the wm which is almost the same gnome3 and cinnamon are one and the same. The gnome3-shell and cinnamon are built on top of the gnome 3 base
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