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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 #4011 of 7733
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I know, but.. if you can do the same or more in less, why use more?

^ the way I see it. There's no need for me to use more what so ever. It runs just as smooth and fast on what I've got it running on as it would if it used all of my system.
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Will Wayland speed up the UI or is that not a problem with X11?
post #4013 of 7733
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Will Wayland speed up the UI or is that not a problem with X11?
X11 itself is rather fast.
Most of the time, it is the window manager that is horribly slow (Kwin, as example).

The way I understood Wayland, if you have a completely Wayland-converted DE/WM, maybe, because all the useless protocols that X11 applications barely uses anyway will not be loaded (this is a requirement to be X11-compatible). However, we will probably need X11 plugin for Wayland for a few months/years still, which.. well... won't help reducing the load.
Wayland is a good idea, imho, but it will only work if everyone works to make their application compatible.
Last time I checked, the way wayland works is that each applications holds their "capabilities" and other protocols in themselves and interfaces it with wayland, as opposed to having X11 containing everything and applications interfaces with what they use.
The way I see it, is that lightweight desktops will be more lightweight, but heavy desktops will be heavier...
Then again, Wayland was supposed to happen 2/3 ubuntu releases ago...

EDIT: typo and stuff
Edited by Tarnix - 11/1/12 at 1:37am
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

Will Wayland speed up the UI or is that not a problem with X11?
X11 itself is rather fast.
Most of the time, it is the window manager that is horribly slow (Kwin, as example).

The way I understood Wayland, if you have a completely Wayland-converted DE/WM, maybe, because all the useless protocols that X11 applications barely uses anyway will not be loaded (this is a requirement to be X11-compatible). However, we will probably need X11 plugin for Wayland for a few months/years still, which.. well... won't help reducing the load.
Wayland is a good idea, imho, but it will only work if everyone works to make their application compatible.
Last time I checked, the way wayland works is that each applications holds their "capabilities" and other protocols in themselves and interfaces it with wayland, as opposed to having X11 containing everything and applications interfaces with what they use.
The way I see it, is that lightweight desktops will be more lightweight, but heavy desktops will be heavier...
Then again, Wayland was supposed to happen 2/3 ubuntu releases ago...

EDIT: typo and stuff

fast compared to what? with no current compaition how can it be 'fast'? its standard

wayland is designed to allow compositers to interact directly with programs. this may have little difference on window managers like dwm or openbox, but on compositing wms such as kwin or compiz it will speed up the effects a great deal and make them less resource hogging.

also, as a WM kwin its the bad. its plasma that makes it heavy.
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I love my Minty Cinnamon!
    
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fast compared to what? with no current compaition how can it be 'fast'? its standard
There's quite a few windowing systems around to compare against. Even a few forks of X available, depending on the version of UNIX you're running.

I personally think the only reason X is quick is because it's had years of development - but regardless of the reason, it's still a monster.
post #4017 of 7733
decided the third partiton I had set aside for a / would be CentOSes.



one thing is (and I noticed this with fedora too) the default repos are lacking alot. nothing that can't be fixed though. also you may be wondering why gnome, but I installed of the live cd since I figured with 3 distro at least one should be fairly out of the box. and the live disk on one of the best full DE live disks I've ever seen, no crap what so ever. I was very impressed.
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I love my Minty Cinnamon!

Its really that awesome?
    
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Its really that awesome?

I personally think so. For me this has been the easiest distro. Everything is fast and it simply just works. As soon as Guild Wars 2 was improved through wine I dumped my Windows installation. Not going back as I am not as a big of a gamer like I used to be but enough to want to keep playing at least that game (I guess I am getting older and games really haven't changed much in regards to play). Now I have a more stable, secure free OS, a great community that I can seek help from when things do go wrong, free software at hand, frequent updates, and no big corporations that I have to pull teeth to get any kind of support or answer to. I am still learning. I left for awhile and I have tried many, many, distros and came back to this one. Linux Mint has come a long way! Yeah...it is that awesome:)
    
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Its really that awesome?

I personally think so. For me this has been the easiest distro. Everything is fast and it simply just works. As soon as Guild Wars 2 was improved through wine I dumped my Windows installation. Not going back as I am not as a big of a gamer like I used to be but enough to want to keep playing at least that game (I guess I am getting older and games really haven't changed much in regards to play). Now I have a more stable, secure free OS, a great community that I can seek help from when things do go wrong, free software at hand, frequent updates, and no big corporations that I have to pull teeth to get any kind of support or answer to. I am still learning. I left for awhile and I have tried many, many, distros and came back to this one. Linux Mint has come a long way! Yeah...it is that awesome:)

I remember when I start linux on mint. same idea. basically sold me to never using windows again
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