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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 #4271 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

If we want to continue the off topic chat:
The biggest problem is that MSOffice does not honor any of the cross compatibility it promised. Even 2003 formats are still rendered incorrectly often in all of the Linux office suites. Worse is when these files contain images...if they're scans sometimes they bog the CPU with work. Then of course there is again the addons and consumer interest. The real big way to fix everything is to get a foothold in the educational market (this is true for the Linux environment as a whole). This is part of the same model that really gave Apple it's second life.

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post #4272 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

If we want to continue the off topic chat:

The biggest problem is that MSOffice does not honor any of the cross compatibility it promised. Even 2003 formats are still rendered incorrectly often in all of the Linux office suites. Worse is when these files contain images...if they're scans sometimes they bog the CPU with work. Then of course there is again the addons and consumer interest. The real big way to fix everything is to get a foothold in the educational market (this is true for the Linux environment as a whole). This is part of the same model that really gave Apple it's second life.

speaking of the education system, my moms a teacher for CCRSB here in nova scotia and for a bit they were using openoffice. however, no one ever told them to make sure to save in .doc so they all flipped **** when it wouldn't open on ms word

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Originally Posted by powerhouse View Post

I'm surprised about the poll results: KDE being the leader.

But then, it may be because of the Gnome 2 / Mate / Gnome-shell etc. split. I can't remember what Cinnamon is based on, nor Unity?

The beauty of Linux is also one of its handicaps: the diversity. There are so many options that even a Linux old-timer (use it since ~1996) gets confused. In the meantime I stick with Mate since it's the continuation of Gnome 2 and I prefer the screen layout, perhaps because I'm used to it.

I had totally written off KDE some 10 or more years ago. There were some nice applications, but altogether I preferred the Gnome way. It felt more polished and stable. Based on the results, should I give KDE a second chance? Is there something outstanding about KDE that would make the effort moving to it worth the troubles?

I plan to try it again. however, I should point out its a multichoice poll.if person A. uses gnome most of the time and kde just a little bit of the time, they will have equal votes. I kind of get the feeling kdes a common 2rd or 3rd DE for alot of people
post #4273 of 7733
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I had totally written off KDE some 10 or more years ago

I too had written off kde close to 10 years ago. Like you I was very surprised to see that kde topped the polls i actually expected XFCE to lead the way due to debian announcing that XFCE would be their DE of choice (which again has changed back to Gnome). As a person that hates change I was very reluctant to use gnome shell but after using it for some months I would not switch back. IMO extensions were what saved gnome shell. It also looks like gnome will build in several extensions in the future which i think is a good choice (i guess they listened to feedback). I was ready to give kde a try but after tweaking gnome shell i was satisfied. From what I understand mate is under pretty heavy development which usually means good things are bound to come along. I installed mint 13 on a laptop using cinnamon as a de and was pleasantly surprised. I have installed mint 13 on several friends/family machines and figured I better learn how to use it tongue.gif
post #4274 of 7733
Just went back to Arch, and after a quick make-over... smile.gif

PiDQW.jpg?1

BTW, does any of you know how to mount XFS partitions?
post #4275 of 7733
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Originally Posted by particleman72 View Post

I too had written off kde close to 10 years ago. Like you I was very surprised to see that kde topped the polls i actually expected XFCE to lead the way due to debian announcing that XFCE would be their DE of choice (which again has changed back to Gnome). As a person that hates change I was very reluctant to use gnome shell but after using it for some months I would not switch back. IMO extensions were what saved gnome shell. It also looks like gnome will build in several extensions in the future which i think is a good choice (i guess they listened to feedback). I was ready to give kde a try but after tweaking gnome shell i was satisfied. From what I understand mate is under pretty heavy development which usually means good things are bound to come along. I installed mint 13 on a laptop using cinnamon as a de and was pleasantly surprised. I have installed mint 13 on several friends/family machines and figured I better learn how to use it tongue.gif

KDE is pretty much the only DE i've ever felt at home on. Even back in the 2.x days I preferred it to everything else.
post #4276 of 7733
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KDE is pretty much the only DE i've ever felt at home on. Even back in the 2.x days I preferred it to everything else.

I dont know why but gnome and debian just go together for me. Ive used kde on arch and gentoo and it was beautiful. For some reason i cant get away from debian and gnome.
post #4277 of 7733
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

Just went back to Arch, and after a quick make-over... smile.gif
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PiDQW.jpg?1
Om nom nom nom.
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BTW, does any of you know how to mount XFS partitions?
Mount XFS image
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post #4278 of 7733
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Originally Posted by particleman72 View Post

I dont know why but gnome and debian just go together for me. Ive used kde on arch and gentoo and it was beautiful. For some reason i cant get away from debian and gnome.

thats the beauty of linux; freedom to choose whatever environment you want and for whatever reasons thumb.gif
post #4279 of 7733
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Originally Posted by xeekei View Post

Just went back to Arch, and after a quick make-over... smile.gif
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PiDQW.jpg?1
Om nom nom nom.

Glad you like it. It's Xfce 4.10 with the Albatross theme ( https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xfce-theme-albatross/ ) and modded black Faenza icons ( https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/f-dark-icon-theme/ ) with just Déjà Vu fonts. DMZ-Black cursor.
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Originally Posted by Tarnix 
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BTW, does any of you know how to mount XFS partitions?
Mount XFS image

I tried this:
Code:
$ sudo mount -t xfs /dev/sdb /mnt/LARGE

But it just says that xfs is an unknown filesystem type. frown.gif
post #4280 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Cpt.Teacup View Post

I typically just use a plain text editor. When I really need an office program I just use Google Docs, no need to install any programs plus the automatic cloud saving is super cool. wink.gif
That's great if you don't care about privacy (or at the very least, aren't paranoid like me laugher.gif ), but I'd prefer keep my personal documents locally.
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Originally Posted by cubanresourceful View Post

On the topic of office (sorry to hijack), what do you guys think about Calligra? I've been using it (since I use KDE) and it's okay. I feel as if though documents are not presented correctly (as well as sometimes images don't make it through).
Anybody prefer Calligra over LibreOffice?
Is that the artist formally known as KOffice? If so, I really didn't like the toolbar layouts. They seemed even less intuitive than MS Offices ribbon bar (and I find that a huge obstacle to use). But I guess it just depends on what you get used it.
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