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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 #4941 of 7733
Is it sad that I actually used to use TWM back when I first started using Arch? I actually enjoyed it too.
post #4942 of 7733
yes, that is sad and you should feel sad.

grouphug.gif
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post #4943 of 7733
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Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post

yes, that is sad and you should feel sad.

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No. I'll tell you what's sad. I have yet to try Cinnamon...

post #4944 of 7733
Quote:
Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post

yes, that is sad and you should feel sad.

grouphug.gif

No. I'll tell you what's sad. I have yet to try Cinnamon...

meh, it's a pretty normal desktop. It kind of gives you a MATE/old school desktop with current gnome 3 tech. it's pretty much just a shell over the gnome 3 frame work so install it, it's like 5 packages.
post #4945 of 7733
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

meh, it's a pretty normal desktop. It kind of gives you a MATE/old school desktop with current gnome 3 tech. it's pretty much just a shell over the gnome 3 frame work so install it, it's like 5 packages.

It's just Gnome Shell with add-ons wheee.gif
post #4946 of 7733
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Originally Posted by TFL Replica View Post

No. I'll tell you what's sad. I have yet to try Cinnamon...
You haven't tried Cinnamon.
Butter, sugar, Cinnamon. Great toppings for toast

But seriously neither have I.. Just never got around to it.
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post #4947 of 7733
Updated my laptop to OpenSUSE 12.3. Black is a good look for Linux. biggrin.gif


Steam and Half-Life both work great, now if only they could get Opposing Force and Blue Shift to install since they run on the same engine anyway.

Still, Steam works, TS3 works, IRC works, Chrome works, I'm all set.
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post #4948 of 7733
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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

Updated my laptop to OpenSUSE 12.3. Black is a good look for Linux. biggrin.gif


Steam and Half-Life both work great, now if only they could get Opposing Force and Blue Shift to install since they run on the same engine anyway.

Still, Steam works, TS3 works, IRC works, Chrome works, I'm all set.

I have to say that looks very good
post #4949 of 7733
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

Updated my laptop to OpenSUSE 12.3. Black is a good look for Linux. biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Steam and Half-Life both work great, now if only they could get Opposing Force and Blue Shift to install since they run on the same engine anyway.

Still, Steam works, TS3 works, IRC works, Chrome works, I'm all set.

I have to say that looks very good

I really like it. Aside from me changing the OpenSUSE thing on the right to silver, it's all stock too.

Pretty much my only real complaint with Linux was design. I always considered Microsoft having an incredible edge in that area simply because they can buy all the best artists, but Linux in general could have used a few hours with a professional UI guy to get the look right.

Seems someone working on the project wants me to eat my words, because 12.3 looks fantastic. biggrin.gif
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post #4950 of 7733
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Originally Posted by jrl1357 View Post

what does every desktop user use?
x
sound
window manager
text editor
web browser
terminal
file manager
and on top of that the only thing I would add is a GUI package manager for new people.
This sounds like CrunchBang to me. It comes with more than that, but there's nothing super bloated or excessively extraneous. Everything feels like it has a reasonable purpose for the average person. I prefer distros that roll their own selection of apps rather than going with the generic DE-coupled choices. That way you get the best combo of apps.
Edit: CB also asks if you want Printer support, Java, or LibreOffice (comes with AbiWord by default).

It seems like every OpenSuse screenshot I see has me itching to go with KDE somewhat. The problem I have is when I install KDE (on Debian or a 'buntu) it's always too fisher-pricy, and I have a hard time finding a good, more basic theme. I prefer Openbox/Fluxbox/XFCE athesthetics - basic, no nonsense window borders (not 5 pixel thick borders to every window) with a nice square (or lightly rounded) titlebar / window corners. I also tend to prefer a more basic panel (think XFCE, Gnome 2). Transparency is okay, but I don't go looking for it. Any pointers to some Kwin and KDE themes that follow this aesthetic? I spent some time on kde-look once but came up largely empty.
Edited by stolid - 3/20/13 at 10:58pm
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