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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 #4991 of 7733
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Which is all good in theory, but in reality the drivers are far inferior even to Nouveau, which has no commercial backing or even acknowledgement.

That would be because AMD hasn't provided sufficient support to the open source drivers YET. And prior to a certain point the number of people working on Nouveau drivers was massive in comparison to those working on radeon. Radeon is catching up, and I imagine when Catalyst reaches a certain point and radeon is ready, the source merge will take place, and the hybrid source model will come to realization; It probably won't be under the Radeon monicker though, instead it will probably be Catalyst-beta. AMD will then likely snapshot Catalyst-Beta versions to the normal Catalyst driver chain. Its a good model, and more companies should adopt it. The Linux kernel itself and it's self-contained drivers are developed in this method - companies provide closed source objects, and some basic open source framework, and the Kernel dev's either internal to the company or the Linux team itself extend upon the basic functionality to bring the device up to speed. Kernel drivers are usually rock solid too. It's also something that certain purist distros frown upon and cut out of their kernels.

At any rate, this is getting kind of off-topic; I'll upload a screenshot once I have my computer again... I moved recently and haven't had a real computer for a couple of weeks.
    
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post #4992 of 7733
God I so wanna up load screen shot but, for the time being my Linux machine is borked frown.gif I'll try to setup dual monitors and set a really nice wallpaper and everything.
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post #4993 of 7733
I finally moved up to 1440p. biggrin.gif Now tiling is practically a requirement imo. CrunchBang 11 (Debian Wheezy) with awesome WM:


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post #4994 of 7733
Would mind posting the conky? Looks great. I'd be interested in giving it a look for ideas for my own.
post #4995 of 7733
I'm not a fan of awesome. The ever constantly changing config file every single release breaking setups got real old after a while. It has some nice features, but if they can't settle on a damn config file format/syntax then it's going to continue to be a pain.

Main reason I like using DWM, easy to hack in most features that are useful from awesome. And XMonad + Dzen -or- Lemon Bar.
post #4996 of 7733
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Would mind posting the conky? Looks great. I'd be interested in giving it a look for ideas for my own.
You're the first person to ever ask. smile.gif
Here you go: http://tabbit.org/4naP

It makes use of the Openlogos and also Source Sans Pro fonts. The weather data comes from a python script I wrote using yahoo's weather API (conky expects it to be in ~/weather.py). It's included in the link above. The keybindings section differs depending on whether awesome is running (if not, it assumes Openbox and the default Crunchbang keybinds for it). The Folding@Home section will read ~/.FAHClient/log.txt and output the WU completion percentage (don't have it installed in my screenshot though). It still needs some work, but I tend to only mess with it every month or so.

With regards to the awesome config file, I feel you. I'm terrified of the day the debian repos push awesome 3.5 lol. Good thing for me though is that I've only made a few basic (well documented) changes (tag names, menu items, window titlebars, autostart programs, default tag tiling layouts). If I can't get that much once it finally updates, I might just move on to some of the other WMs I've been meaning to try. I probably won't have to care for a couple years though - at least if I stick with Wheezy (which will soon be stable and thus be far behind in software heh) biggrin.gif

Edit: If you use the weather.py, be sure to look up your location's yahoo WOEID.
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post #4997 of 7733
I've had a f@h bit for a while (even though I switched to BOINC a while ago) but I've never messed around with weather in conky, could be sething to try. Making keybindings that depend on what is running is an interesting idea too, I've never had keybindings in mine for long as I tend to switch between gnome, mate, xfce, openbox and dwm alot, and often switch WMs inside xfce and mate. Definitly going to try it out. Thanks thumb.gif
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haven't had time to work on the conky yet and I'm not sure if I like it, but it's something new
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I like it thumb.gif
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Wow 5000th post of this thread:D

Solyd-K (formerly known as the unofficial LMDE KDE) updated KDE to 4.10.2 this weekend.

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