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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 #6481 of 7733
@Phil: OK I guess that makes sense. I think it's because of how little VRAM my GTX275 has that when using Kwin it has a tearing issue with games. With my 1920x1080 screen the GPU idles with about 125-250MB taken when using Kwin...it's half that with KDE+openbox.
     
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post #6482 of 7733
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Originally Posted by phill1978 View Post

i still think something about it is 'big boned'

i have custom fonts, dpi,icons,themes,custom qt theme all round and set pretty much everything cosmetically as 'neat' as i can get it.. still looks smooth and big. I think cinnamon goes for that in between look.. between xfce/mate and kde, its great but im still finding cinnamon isn’t 100% stable and feels a bit limited as to personalisation, so xfce+kwin seems like a nice interim solution.

That's funny, I feel the exact same way and have stayed away from KDE as a result. Everyone else always seemed to sing it's praises, I just figured I was odd... lol

However, I think I'm going to try out some different Window Managers on my XFCE installation. I'd like a little more customization than I currently have, and not having any sort of visual indication of workstation switching is killing me (really liked how Ubuntu handled it).
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post #6483 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

Honestly, I have no idea why vsync for a WM is important as I don't have any issues with openbox but with KDE using Kwin and vsync enabled I get tearing with any non-fullscreen video player (I have terrible tearing in using Kwin when fullscreen gaming as well). Do you guys use your GPU's Vsync as well?

Using openbox with Intel's "TearFree" option enabled on my hd4000, I can't see any tearing. The only game I have that I can run is Starbound, but I don't notice any tearing in it.
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post #6484 of 7733
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Using openbox with Intel's "TearFree" option enabled on my hd4000, I can't see any tearing. The only game I have that I can run is Starbound, but I don't notice any tearing in it.

again, i assume this is via a control panel. So the difference is, that im my case at least i have no GUI control over my video card (apart from Kwin) as i use FOSS drivers on AMD because the catalyst driver is still fairly useless.
post #6485 of 7733
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post

That's funny, I feel the exact same way and have stayed away from KDE as a result. Everyone else always seemed to sing it's praises, I just figured I was odd... lol

However, I think I'm going to try out some different Window Managers on my XFCE installation. I'd like a little more customization than I currently have, and not having any sort of visual indication of workstation switching is killing me (really liked how Ubuntu handled it).

http://www.thelinuxrain.com/articles/tutorial-how-to-use-kwin-window-manager-with-xfce

follow this.

dont forget to increase the animation speed to fast in kdesettings to match the responsiveness of xfce. Obviously there are other things to play with but you get the expo / grid view too smile.gif
post #6486 of 7733
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Originally Posted by phill1978 View Post

again, i assume this is via a control panel. So the difference is, that im my case at least i have no GUI control over my video card (apart from Kwin) as i use FOSS drivers on AMD because the catalyst driver is still fairly useless.

I don't think there's an official control panel for Intel, I'm just using xorg.conf.
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post #6487 of 7733
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http://www.thelinuxrain.com/articles/tutorial-how-to-use-kwin-window-manager-with-xfce

follow this.

dont forget to increase the animation speed to fast in kdesettings to match the responsiveness of xfce. Obviously there are other things to play with but you get the expo / grid view too smile.gif

Oooh sweet! Thanks!
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post #6488 of 7733
Since there seems to be few "pitchers" and I just bought a new to me Mac Pro (so I can telework) for a song here's my current old school Mac like Mate. This will likely become the daughter wubsmiley.gif cube because I want her sitting at a desk for Star Stable vs playing on the couch with a bent back.

 
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It is official. I am now a Linux desktop convert. Well. On my laptop anyway.

Debian Wheezy.. and yes I use Gnome 3, actually I quite like it once you deck it out with a bunch of necessary extensions (that should be in the core Gnome 3 IMO):

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It is official. I am now a Linux desktop convert. Well. On my laptop anyway.

Debian Wheezy.. and yes I use Gnome 3, actually I quite like it once you deck it out with a bunch of necessary extensions (that should be in the core Gnome 3 IMO):


Gnome 3 is like metro... It's ok. It's not as bad as everyone says it is.
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