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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 #6851 of 7733
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Originally Posted by cones View Post

I'm still more comfortable with Debian. Also I run XBMC on it and I don't want to deal with compiling it in Arch. Other then that no real reason not to.

The bold part (added for clarity) is all you really had to say. If you lurk around forums long enough you begin to realize that the number one reason that people enjoy (and tout to whomever might listen) a specific DE, Distro, or even OpSys is exactly that - We rightly get comfortable and more productive when we are as we learn a system. It takes an extremely compelling reason to trash what may seem a large degree of effort and knowledge to what feels like starting over.

That last sentence is just something you tell yourself for extended justification. Even Slackware, which while not entirely source based, comes with source included and is built as vanilla as possible to make for easy compiling, still has a SlackBuild for XBMC for a moderately automated install. I'm pretty confident that Debian with it's huge user base and repos has an XBMC.deb somewhere.

Bottom Line - Arch is a really good distro. So is Debian. Use what you're comfortable with unless there's a powerful reason to change.

BTW - while on the subject of contrived justifications..... do you suppose the regulars here might possibly choose to cease throwing about the word "bloat" as if we were all still on Windows?
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post #6852 of 7733
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post

BTW - while on the subject of contrived justifications..... do you suppose the regulars here might possibly choose to cease throwing about the word "bloat" as if we were all still on Windows?

It's a widely established fact that one man's bloat is another man's treasure. So who really cares if someone calls distro x or DE y as "bloated"?

I think some people get overly sensitive about these things to be honest. I mean I'm constantly calling KDE bloated but I still love it
post #6853 of 7733
yes KDE is a BUFF but it does have useful features for most people.
 
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whats android integration? android apps on desktop linux?
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post #6855 of 7733
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I have. It's ok, but a little feature-bare at the moment.
Arch isn't a source based distro - it has binaries for XBMC.

Yes I forgot the stable version doesn't need to be but I usually run the betas when they come out.
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post #6856 of 7733
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Originally Posted by cones View Post

Yes I forgot the stable version doesn't need to be but I usually run the betas when they come out.

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xbmc-git/

Arch makes running the newest versions easy.

Yaourt -S xbmc-git

Done.
post #6857 of 7733
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post

whats android integration? android apps on desktop linux?
Basically it's just push notifications for KDE.
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Originally Posted by cones View Post

Yes I forgot the stable version doesn't need to be but I usually run the betas when they come out.
To be honest, I think compiling is the least of your worries if you're running git snapshots tongue.gif
post #6858 of 7733
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Originally Posted by Shrak View Post

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/xbmc-git/

Arch makes running the newest versions easy.

Yaourt -S xbmc-git

Done.

Yes and when I tried that I ran out of space, ramdisk with only 3.5gb. That was my desktop though. Plan9 actualy their betas are usually pretty stable.
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yes KDE is a BUFF but it does have useful features for most people.

'BUFF'?
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It's the new bloat.
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