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I never got into gnome. I get kde but I prefer xfce over gnome. It is a little less bloated and offers most of the same features.
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Just switched to KDE tonight. I kind of wish I'd done this a long time ago, now.
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Well I'm going to try it on this laptop I am on right now,doing a full install.
Duct tape is next to me, kitty cats have been warned (they closed the door so they won't hear me)
I have had my coffee, also have a pillow handy to punch if needed.
So here we go.....
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XFCE ftw, I love it (even if it is a little 'clinical')
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Just switched to KDE tonight. I kind of wish I'd done this a long time ago, now.
I periodically think I want something more fully featured so I try KDE (again!) at first it's oohh and ahh and then I get sick of it want something less bulky.



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XFCE ftw, I love it (even if it is a little 'clinical')
Yeah it can be a bit dull and they are pretty slow moving. when it comes to changes but it's really stable and they make really great lightweight apps in particular.

Going to try gnome 3 today on my Arch box just for the hell of it.
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i never liked xfce much :/ it just feels... cheap...

xfce is like a minimalistic DE that tries to be a heavy DE... and i just dont like the feel... guess i didnt spend the time customizing it as much as others though...

if im going minimalistic, openbox
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Well I'm going to have to wait until I get some blank CD's to do the install on that laptop.
No it doesn't have a USB port anymore haha.
It won't see a DVD either, it is an old Inspiron that runs Ubuntu 10.10 i386 great.
It is missing the USB port because it was one of the single slot type that the only support for it was its solder connections (fail)
So I get another day of rest before I have to cuss haha.
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i never liked xfce much :/ it just feels... cheap...

xfce is like a minimalistic DE that tries to be a heavy DE... and i just dont like the feel... guess i didnt spend the time customizing it as much as others though...

if im going minimalistic, openbox
Yeah I get what you mean. I only use xfce on my netbook mainly because I don't feel like spending as much time setting up openbox or a tiling wm. Not as much fun working on a tiny screen. I used to be a huge xfce fan until I started using more minimal WM's

XFCE and LXDE are really the only choices for a semi-lightweight DE that's fully featured out of the box but I prefer XFCE apps. Even on openbox or awesome I end up using thunar and mousepad etc. It also very modular you can use tint2 instead of xfce4-panel or even openbox instead of xfwm-4 and it just generally jives better with things like conky than gnome or KDE.

My only complaint is that they are really slow to make changes (althought 4.8 had a few nice ones) and somethings are a bit awkward like menu editing.
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I will reserve judgment for both Unity and Gnome Shell for when stable final releases come out. I've tried KDE but I just can't get into its swing, so I have to keep hope.

I don't fear change, I can adapt. For I am man.

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Yea... KDE 4.6 is still buggy as hell.

Sometimes when I try to adjust the task bar the widgets will fail to load and the whole thing will lock up.


And now I can't get into systemsettings. It just flat out fails to load. I think I'll go try XFCE...
    
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