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Ha, I managed to crash Amarok tonight, and I wasn't even trying. http://bugs.kde.org/
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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
Hmm, XFCE gets bundled in with the 'minimal' DE/WMs, but I don't really see why. Ok, it's got lower system requirements I mean, take a look at Mint - compare the main Gnome release with the XFCE release, and I reckon you'd be hard pushed to spot the difference initially (especially if you were a complete Linux noob).

XFCE+Compiz is pretty perfect in my eyes in terms of a Linux desktop. I'm not into customisation much, and it's pretty out of the box (once themed & wallpapered, of course). It's just a real shame that XFCE isn't the main DE on any of the major distros (especially if you think of Debian and their release cycle)

I don't like KDE much at all, which is a shame as I love KDevelop (probably the best IDE I've used imo). I don't get on with Plasma. I dunno, maybe I just need to read the man pages, but I cannot 'work' it as well as I can Gnome or XFCE. I'd love to use KDE as my main DE, but it's needs to be more user friendly. I ended up wiping my KNR 10.04 install because I couldn't work out how to add things to Plasma and arrange them how I like

No-one's mentioned Enlightenment yet.....
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you should check out the xfce version of #! its actually quite interesting
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GNOME 3 is officially released today, with a fresh Live CD based on Fedora.
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I've yet to give Unity or Gnome 3 a shot, yet. I'll definitely give Gnome 3 a shot. Probably won't ever use Unity. I don't like the Canonical is basically wasting resources by copycating software instead of just helping develop it (unity vs gnome3, upstart vs systemd).

I like that it sure looks a lot more polished. Usability doesn't look as great, but the more polished and less buggy and ugly the Linux desktop looks, the more it'll attract a wider audience. I can't really comment on its usability, however. Let's just say I probably won't be leaving tiling WMs for a while.
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Gnome Shell doesn't work right in a virtual machine, even with 3d acceleration.
    
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I like Gnome 3.

Now before you all go calling me a heretic let me explain!

It doesn't feel like Gnome. Hell it doesn't feel like Linux. It is however very nice to use. Its simple (perhaps a bit too much, no window controls??), looks great and is quite speedy (even for a live image). It does add some great features (notifications and window snapping anyone?) as well.

It is NOT Gnome though. It smells very much of Windows or Mac. IMO it is not a step in the wrong direction. It is a side-step, a fork. It is a noob friendly approach to Linux.

Perhaps if it had more granular system controls and some customization to it...

I'm sure you all think I'm loopy but I think its quite nice to use, not that it will be on my sig rig anytime soon though.

~Devoid~

Edit: Having no right click is somewhat maddening however.
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KDE 4.6.1 just got pushed to Fedora users today. Go get it!
Edited by error10 - 4/6/11 at 7:30pm
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KDE 4.6.2 just got added to the core repository today.
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Quote:
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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.

~Devoid~
Pretty much my thoughts.

Gnome3 and KDE 4.6 are in Fedora 15's alpha build. I downloaded a live disc, but haven't burned it yet. I will check back if that ever happens.
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