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iam_newhere
April 10th, 2009, 02:25 AM
a little poll for me please to help me choose what to install.

xfce (xubuntu)
gnome (ubuntu)
kde (kubuntu)

and why?

thanks!

ninjapirate89
April 10th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Why don't you add an actual poll to this?

I use gnome by the way just because it is what I first tried and it works for me.

LIB53
April 10th, 2009, 02:31 AM
I'm using GNOME because while KDE seemed stunning at first, it actually seemed bloated after a while and all it's features that i used can be replicated in GNOME. Also, I just couldn't stand the bad GTK integration. However, I do miss plasma, but i'd rather have fast Compiz Fusion (Compiz was slow for me KDE).

crazypeppo
April 10th, 2009, 05:06 AM
gnome

hictio
April 10th, 2009, 06:32 AM
Started with Gnome, years ago with Red Hat 6.2, and I have used it ever since.
KDE seems bloated and sort of childish IMHO.
For a couple of years I have used the minimalistic Window Managers, tho (BlackBox mostly)

leonardo_neo
April 10th, 2009, 08:10 AM
I use gnome.

I use it because it is fast, less memory demanding, and it is default with Ubuntu. Although I have tried Kubuntu as well, but after a while I didn't like that because it was compromising the performance just because of looks (on my old machine).

digital_sc4rz
April 10th, 2009, 11:00 AM
I'm using GNOME with my install

Jakey_TheSnake
April 10th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Gnome.

Murderface89
April 10th, 2009, 12:01 PM
i'm just using Ubuntu (since yesterday) and i'm using Gnome atm.

i tried KDE but indeed, it seems bloated, and gives me too much of a windows feeling, i did not try compiz fusion on KDE yet but i dun think i'll even bother.... i'll barley use it annyway.

Compiz rocks on Gnome btw

*love Ubuntu*

smackheadz
April 10th, 2009, 12:07 PM
i'm also using gnome although i was looking thru the desktop thread a couple of days back and some of them are excellent =D>

Agent.Logic_
April 10th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Gnome, because it works fairly decently, even on my ****** laptop!

UbuntuNerd
April 10th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I try both but I like Gnome better :smile:

fuser312
April 10th, 2009, 12:42 PM
i am sing both kde and gnome

but of course for ubuntu, gnome is better.

you could always use many of third party softwares to give gnome a stunning look.

adamlau
April 10th, 2009, 05:45 PM
JWM for general desktop use. A minimally compiled build is about as fast as dwm with more intuitive usability (at least to me). Actively developed and both lighter and faster than Openbox, Fluxbox, IceWM, or pekwm. Highly configurable and outside of native compositing support, can do just about anything you would expect a modern window managing environment to do.

overdrank
April 10th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Moved to Cafe

Newuser1111
April 10th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Gnome, but I might get KDE sometime.

swoll1980
April 10th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Gnome, but I might get KDE sometime.

I have a p4 with 1 GiB RAM and GNOME is great for me!

binbash
April 10th, 2009, 06:53 PM
Gnome because it is more customizable then KDE and it is not empty like KDE4

Mehall
April 10th, 2009, 06:56 PM
I use Openbox just now, using Crunchbang Linux.

When not using that, I tend to be a KDE man.

Newuser1111
April 10th, 2009, 07:10 PM
I have a p4 with 1 GiB RAM and GNOME is great for me!I have AMD Turion 64 X2 with 2GB RAM.

chucky chuckaluck
April 10th, 2009, 07:15 PM
i don't really get the point of desktop environments. they seem like their primary purpose is to manage being a desktop environment. i prefer openbox, or some other similarly simple window manager that just gives me access to the apps. lately, i've been using compiz-fusion by itself. it's a little like openbox with breast implants.

SuperSonic4
April 10th, 2009, 07:15 PM
KDE(mod) for me mainly because I like my KDE native apps

bolax
April 10th, 2009, 07:16 PM
:p Using kde because it runs faster than Gnome on my laptop and unlike gnome the latest kde4 looks and feels professional although i know with experience that a little bit of time modifying and tweeking Gnome can look very nice. :guitar:

neofreud
April 10th, 2009, 08:07 PM
I use gnome because I think that KDE is a little too colorful for me? It seems like its designed for a little kid.

Not to mention the fact that it annoys me that everything starts with a K. I dont think K is the most warm and welcoming letter in the alphabet and when I read the names of the programs like Konquoror, Kolf, Kubuntu , etc.. it just does not make be feel good inside..

haha probably not a very good reason but its mine.

spcwingo
April 10th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Gnome on most machines, but I also use LXDE, IceWM, XFCE (not Xubuntu), and JWM. I realize that IceWM and JWM aren't DEs, but what's wrong with running a WM directly on top of X?

Mokoma
April 10th, 2009, 08:08 PM
gnome. its the easiest ui ever!

bolax
April 10th, 2009, 08:28 PM
gnome. its the easiest ui ever!

You have stuck around then?

SomeGuyDude
April 10th, 2009, 08:32 PM
Compiz by itself. You'd never tell the difference between it and GNOME+Compiz save I don't have gnome-panel going.

Really, the "UI" of Gnome is what? It's the panel and Nautilus, mostly, plus your GTK apps. If you use AWN for your dock and auto-hide your panel, almost nothing is inherently "GNOME". It's not like KDE where everything is directly tied into the thing (Kicker/Konqueror/Plasma/etc).

sahabcse
April 10th, 2009, 08:37 PM
I am using gnome Desktop, It is soft one. KDE also good but more colourful.

itisbasi
April 10th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Gnome it is....I am slowly getting used to KDE also though...

lemuriaX
April 10th, 2009, 08:41 PM
Mostly Gnome. XFCE on an older computer without many resources to spare. Sometimes KDE as I like some things about it. Gnome still my favourite though.

CharmyBee
April 10th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Gnome. After the KDE4 humiliation i switched over. At least it doesn't paste when I middle-click in a browser and the thumb button actually goes back.

I would use QVWM if it weren't so hard-coded.

PupSpark
April 10th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Can you have both on one system? Just wondering...

Icehuck
April 10th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Can you have both on one system? Just wondering...

You can have as many as you want.

On this machine I'm using KDE on the laptop GNOME.

hictio
April 10th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Can you have both on one system? Just wondering...

Yeap, you can as many as you like :D

iam_newhere
April 11th, 2009, 02:49 AM
what a great turnout of votes!
thank u all!:popcorn:

mamamia88
April 11th, 2009, 02:53 AM
i like gnome seems simpler than kde

itsStephen
April 11th, 2009, 02:56 AM
I use KDE

I'll be switching to Gnome when 9.04 is released though

happysmileman
April 11th, 2009, 02:57 AM
KDE, all the default applications are better, it looks much better and it's far easier to configure.

dragos240
April 11th, 2009, 03:08 AM
Gnome - Basic very flexable window manager and environment, very easy to use, friendly, and overall great look.
KDE - A nice flashy environment with many features for everyday use, windows-like environment, and stable at the moment.
Xfce - A very lightweight, simple, flexable environment for slow computers and for users than need speed.

reprobus
April 11th, 2009, 04:02 AM
I use XFCE on every computer I own, it doesn't matter if it is an old slow computer or a newer faster computer, I just like XFCE better than all the others.

kk0sse54
April 11th, 2009, 04:29 AM
When I do use a DE it's KDE 4

sekinto
April 11th, 2009, 04:30 AM
Gnome.

pbpersson
April 11th, 2009, 05:09 AM
I want to be on KDE but I am on Gnome because 80% of the people here use it, I like this forum, and I want to be able to help people.

KDE is more easily customized to look like anything - it has lots of bells and whistles

rmayer32
April 11th, 2009, 08:29 AM
KDE lately more then not, but still Gnome when i am in the mood.

I like both of them and it is nice to be able to choose depending on the mood.

t85us
April 11th, 2009, 08:35 AM
gnome, with ubuntu studio, and some KDE applications, like k3b, ktorrent, ksnapshot

samjh
April 11th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Started with CDE on Solaris, followed by Gnome then KDE - again on Solaris. On Linux, I started with Gnome, then wandered between KDE and Xfce, before settling back to Gnome.

lisati
April 11th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Gnome, because I'm kinda used to it.

opendevlite
April 11th, 2009, 11:14 AM
gnome, i like it

chriskin
April 11th, 2009, 11:37 AM
i've tried almost all desktop environments out there, but gnome is the best suited for my needs. so gnome :)

xtremethegreat1
April 11th, 2009, 11:45 AM
a little poll for me please to help me choose what to install.

xfce (xubuntu)
gnome (ubuntu)
kde (kubuntu)

and why?

thanks!

If you have modern high end hardware, I suggest you go for Gnome (Ubuntu). That's the best. If you love eye candy, you should go for KDE (Kubuntu). And if you have old hardware, the other two desktop environments won't be very fruitful and then xfce (Xubuntu) should be the best.

chriskin
April 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
If you have modern high end hardware, I suggest you go for Gnome (Ubuntu). That's the best. If you love eye candy, you should go for KDE (Kubuntu). And if you have old hardware, the other two desktop environments won't be very fruitful and then xfce (Xubuntu) should be the best.

why does everybody say that gnome has less eye candy than kde?
i strongly disagree with that, gnome can become way nicer than kde , with less than half an hour of work :O

vishzilla
April 11th, 2009, 11:54 AM
I am using only KDE since 4.1.. currently using KDE 4.2.2 with Arch.

Rotaj
April 11th, 2009, 12:17 PM
I am only using KDE or LXDE at the moment.

xtremethegreat1
April 11th, 2009, 12:17 PM
why does everybody say that gnome has less eye candy than kde?
i strongly disagree with that, gnome can become way nicer than kde , with less than half an hour of work :O

Talking about eye candy, Gnome is definitely way better. But KDE4.2 is coming with sleek and sexy graphics, without having to install new themes. That's it. With the themes and setting up Compiz, gnome becomes way better than KDE.

truonggiang231
April 12th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Gnome.

SKLP
April 12th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Gnome

SomeGuyDude
April 12th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Talking about eye candy, Gnome is definitely way better. But KDE4.2 is coming with sleek and sexy graphics, without having to install new themes. That's it. With the themes and setting up Compiz, gnome becomes way better than KDE.

FWIW, the theming thing really isn't "GNOME". It's Emerald and a GTK theme. Take ten minutes and GNOME, XFCE, Openbox, and Compiz standalone can all look almost the exact same (I'm tempted to install them all on this machine just to show how they can look totally interchangeable).

I do agree that by and large GTK themes look better than QT themes, though.

bruno9779
April 12th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Gnome.

but I am enticed by fluxbox looks. I may try out Mint linux or install fluxbox on my ubuntu machine (when i get the time)

Greg
April 12th, 2009, 02:57 PM
XFCE. It's a full DE, with a built-in compositor. It's also fast, and I honestly think that it's nicer than GNOME... the only thing is Thunar isn't good, but no problem, just grab PCManFM.

But get a real XFCE install, like from a minimal installation, not xubuntu.

tcoffeep
April 12th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Openbox.

I just like it. I don't know why. It's aesthetically appealing

liamnixon
April 12th, 2009, 04:51 PM
For Ubuntu I would suggest Gnome of Xfce.

However, if you're willing to use something else then KDE is pretty great. Been using KDE 4.2 in Slackware and it's very nice. :D

cardinals_fan
April 12th, 2009, 05:19 PM
I don't use a desktop environment. My current favorite is the lightweight tiling window manager musca.

archolman
April 12th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Gnome, because it came with Ubuntu. i have tried Kubuntu (LiveCD), but thought the environment looked a bit off.
I have Window$ XP2 on a separate box running a DAW, (with Protools, M-Audio, & stuff), & wish I could port Gnome to it!

bashveank
April 12th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Aqua. Unification, font rendering, color profiling.

omar8
April 12th, 2009, 11:53 PM
I use Gnome but code QT (far superior to GTK) so if someone were to create "Qnome" I would certainly switch :) Seriously though, I think Gnome is just fantastic, I don't really care that it is progressing slowly, it has it's own unique interface (KDE just seems like Windows) and can be themed very well.

villainy
April 12th, 2009, 11:57 PM
I use Gnome. I just like the simpleness of it.

Depending on the distro, KDE can look quite nice though.

hictio
April 13th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Aqua. Unification, font rendering, color profiling.

What do you mean by this?
Do you run Os X?

bashveank
April 13th, 2009, 01:10 AM
What do you mean by this?
Do you run Os X?

Yes.

Mark76
April 13th, 2009, 01:21 AM
ROX Desktop.

avaralom
April 13th, 2009, 04:30 AM
Fluxbox.

I like the minimal desktop and all the customization opportunities.

Though between Gnome and KDE, I'd go with Gnome.

Zoulpain
April 13th, 2009, 04:35 AM
Gnome .. what else? :-\" :KS

namegame
April 13th, 2009, 05:02 AM
dwm, it's blazing fast for me, I'm probably going to stick with it for a while

vegetarianshrimp
April 13th, 2009, 05:05 AM
gnome