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What desktop environment do you use /g/? I recently installed Debian on my laptop and i'm trying to figure out which DE to install.
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Cinnamon
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Gnome
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>>52679137
Xfce
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m8
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>>52679137

Fluxbox.
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>>52679137
KDE, quite shaved
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>>52679574
I've installed Xfce before, but I could never get past how unappealing it looked when it's first installed. Do you use any specific themes?
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>>52679598
clearlooks is all you need.
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>>52679137
Spectrwm
Not that it's a DE, but I don't have anything past a WM.
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I like Gnome 3, but most people don't seem to.

XFCE, or Mate are probably the best options if you want a traditional desktop.
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CDE is THE STANDARD!
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>>52679137
>2016
>using an entire DE instead of separate parts
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>>52679137
gnome3 is nice, especially if you take the time to play around with the shell extensions
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>>52679704
whatever your setup, it probably qualifies as a de, you're just mad jelly that you can't think of a good name for it
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>>52679704
Don't listen to this guy. DE's have been a part of Unix since the 80's
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Explorer
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If you're willing to use a WM use Wayland + Sway, if not then use XFCE with Arc.

If you're a faggot who uses systemd then install GNOME + Arc.
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OP here, should specify. I do dig the minimalist nature of just using a WM and other various parts, but it's a pain in the ass to get everything configured and I don't really have too much time to manage it all.

My laptop pretty beastly so I don't think RAM usage and shit is much of an issue, either.
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Enlightenment.
Its a fully functional DE thats fast enough to not show any signs of lag on my intel d2500.

Fedora+ enlightenment uses only 400MB ram.
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>>52679744
you got a point

>>52679761
and?
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>>52679598
>>52679624
I think it looks good
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>>52679834
>enlightment
>2015
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when i install mint, i'd probably choose cinnamon or mate. any other de's i should consider? i've used xubuntu and i wanna try something that isnt xfce
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>>52679848
I hope you're using sid or debian unstable.

>>52679855
fug I meant to say 2016
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>>52679855
why does everyone hate enlightenment? hell it even has a tiling mode
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>>52679866
MATE is total crap
XFCE is god tier
Cinnamon is meh but looks good.
The rest are total crap.
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>>52679855
>>52679869
Whats wrong with enlightenment?
Its a nice and efficient DE, my favourite so far.
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>>52679641
I liked it better when it was called scrotwm.

Friggin' SJWs decided it was an I appropriate name. It was an intelligent pun if anything.
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>>52679837
and there is no reason not to run a DE unless you want to look elite hacker with TUI's or GUI programs with over 9000 different toolkit widgets.
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>>52679883
ok so cinnamon then. i love xfce but as i said, new things are cool
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>>52679693
Isn't that buggy on x64 and super insecure?
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>Gnome
Do you like 5 year old outstanding bugs?

>KDE
Just buy a fucking mac at this point

>Unity
Why are you even using Linux?


Xfce is the only acceptable answer.
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>>52679888
>>52679876
t. Samefag

desu it's because it's code is very buggy and it's less maintained and well overall it doesn't have much support
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>>52679137
gnome 3 niggers. Anything else is pleb tier
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>>52679939
not samefag you wet blanket, it's not noticeably buggy at all,it's maintaned perfectly fine, and what fucking support do you want that it's missing?
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>>52679834
for 16 year old fags who just installed linux for the second time and want to impress somebody obscure
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>>52679888
>>52679876
because they are idiots. i personally prefer xfce, but enlightenment is suite as fuck. it's somewhere inbetween a de and a wm. it's actively developed, by people who give a shit (AND the devs are making sure it's compatible with newer technologies like wayland).
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>>52679137
lxde
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>>52679991
get with the times sempai, lxqt is the new hotness
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>>52679965
you know nothing. it's a widely respected and storied environment. it's also the basis for bodhilinux. go back to >>>/v/.
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>>52680000
whew dem nums
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>>52680000
>pcmanfm-qt
is that any better than pcmanfm? Does it crash randomly after file transfers like pcmanfm?
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Cinnamon werks, and I really like the audio applet
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>>52679834
>>52679888
looks fucking awful holy shit
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>>52680118
>implying that unlike every other de, enlightenment can't be made to look however you want
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>>52679939
>samefag
Lol okay.

Also I've been using enlightenment for over a month with zero issues so far. No instabilities, it works flawlessly.

My 2 favourite DEs are enlightenment and xfce so far. Going to give lxde and plasma a try soon, I've got a friend who says they're great.
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>>52679939
Forgot image.
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>>52680143
>I've got a friend
fucking liar
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>>52680159
but anon that image clearly shows that it's not samefag
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I just have regular OSX
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Whatever happened to the really lightweight graphical interfaces like blackbox?
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Unity becasue i just got used to HUD and menus in the control bars.
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>>52680214
they're still around, /g/ just never talks about them because we have a massive hard on for openbox
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>>52679988
I use both enlightenment and xfce, they're both great. But personally I lean more towards enlightenment. Everyone has their preferences though and they're both very nice DEs.

>>52680118
>implying you cant rice your DE however you want.

>>52680185
Sarcasm is not easily conveyed through text.

>>52680163
But I do :(
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>>52680201
Can you change the de in osx? Or are you stuck with the apple one.
What sort of customaisation can you do?
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>>52680301
I changed the background once, from the default to a pic of me and gf
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>>52680354
bullshit! only windows has that functionality
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>>52680354
Hmph, I did that in the linux too!
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GNOME, occasionally I check in on how Deepin and Budgie are doing. If I've got a particularly big rendering task to do I'll switch over to Openbox
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Awesome
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>>52680401
It was actually my gf who did it, I'd need to poke around to find how it's done. She also downloaded Adobe Reader for me, without which I'd never have figured out how to download a pdf from the web.

OSX is beautiful and stable, but it can drive you crazy easily. And that's not to speak of iOS without file tables lol
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>>52680533
Yes I am
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>>52680595
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>>52680000
just tried out lxqt, its shit. i'm sticking with lxde
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>>52679137
Xfce on xubuntu. Looks good after configuring and theming.
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>>52680004
>muh damage control

fuck off and stop linking to your own board, I don't want to join you in pleb town
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>>52679965
>>52679939
>>52679869
>>52679855
>hating on based Enlightenment
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XFCE. Was using Cinnamon until a couple days ago. XFCE is a little bare out of the box, but with Compton you can really make it nice and smooth. Also, it's way more customizable.
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>>52679598
Numix

Also, my vote is Xfce, duh.
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LXDE
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>>52679137
openbox master race.
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CDE, Xfce and GNOME 2 at home
KDE at university

the latter seriously sucks shit, crashes all the fucking time especially when working with X applications forwarded over SSH
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>>52683090
looks like garbage, family
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>>52679137
Mate
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>>52680143
Plasma was a buggy piece of shit when I used it. Lxde was alright, I would defintely recommend it
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>>52680582
>gf
>my
jej
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>>52679137
Xfce or Lxde are pretty good choices. Lightweight and functional. Maybe GNOME if you liked Windows 8's layout, but want a more competent version of it. Never tried MATE, but definitely don't use KDE. It's really bloated and has a tendency to crash(at least for me)
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KDE.
Best default applications and krunner is amazing.
It does everything, files, applications, predicts what I want based on previous searches, no nonsense calculator / converter.
Config files have a graphical frontend so basic features are easy to modify.
The file manager has a built in terminal so switching between clicking a link and running a command is natural.
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>>52679137
Cinnamon or Mate, I haven't had any problems with Cinnamon, but with Mate I haven't gotten my trackpad to scroll naturally, call me an idiot.
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>>52681086
>being that euphoric
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>>52679137
Xfce
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>>52684268
with Numix theme
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Openbox + tint2
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>>52683266
This anon gets it.
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>>52679137
>>52679137
>2016
>using a DE
>not using ultra lightweight, efficient and aesthetic i3 gaps + Arch linux

Enjoy your bloat
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>>52684297
>*Clearlooks
FTFY
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>>52679137
KDE4 or XFCE, others are all garbage
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>>52679137
I use MATE
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>>52685612
KDE5 is better though.
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>>52679137
LXDE, waiting for dat qt update
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>>52685650
Outside of a more attractive default theme and le meme cube it really isn't. Unless you want to elaborate on something I don't know about
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>>52683466
Yeah I had problems with trackpad scrolling as well. I found that you can edit some conf files, or install a program called naturalscrolling.
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>>52684716
Enjoy your broken xorg.conf.
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i3 baybeee, I love the window resizing
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>>52685665
Less ram consumed and more smoothness *on my machine*.
Besides, KDE4 has been abandoned, gets no more bug fixes and improvements, while Plasma 2 is being slowly but steadily refined.
Lastly, breeze-dark is great, on older releases it was a pain to find good dark themes and make them work.
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Cinnamon
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>>52685759
4 is fine as it is, certainly less buggy than 5 will end up being for the next year at the very least (and then the code will surely be abandoned AGAIN for the inevitable Plasma 6, gotta love the KDE team). If their idea of "fixing" things is removing basic features then no thanks.
The smoothness is your brain getting placated by muh animations, a.k.a. Android vs iPhone effect.
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>>52685707
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>>52679137
Used many, and many are shit.

>Gnome3
Would you like systemd with that sir?
>unity
HUGE
COMPIZ
PLUGIN
Don't fucking fall for it
>Cinnamon
Had the occasional freeze but it would be alright if they could fix those bugs.
>KDE
The full desktop experience, stick to KDE4 for now.
>Xfce
The basic, simple and fuckup free desktop that does what it needs to do.
>MATE
Might as well just use xfce.
>LXDE
Well I guess it's light, it also looks like shit. But at least it works.

>>52684716
>I overcomplicate my desktop experience because I don't like to get actual work done
Fuck off, this is a DE thread.
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Xfce
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bspwm
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>>52679137
>desktop environment
>1900+116
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>>52679834
OH GOD, MY EYES !!
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>>52679888
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i3-wm with dmenu, though also use Openbox sometimes because certain programs don't like i3..
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>>52679137
MATE
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I just use Solaris 10, and its default DE.
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KDE
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fell for the standalone window manager meme when I first started getting into linux. Awesome was my go to until I switched to i3. Then it hit me that I have 8gb of ram and 2tb of disk space im not using.

Imo plasma 5 is perfect, sexy asfuck and, for a minute there, it was worth all the bugs I was experiencing. Sddm was causing serious problems for me so i'm using gnome at the moment.
Feels very professional and I don't find myself getting distracted tweaking configs, which is a plus. This transition out of the traditional windows start menu thing is starting to grow on me gotta admit.

go i3 if you don't leave your keyboard
xfce/mate if you're dealing with low resources
gnome if you work on your machine, kde if not
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>>52686960
not a laptop right?

good chioce

meanwhike dwm strretches my battery more than GNOME ever can
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>>52687038
inspiron 7720, laptop of 3 years now.

my battery died a year ago. after spending 600+ for the laptop itself, dell can choke on the 120 dollars they want for the battery.

So yeah it's essentially a desktop.
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XFCE
XFCE
XFCE
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>>52680140
You can't easily rice enlightenment. Find me numix for enlightenment and we'll talk, non-flat looks like windows rice from 2005.
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>>52688036
I hear enlightened fedorafags talk about how much you can rice enlightenment but you never see enlightenment in desktop threads or anywhere else.
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LXDE + i3 as the window manager
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