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#1 2017-05-15 22:33

crosscourt
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Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

I love Trinity I have to admit Im torn between MATE and XFCE as well.


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#2 2017-05-15 22:39

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

I have run many desktops but the only ones that stay a while are TDE and Xfce, I did use mate for a while but I get so annoyed having to remember all the different ways to change settings on the desktops that I soon clear it off. I really like the look and feel of the KDE desktop but there are so many other things about it that I don't like I end up removing that pretty quickly too (as soon as I'm reminded why I don't use it smile )

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#3 2017-05-15 22:42

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Use to be a big KDE user and still enjoy it but too many issues to deal with. Love MATE and once you get use to it, its as easy as XFCE but not quite as light.


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#4 2017-05-29 12:51

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

I think the perfect de does not exist, only the one you like the best, which is a personal choice, thats the beauty of linux, the choice.
Because I prefer old hardware, "taking discarded laptops too slow for windows" and making a fast solid system with linux, I tend to go for lightweight, XFCE, openbox, jwm, but trinity feels much like XFCE to me and feels just as responsive.

I suspect that most users pick the distro and stick with the DE, mint and others offer a choice but adds to the burden for developers.

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#5 2017-05-29 17:41

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Totally agree as the perfect DE doesnt exist and and ts all about what works best for you. From a pure resource usage point of view some DE's are much better choices due to their low memory footprint and quickness, which is what attracted many people to TDE.

With older hardware I prefer LXDE,TDE,Openbox and JWM.

I work to reduce memory usage overall and even KDE 5 in my most recent install only uses 369mb at boot which is amazing. Overall the best blend of being a full featured DE versus being lightweight and responsive goes to XFCE in my opinion.

Last edited by crosscourt (2017-05-29 17:49)


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#6 2017-05-29 22:33

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

XFCE and TDE !

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#7 2017-05-29 22:45

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Its interesting how many people use both XFCE and TDE.


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#8 2017-06-12 22:47

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Cant seem to help myself but Ive been using KDE a lot lately and enjoying it.


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#9 2017-06-21 05:00

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Mate & Openbox WM...I have tried LXDE recently and seem to enjoy it then in the past.


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#10 2017-06-21 20:27

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Ive always been a fan of Mate and probably use it the most of any DE so far.


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#11 2017-06-28 21:35

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Ive been trying Budgie and sio far ive slowly grown to like it but its not enough to make change away from my other favorites.


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#12 2017-07-08 01:23

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

I prefer the Trinity DE, but I've been pleased as well at how well Cinnamon runs on my Q4OS system.

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#13 2017-07-08 02:39

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Re: Whats your favorite DE and do you use it with Q4OS?

Trinity is a very comfortable DE to use but havent tried Cinnamon on Q4OS yet,  Hows the resource usage with Cinnamon?


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