Your favorite Desktop Environment

linuxares

I'm not a generous god!
OP
Global Moderator
Joined
Aug 5, 2007
Messages
9,584
Trophies
1
XP
11,469
Country
Sweden
Hi!

A curious question, what is your favorite DE?
I personally at the moment run KDE Plasma. I used to run GNOME 4.1 until the performance in games started to take a hit.
Budgie is nice looking and Cinnamon I feel is the best for new comers to the Linux Desktop experience.
 

KleinesSinchen

GBAtemp's Backup Reminder + Fearless Testing Sina
Member
GBAtemp Patron
Joined
Mar 28, 2018
Messages
3,069
Trophies
2
XP
8,087
Country
Germany
Main computer:
KDE Plasmashell 5.18.6
The machine is fast and strong enough with enough RAM, so the big desktop environment doesn't affect performance in a negative way. Good customization options and I'm used to it.
InfoCenter.png


All others:
Either Mate, XFCE or LXDE – depending on how powerful the computer is. Preferably Mate if it works fast enough.
 

Memoir

Hi, I'm Cynical!
Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2007
Messages
11,126
Trophies
1
Location
In the Murderbox!
Website
www.twitch.tv
XP
13,259
Country
United States
Hi!

A curious question, what is your favorite DE?
I personally at the moment run KDE Plasma. I used to run GNOME 4.1 until the performance in games started to take a hit.
Budgie is nice looking and Cinnamon I feel is the best for new comers to the Linux Desktop experience.
What performance hit did you experience? I've been going back and forth between Gnome and KDE and have found Gnome to offer the smoothest, consistent experience. Granted, I can't run Wayland yet. So, I don't know if that was part of it or not.

May try KDE again when I move to a larger NVME drive.
 

EWG

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Apr 5, 2022
Messages
6
Trophies
0
Location
Townsville
XP
7
Country
Switzerland
KDE Plasma by far.
That being said, on occasion I log in to LXQt, Lumina, and recently checked out Trinity (TDE). Lumina's next major version release may be exciting. If they can get some extra development contribution, they want to finish a new window manager and some other stuff. Part of the reason I enjoy these is because they're still Qt based and I can more easily install the core packages and optionally even use Kwin.

Otherwise, I actually use Moksha (fork of Enlightenment 17*). It's interesting, different, lightweight, beautiful, and neither Qt or GTK. But, like I said it's different and doesn't have as big of a community behind it.
What's cool is Budgie is planning on using the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) so we're going to have a wholly different EFL based DE.. eventually! :D

* p.s. E is up to v25 now
 

Latest photos

Group events

Group statistics

Members:
23
Threads:
5
Messages:
41
Photos:
1