What is your favorite desktop environment and why?

All the desktops are beautiful ,but I have personally torn between the beauty and functionality of gah-nome and kde. With that said kde has won out for me. I am a kde fanboy.

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Here we go again...

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I was fan of KDE, then I tried Sway. Tiles > windows, Wayland > X

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So you’re using Sway currently?

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For some reason KDE never really clicked with me. I've used Mint/Cinnamon for a decade (both professionally and privately), and am currently running Garuda Cinnamon for private stuff and Garuda Gnome for work. So I guess you could say I like Gnome 2 and 4 :slight_smile: .

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I like KDE.
Before it I used Gnome3 but .. well you know why it isn't the best one.

Funny enough my first try with KDE was b/c I wanted to have a huge package for my first Gentoo and KDE-meta was pretty thicc. So I took that one. I had no clue how it looked or felt before I restarted my Gentoo. And I was happy with it.
I still use KDE (Garuda Dr460nized) and the same happiness like that one almost 10 years ago is still there :smiley:
Stuff like KDE-Connect makes life even easier.

My other alternative is: TTY only.
Like for my small media server and the NAS which should come soon :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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my first distro was linux cinnamon mint and it's a very nice environment.

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Yeah, already 4 months, very happy with it

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I've been digging gnome recently. I'm getting lazier and with like 3-4 extensions everything works well enough for me.

Others I like: xfce+i3, kde and cinnamon

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KDE. The deciding factor for me to try Linux was the customizations, yes there's security & privacy too. I got introduced to Linux by a Youtuber clickbaiting me with a thumbnail of a gorgeous Linux desktop. At that time, I was trying to beautify & theme (mod) Windows 10 using UXTheme Patcher and a lot of the themes for it at DeviantArt came from Linux. As expected, my Youtube search results for it also leaned a bit towards Linux, hence the clickbait thumbnail.

So I tried Linux with Linux Mint Cinnamon which was highly recommended, disliked Cinnamon DE first try as I found it too plain looking to my liking. Then I saw a photo of Zorin OS, I instantly preferred the look of it more than Cinnamon DE so I asked around what that theme Zorin OS is using. People were saying it's not a theme, it's a Desktop Environment called KDE. To make it short, I later found out the Youtuber was using Gnome on Arch and not KDE, :joy: I found r/unixporn on Reddit and fell in love with KDE Plasma even more.

I mean I get to brag that I have the better looking desktop, theme, OS, than the people around me and they get jealous. :grin:

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Not that I don't like pretty things, but when I work on the computer, I use a program that I usually don't have much control over the look of.
So a WM like i3wm is enough for me :slight_smile:

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I am using sway for a long time , it is more than 5 or 6 months ,
i have customized it enough and now I use it for everything , Like , doing programming, doing HomeWork ....
The best part I have seen Is that Our institution's online test taking software before starting test gives us instructions that "this test should should be run in an Os either MAC or windows , else we will not be allowed to give test but still without any problem I run it on my linux machine and there is no hiccups , instead the test software runs more smoother in linux :grin: "

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Out of curiosity, are you running Windows test software on Wine or does it have native version? (PM me if first case)

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KDE or TTY.

I'm the either or type of guy. If I have a GUI then it needs to be an eye candy superstar with a ton of functions (animations and simply a mind blowing and fully integrated UI) and especially a nice set of little helpers. (Notifiers, gadgets and so on). Hence KDE. :star_struck:

If I don't have a GUI I'd prefer the Linux (Unix) TTY on any day. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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It's a web based software
But it is made in such a way that it should detect atleast which kind of OS you are using, because if it is not the same OS requred then it will not be able to able to monitor that is there any other software that you are using while giving test so that it could prevent cheating, but as i use linux then it will not be able to perform these things....

Well i don't need a cheating prevention feature as cheating will not give any benefit to me so i don't do :slight_smile:

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I liked gnome due to its simplicity and cleanliness. then somehow broke itself after installing audio switch extension (no audio at all). switched to kde and i got what i needed, plus its easier to customize to my liking. no extension break so far. happy with it, been staying with it. simple as

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KDE Plasma

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why kde friend?

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does depend on the use-case.

In the end, I don't really care though. Did use Gnome, KDE, xfce, OpenBox, awesome and dwm in the past - using KDE Plasma on Laptop and Gnome on Desktop rn. If it gets the job done, I don't care what it is. For my work flow KDE and Gnome seem to be most fitting, so I use em.

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When I want to get real work done, I install GNOME. The work flows. It was designed that way. :wink:

When I want pretty, Plasma fits the bill. :smiley:

But when I want to stream in 1080p for anything other than YouTube & Netflix, Windows is the only way to obtain that. But if I'm willing to settle for only 720p, any DE in any Linux distribution will work. :frowning:

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