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Re: Proposal: switch default desktop to xfce

> Of course, the gnome default makes adding gnome to the plot not
> currently useful. One nice side benefit of at least temporarily
> switching the default desktop to xfce would be that if a lot of people
> wanted gnome, rather than just picking it as the default, we'd see that
> reflected in the popcon data.

I saw a general survey possibly on techrepublic that alleged
reasonable data collection methods (though I don't recall how the data
was collected) suggesting that xfce was very close or overtaken Gnome
now and KDE was the most widely used desktop.

On those grounds I would therefore advocate KDE as default, however I am
not fond of the lack of modularity of KDE, whereas with xfce it is a
primary goal making users able to shape their debian for whatever
general usage easily and fast is fast on fast systems too.


'Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work
together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a
universal interface'

(Doug McIlroy)

In Other Words - Don't design like polkit or systemd

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