Poll 2014-08-11 In any given month I use as interface:
In any given month I use as interface:
25 votes (22%)
10 votes (9%)
8 votes (7%)
6 votes (5%)
6 votes (5%)
1 vote (1%)
2 votes (2%)
9 votes (8%)
4 votes (4%)
2 votes (2%)
open/flux/black box
3 votes (3%)
console only
21 votes (19%)
3 votes (3%)
twm/fvwm/vtwm, other old school
3 votes (3%)
0 votes (0%)
Other (explain in comments)
10 votes (9%)
Reply 14 comments

Tiling WMs ftw ;-) (Score: 2, Informative)

by canaaerus@pipedot.org on 2014-08-11 20:31 (#3T4)

I mostly only use the "awesome" tiling window manager (http://awesome.naquadah.org/).
It works really great with my dual-monitor setup.
Previously I worked with WMII (and sometimes still do on my notebook).
Of course if it comes to the "desktop environment" there are still KDE programs like Amarok, Krusader, kdesvn and Okular.

Re: Tiling WMs ftw ;-) (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-08-11 21:04 (#3T5)

I think I'll have to check them out - I keep hearing how great they are. Should ve put them on the poll. The great thing about linux is that the same apps are available to you no matter which enviro you choose.

Re: Tiling WMs ftw ;-) (Score: 1)

by computermachine@pipedot.org on 2014-08-12 01:18 (#3TD)

Same here. I have found Awesome to be both extremely configurable as well as fast. I have used it for a couple of years now, and it should definitively have been in the poll. The main feature, I think, is the Lua API which makes it possible to configure it to work in pretty much any way you want.

XFCE, console and "Other" (Score: 1)

by stderr@pipedot.org on 2014-08-11 21:42 (#3T6)

"Other" being CDE at work.

Re: XFCE, console and "Other" (Score: 1)

by stderr@pipedot.org on 2014-08-11 21:48 (#3T8)

Oh, I also use the android interface on my phone. The buttons on my remote, my clock radio and my microwave oven could also be called an "interface"...

Hold on. I'll come back later with a much longer list.

xmonad (Score: 1)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-11 22:39 (#3TA)

xmonad ftw!

Re: xmonad (Score: 1)

by czert@pipedot.org on 2014-08-12 12:04 (#3TH)

yup. Been using xmonad for years now (switched from wmii), and I don't think I'll ever switch WMs again. To me, finding xmonad felt a lot like finding VIM a decade ago.

Re: xmonad (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-12 14:26 (#3TN)

BTW, I see no poll buttons or dialog elements. How the heck does one "vote"? Color me confused.

Re: xmonad (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-08-12 23:23 (#3TV)

Sign in. I don't know how to reliably count votes of ACs.

Other: Android (Score: 1)

by lhsi@pipedot.org on 2014-08-12 09:00 (#3TF)

I use Windows at work but just use Android at home (phone and tablet). Usually only a single "window", but I do have Link Bubble and Pop-Up Browser which does a good impression of multiple "windows".

Xmonad, DWM, XFCE and Windows and console (Score: 1)

by engblom@pipedot.org on 2014-08-13 05:18 (#3TW)

I am working for an IT shop fixing the customers computers. This mostly means I end up working with Windows and XFCE and pure console. When I am borrowing my wife's computer it will be the UI coming with Elementary OS. My own computers are running either xmonad or dwm (both tiling window managers).

Tiling Window managers were clearly missing in the poll.

I think just having 'Any Tiling WM' should've been an option... (Score: 1)

by elijah@pipedot.org on 2014-08-14 20:35 (#3VH)

I use i3wm, easiest for me to learn but there are many great ones out there such as aweseome, dwm, etc.

Five days in (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-08-15 11:13 (#3W0)

The poll has been up for five days now. Interesting to see that Windows is indeed in the lead with 21 points, but second place is currently "Console only" with 19 points, far ahead any of the popular Linux desktops: KDE, Gnome, and Unity. Very surprising, to me at least!

Re: Five days in (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-08-16 12:44 (#3WP)

Why? I didn't vote because I'm anonymous and the poll doesn't appear to allow it.

I run XFCE, the main thing I use is it's terminal -- that's the interface to my local machine and several remote servers. If web sites were usable in lynx or there was not so much video content in my day to day life, I wouldn't much bother with a desktop. XFCE is configured to hide it's panels and my 'Desktop' displays only iconified apps while my files live elsewhere. Email is read in re-alpine, my text editor is vim, mplayer is run from a console... so really XFCE or any other DE would have very little to do with my actual usage.

Employment wise, I'm freelance and use a mixture of Windows, OSX and linux (headless) on various client sites.