What is the Best Desktop Environment?

What is the Best Desktop Environment?

Today I talk about what I think the best desktop environment is.

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  1. Johan B. on May 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    I’m on KDE Neon and when I install a theme the settings app crashes, but the theme is installed. But I can’t remove it, because when I open the settings app again and search for the theme, I only get the option to install the theme, but it’s already installed!?? And no uninstall option!?? btw theme isn’t Vista, but W7.

  2. Cameron Gore on May 10, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Aww man… Now I want chicken and waffles πŸ˜‹

  3. toby on May 10, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    xfce mate or lxqt in my opinion

  4. 24wherath on May 10, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Why did you have to mention combining chicken and waffles?! I pictured their separate tastes and I think it might actually work? This scares me, and I’ll have to try it.

  5. Donnie Hanna on May 10, 2022 at 8:01 pm


  6. 10leej on May 10, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    I dunno mate is pretty good. But dwm, that has my heart. Literally infinite in options.

  7. Jake Gibson on May 10, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Plasma for desktop (especially multi screen). Gnome for a laptop because I like how it handles virtual desktops better πŸ™‚

  8. Walter LeSaulnier on May 10, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I just LOVE trying to change display scaling in XFCE- what a nightmare.

  9. Gingered on May 10, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t recommend a DE based on a Windows 95-like experience, I recommend based on the user’s experience with general computing. Most people at this point started with, and generally compute in a slate PC. Touch mobile experience for the uninitiated, and for everyone else they already have an opinion on what is best. Probably Gnome, for better or worse, is the closest the average person will find similar to what they already know, IMO.

  10. Rupy 2009 on May 10, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Agreed kde plasma is top

  11. david paulos on May 10, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    well i really don’t enjoy kde never runs well for me idk

    but if the enlightenment desktop can be called a desktop then that’s the one i enjoy the best…
    if it can’t be called a desktop…then lxde

    but honestly i just prefer running icewm

  12. Ipshit Shaha on May 10, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    It was not win vista. Most probably win7 home ed.

  13. Terminalforlife on May 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Considering I’ve really only ever found KDE to be very buggy, as have many others I’ve spoken to about it, I definitely don’t think of it _that_ highly. Were KDE stable, I’d probably agree with you.

    I know some people claim to or truly do have a great experience with KDE, but sadly that’s not for many. I once lived in KDE for a few months, but had _so_ many kwin crashes and other oddities, that it just put me off.

    I’m actually surprised a bunch of people haven’t mentioned this stuff here already. I’m guessing most of you are on AMD. For some reason, KDE seems to work better with AMD.

  14. Noah Cameron on May 10, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    KDE is slow for me because I use a Nvidia card. Gnome and even other DEs performs well with my Nvidia card. This made me use Gnome over KDE.

  15. LEF on May 10, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Yeah I agree – kde is the best. Tried everything else, I always end up back in kde.

  16. Tuncay D on May 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Answer: The one you build your own with Qtile as the window manager.

  17. dragonballjiujitsu on May 10, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Cinnamon or Gnome for me.

  18. JGsource on May 10, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Lmaooo, there is no best desktop environment. No matter how simplistic or feature heavy a desktop is, what is best is always what works for you the best. That is the literal point of a desktop environment or even wm, to get shit done.

  19. Linux Sever on May 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    KDE is best for beginners. XFCE is best for beginners with old pc. Lubuntu is best for beginner with an older pc. If you are not a beginner stop asking about best disto and best DE. I use Linux for more than ten years and I never found a good answer for those questions. So if you are a beginner use manjaro KDE or manjaro XFCE. If not try it all and decide which is fit on you.

    Actually I don’t like arch based distros because too often updates. But still I use manjaro πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  20. Chris Bitus on May 10, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I’ve come to a point where PopOS is best for general use and ParrotOS is best for security+privacy+development use.. Really anything works without KDE because I dont like the "name".. lol

  21. Phone Without Question on May 10, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I’ll throw in the one that I started with for my first go at Linux: XFCE.

    Really lightweight, super extensible and can be tweaked to power user specifications. The window tiling is pretty sharp too, before I went TWM only it served its purpose well enough.

  22. Comedy on May 10, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    The best one is just the one you feel comfort in.

  23. Dylan on May 10, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    You should think of it more like someone asking a friend what they should order at a restaurant with a friend has been there many times and it’s your first time

  24. Astray CG on May 10, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Couldn’t agree more. What’s also important for me is It’s also very easy to make gtk apps look like they are well integrated into the system, which is not the same with qt (from what I know) on other gtk based desktop environments

  25. Tommy on May 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    You certainly make good arguments, my experience with Plasma was not so positive, but I also didn’t give it its best chance either.

  26. Alpha BennyRosy on May 10, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Trinity is the best Desktop environment in my opinion.

  27. Carlos Santos on May 10, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    – Kde hein … looks cool.
    – Let me open the settings … WTF … 🀬

    No thanks.

  28. Walter LeSaulnier on May 10, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Definitely KDE Plasma is by far my favorite DE. Deepin is beautiful but lacks the depth of customization. And the popularity of Gnome will never cease to baffle me- I actually hate it. I might go for LXQT or XFCE on a 30+ year old computer if needed.

  29. Crazyp on May 10, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I love the fact that in plasma I can get the old unity look and feel and the kde apps are really well integrated.there is some issues that sometimes it gets really glitch from time to time

  30. 37POL on May 10, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    I like the most vanilla Xfce.

  31. πŒπ€π’π’π˜π‹πˆπˆ on May 10, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I started using plasma because of u my brother ❀️

  32. Jahidul Islam on May 10, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I prefer Wayland over Xorg. Only Gnome is better supported in Wayland. So gnome it is.

  33. Quiet on May 10, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    Simply KDE. KDE+krohnkite kwin script is my new fav setup! I don’t need dwm/qtile/i3. KDE plasma offers something similar.

  34. Watcher on May 10, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    The best DE is clearly Temple OS

  35. peppe on May 10, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Depending on my mood Openbox/Bspwm but on the full DE definitely KDE. A pity about the telemetry though.

  36. Javier PΓ©rez on May 10, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Like this video, pictures really well the potential of plasma. I personally run pop os with gnome (well, now it’s called cosmic) on my laptop and battery life is the best, more than double of what plasma gives me (both with tlp).

  37. Ipshit Shaha on May 10, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I am looking forward to install linux on an old pc with motherboard HP 2B28, CPU Pentium J2900, 2GB DDR3 Rams etc. Any good suggestions? I am using Antix and it works like magic but it is hard to customize.

  38. Buster Brown on May 10, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I really enjoy these videos.
    Been using XFCE for years now.
    Have avoided KDE.
    Will give Manjaro plasma a try.
    Keep up the good videos!

  39. D Johnson on May 10, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    That first unixporn was looking pretty good. Also, I agree. I’ve been on Manjaro KDE for a while now. Maybe 4 months or so. It’s working out.

  40. SpaceGuyBob (HIATUS) on May 10, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Any can be used and used well. But I prefer and would recommend KDE for power used or gnome for power users or the general user.

  41. noferblatz on May 10, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    You should try Elementary (not Elementary OS). Pretty configurable and very pretty.

  42. Иван on May 10, 2022 at 8:42 pm


  43. Kenny Heimbuch on May 10, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Agree 100% with KDE. If there were no KDE, it would be Cinnamon for me.

  44. Mizhimo on May 10, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    KDE plasma is excellent but is super bloated, and Kwin is trash. The great thing about plasma is that it simply just drop Kwin and use another window manager + picom.
    Plasma + BSPWM, for me, is my favourite combo. It has the advantages of a DE and a real tiling WM.

  45. Motif on May 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    For me…it’s between cinnamon and plasma!!

  46. μ•Œν”„λ ˆλ„ on May 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Plasma is the best by far.

  47. Walter D. Petrovic on May 10, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I have been experimenting with Zorin Pro OS and so far I kinda like it. It’s running on a 15 year old Toshiba Satellite L300 and it works relatively well.

  48. LqLarry on May 10, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    There was an article on the interwebs a couple of days ago where KDE developer Nate Graham talks about KDE becoming the Linux market leader. It’s on his blog.

    He basically says with all the flexibility Plasma offers it could take over the world.

  49. themroc on May 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    KDE is objectively a great desktop but i don’ t like it’s lack of modularity. You should be able to install a terminal or a text editor without pulling half the desktop environment with it in the dependencies. That’ s why if i were to use to use a DE i’ d install XFCE or LXDE. Although LXQT has me curious, as i am interested in ditching gtk for qt.