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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
Gnome 491 30.92%
KDE 925 58.25%
GNUstep 17 1.07%
XFCE 154 9.70%
Ximian 1 0.06%
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:41 AM   #136
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Die kde, go gnome!!
 
Old 01-21-2005, 05:19 AM   #137
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sorry, newbie error... must be voting here --> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=272101

don't use de

cheers


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Old 01-23-2005, 02:50 PM   #138
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KDE gets its power by being well designed, modular, flexible, and extremely well integrated. Gnome gets its functionality by writing down UI standards, enforcing them, and dumping stuff that does not follow them. The end result is that Gnome is less functional than it was two years ago; KDE is 10x more functional.

Heck, most of the time when people talk about the things they like about Gnome they are not even talking about Gnome. OpenOffice.org... not a Gnome app; Firefox.. not a Gnome app; Evolution wasn't even an official Gnome app until this last stable release (2.8). Even XFCE has been making more headway than Gnome.

KDE gets my vote.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 03:51 PM   #139
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I vote for KDE. I am still rather new to linux and have not taken the time yet to learn enoguh about other environments.
 
Old 01-23-2005, 04:26 PM   #140
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Go KDE :-)

Go KDE :-)
 
Old 01-23-2005, 05:30 PM   #141
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I got say for me its KDE, Simple , Easy , and Works for me.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:09 PM   #142
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KDE is so flexible:themes,kb shortcuts,icons and smooth(this is why i have downloaded qt-gtk theme so the GNOME(gtk) apps to look just as my kde ones)
BAGHIRA THEME
 
Old 01-24-2005, 01:24 PM   #143
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Originally posted by zvonSully
KDE is so flexible:themes,kb shortcuts,icons and smooth(this is why i have downloaded qt-gtk theme so the GNOME(gtk) apps to look just as my kde ones)
BAGHIRA THEME
Nothing Gnome doesn't have.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 05:53 PM   #144
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I vote KDE. I used GNOME for a while, and enjoyed its simplicity, but to my mind KDE is more functional and can be configured to be elegant like GNOME.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:16 PM   #145
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I used to think that KDE is indispensible but I've found Gnome sufficient enough. In fact I haven't logged into KDE for almost two years now.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:12 PM   #146
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Originally posted by Haiyadragon
Nothing Gnome doesn't have.
You don't really want to start comparing apples to apples between Gnome and KDE, do you? I can accept the argument of simplicity as an overall design goal; but if you plan of trying to compare the two in terms of feature set, you are going to be sorely disappointed.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 02:24 PM   #147
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Originally posted by s1ider
You don't really want to start comparing apples to apples between Gnome and KDE, do you? I can accept the argument of simplicity as an overall design goal; but if you plan of trying to compare the two in terms of feature set, you are going to be sorely disappointed.
I know. I just hate the fact that my favorite apps use the gtk toolkit. I guess that's my only real reason to use Gnome. But I'm working on that (on the switch to KDE).
 
Old 01-29-2005, 12:58 AM   #148
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kde is powerful in terms of the number of Kapps it have, but looks messy, buggy, and overstuffed to me. gnome is more elegant, internally consistent and well organized, but lacking of some important functionality. basically you just cannot have a divine girl with enough iq. i guess kde guys are not good at arts and HCI, but good at programming whereas gnome guys are on the contrary.

at present i vote for xfce4, but expecting gnome guys could make apps faster and better.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 07:52 AM   #149
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Originally posted by staul
kde is powerful in terms of the number of Kapps it have, but looks messy, buggy, and overstuffed to me. gnome is more elegant, internally consistent and well organized, but lacking of some important functionality. basically you just cannot have a divine girl with enough iq. i guess kde guys are not good at arts and HCI, but good at programming whereas gnome guys are on the contrary.

at present i vote for xfce4, but expecting gnome guys could make apps faster and better.
Gnome looks better to me but they took some really bad turns. GConf for example is something I cannot live with long term. I wonder if there's someone around that can really appreciate that simplicity crap. Seeing that the newcomers mostly use KDE and all. And the GUI speed is uncomparable. Gnome is sooo slow. Even on Ubuntu, with the spiffiest Gnome ever, it's slower then KDE. I run slack and I really want to like Dropline but it's to slow and "unpolished" to use.
I only wish that KDE folk would seperate Konqueror File manager and Konqueror Webbrowser more. So I can have a fully single screen webbrowser without external webpage calls ending up in my file manager window.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:32 AM   #150
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kde is very powerful.but it sound server does not work good with some applications.
 
  


 


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