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My favorite desktop environment is KDE. I first used it when it was not even 1.0 and I still really like it. KDE really came a long way, the applications became better and better with each version and some of the KDE apps are the best on Linux now. KDE has some nice features like the wallet and integrated spellchecking, which I really like. I am writing this in Konqueror from KDE-CVS, it is already quite stable and even so I was perfectly happy with KDE3.3, KDE-CVS has some really nice new features and I don't want to go back anymore!
I also like GNUStep. I started to learn some Objective-C and it is a really nice language. I wish more people would work on GNUStep.
Originally posted by simeandrews Who needs KDE when you can have Gnome?
Competition, even if relatively friendly, makes each better than it might have been without the other. And I'm sure each has borrowed some ideas from the other. I don't ever use either, but I think both are fine ways to introduce Windows converts. And yess, I know that it's likely that many very experienced users (far more than I am) likely use one of the DE.
Originally posted by rosslaird I suppose it depends on what you want. KDE has the most functionality, Gnome is best in terms of visual design (from the user's point of view), and XFCE is fastest. I use all three.
i still prefer fluxbox over all of the others ive tryed but KDE was decent enough