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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.

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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 1,253 64.86%
Gnome 496 25.67%
XFCE 170 8.80%
GNUstep 11 0.57%
Ximian 2 0.10%
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #61
Gripp
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always torn between GNOME and KDE (fluxbox is nice as well)
not really fair to compare though as GNOME is good for basic, stable performance while KDE is all about the eye-candy

i voted KDE becuase i feel it is making strides in moving common folk away from M$
 
Old 02-06-2006, 11:48 AM   #62
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No Gnome or KDE can compare with Xfce. Again. Try it. Won't regret. Especially when 4.4 comes out.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 12:43 PM   #63
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i vote e17
enlightenment
 
Old 02-06-2006, 01:58 PM   #64
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I have been a GNOME user for as long as I can remember using Linux. I've used KDE, but never felt at home in it, though they both have made STRIDES into bringing the Linux Desktop eXPerience to the average user.

KDE seems to be not quite organized as GNOME, as (IMO) it has a lot of its controls cluttering windows with options. I like GNOME approach best, where you have a basic set of configurations within the app (or control center) and you can extend it as far as the application would allow with the GConf Editor.

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Old 02-06-2006, 04:39 PM   #65
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"Thetargos".

Is GNOME worth the emerging, compilling, and configuring? (I use gentoo).
I have considered trying out GNOME before, I'm considering it again.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 07:28 PM   #66
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I like the simple style of gnome,it meets the need of all my using!
 
Old 02-07-2006, 12:22 AM   #67
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mimithebrain
"Thetargos".

Is GNOME worth the emerging, compilling, and configuring? (I use gentoo).
I have considered trying out GNOME before, I'm considering it again.
As with pretty much all-tings-Linux, it is more a matter of taste than anything else. For me the answer to your question is absolutely install it!, and thankfully in Gentoo is quite easy to do, however, on a more realistic note, you may better be off by trying a LiveCD/DVD distro based on GNOME to give it a whirl and get a feel for it before you actually install it... In any case, you can always uninstall it if you don't like it, or simply stop booting the LiveCD.

Some say that the default GNOME look will appeal more to Mac users (dunno why, really, there's only a menu in an upper panel, really). So no matter your decision, you should try it. You may fin it lacks some "bang!" effect, but then again, it doesn't aim for it either
 
Old 02-07-2006, 06:04 AM   #68
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I have only tried KDE and Gnome. I really liked Gnome, back on fedora core 4. But Gnome seems to want to crash every few minutes on suse 10. Now being a Suse 10 user, ill have to vote for KDE. It does what I want it to, and can be themed to look alot more quality than it first is.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 07:47 AM   #69
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KDE has no match. The number of support applications for KDE are enormous. The developer API is superb.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 09:52 AM   #70
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I have only tried KDE and Gnome. I really liked Gnome, back on fedora core 4. But Gnome seems to want to crash every few minutes on suse 10. Now being a Suse 10 user, ill have to vote for KDE. It does what I want it to, and can be themed to look alot more quality than it first is.
it happens in suse because its been optimised for kde while gnome has been neglected up until now. suse was always a dedicated kde distro. if you try a gnome centric distro such as fedora, you will find kde crashing every 10 minutes (its usually even more frequent than this) too.

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Old 02-07-2006, 10:13 AM   #71
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..::From Thetargos::..
***absolutely install it!***

good! I'll grab myself a HOWTO and see what it brings on screen.

(I had installed Ubuntu on a friend's computer recently, it looked boring... I hope it can look a bit more appealing then that.)
 
Old 02-07-2006, 11:11 AM   #72
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The developer API is superb.
GNOME with MONO, I believe has an edge over KDE's QT and C++
 
Old 02-07-2006, 07:45 PM   #73
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I have only used KDE at home and although I keep telling myself to try gnome, I cant bring myself to move away from such a good working environment.
 
Old 02-08-2006, 05:42 PM   #74
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KDE=

Gnome=
 
Old 02-08-2006, 06:06 PM   #75
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have you even tried Gnome "HotshotEsquire"?
 
  


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