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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
The first desktop i used was KDE. I liked the way everything worked ( well it's a start =] ). But since using ubuntu, i've always preferred gnome. The interface is simple and, you don't (at the moment anyhow) have to goto application and control panels (which i find is to F***ing windows like!).
So anyhow, recently I was reading about KDE 4, and was actually so impressed, i started to get intreased in doing some development for it. So I then thought i would have another look at KDE. So in the normal debain manner ( apt-get install kubuntu-desktop =] ) i installed kde, only to found that it actually fan faster =S. I was actually disappointed, because i want the fastest desktop, but i like gnome.
So... ( apt-get install xubuntu-desktop )....
... OMFG! What the F*** have they done to xfce?! :O
The first time i used xfce was back when slackware 10.1 came out. xubuntu is completely different, i really couldn't be bothered to figure it out so in the end: i was soo annoyed i couldn't find the perfect desktop! However, in the end i found the perfect answer!
4 reasons I use and voted for GNOME:
1. It is the default For Fedora (Gnome with Bluecurve)
2. Gnome looks less like windows
3. I like Konqueror but prefer Nautilus
4. I was introduced to Linux with Gnome
I have both KDE and Gnome installed on my Computer, so I can use KDE programs while in GNOME
Besides, it is very easy to add KDE to classic Ubuntu as well.
Yup, I added KDE to classic Ubuntu in under ten minutes. I love it. It's brilliant. Although it'll take a bit of getting used to, due to the fact I've been using GNOME from the first time I used Linux.