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View Poll Results: Desktop Environment of the Year
KDE 1,135 56.58%
Gnome 613 30.56%
XFCE 235 11.71%
GNUstep 15 0.75%
rox 8 0.40%
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Old 05-05-2007, 03:23 PM   #226
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Funny. I originally voted GNOME but my default is now KDE. And now, GNOME just annoys me. (Reminds me too much of Windows. )
 
Old 05-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #227
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Funny. I originally voted GNOME but my default is now KDE. And now, GNOME just annoys me. (Reminds me too much of Windows. )
Thats interesting, I dont like KDE because it is too much like Windows.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 04:51 PM   #228
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deepclutch
GNOME Only.I can tolerate,may be some other WM's or even Xfce on my system.bcoz they all are based on GTK2.I cant tolerate,qt libs,kde on any of my systems.KDE is a bloatware and this exactly is not the reason for my hatred,I Support Free Software Foundation and it's Project -GNOME.while kde is from trolltech built on qt.i dont want to keep this crap on my system.GNOME must evolve.GNOME remains to be simple.But it is highly customizable.
I think for modification freaks may be GNOME ppl release some version with focus on eye candy.that means a new WM or a modified metacity.
hmmm Please work on your writing.
 
Old 05-29-2007, 02:22 PM   #229
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KDE is my choice
 
Old 05-31-2007, 04:54 AM   #230
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IMO all them are OK, but the KDE is more suitable to me
 
Old 05-31-2007, 08:27 PM   #231
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I laugh at the tagging of this thread
 
Old 06-01-2007, 07:06 PM   #232
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You know, I stopped using KDE for about a year (Because it broke when I tried to update it). But despite all the things it put me through (note to self, install an xfce backup option), and all the bloat inside it, I still came back to it as soon as I changed distros. The interface has a lot of features I really really like.

As far as the reminds me of windows thing goes... when I first came to Linux, I migrated to KDE because it seemed like the Windows interface and it was very familiar to me as a result. These days I use windows at work and cringe because I don't have any of my KDE features.

Edit: Plus I'm totally in love with Kate. *hides from text-editor flamewar*

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Old 06-01-2007, 08:08 PM   #233
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have you noticed that KDE has won every year
 
Old 06-03-2007, 04:07 AM   #234
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hi i like this site, its very very good for linux users and for them who want to know linux in depth
 
Old 06-10-2007, 03:11 AM   #235
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Quote:
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have you noticed that KDE has won every year
that can be attributed to KDE's no of similarities with windows gui shell.
<//hides somewhere in torapora hills fearing flames//>
Knows,I know kde fans will ask "what" is the similarity btwn kde and windows?
A new user can easily understand that.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 05:29 AM   #236
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I disagree.
Firstly, when I first switched from windows to linux I used kde and I never thought it reminded me of windows, other than the fact the colour scheme on most linux distros was similar to windows.
I spent the next year switching between gnome and kde and have since been mostly using kde because I think it is better and I can have it set up exactly how I want it with little trouble.
I have to spend a lot more time getting gnome how I want and even then it's never quite right.
I also think in most cases (not all) kde apps are better than their gnome equivalents.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 08:58 AM   #237
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I use Gnome, but with a number of KDE/QT-based applications - Amarok, Kaffeine, KTorrent, K3B - so have the best of both worlds. I'm lucky enough not to be constrained too much by diskspace, & this combination works well. I was immediately put off KDE as a working environment when I first used it (with Mandrake 10.1 all those years ago) by the simple fact that it sang at me with a horrifically camp Windows meets Nokia meets Countdown (UK daytime quiz show) theme tune that just made me want to scream. That and the fact that yes, it just reminded me for some reason of Windows.

Gnome, for all it's problems (and it has given me plenty, although many have been my own doing!) I've stuck with - it feels more friendly in an adult way, I like Gnomes (some of my best friends are Gnomes!), it doesn't bounce up & down at me while it's launching stuff, it works (99% of the time!), it has never tried to sing at me, it has no pretentions. The only complaint I have with Gnome is GDM - I have not got this to recognise my log in details for several releases now, but no biggie, KDM works fine, & looks good too.

Gnome or KDE purists may scoff, but I ask you, what is the point of Linux if not to have choice? I choose to have the best of several worlds, something which Windows cannot do, & that to me is the whole point of using a Linux system.
 
Old 06-10-2007, 01:51 PM   #238
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[I agree.
Although I am mostly using kde and I believe it is the better DE, I do have plenty of gnome apps installed also.
In most cases I think kde apps are better than their gnome counterparts, I use whatever I think is the best app for the job and if that app happens to be a gnome one then so be it.
I couldn't restrict myself to using pure kde.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 01:28 AM   #239
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In my case i hate mixing qt with gtk and a purist GNOME user.but Opera asked me to install lib-qt3-mt .i dont want this qt thing in my Debian.what to do, as the broadband provider's(bsnl dataone) site works only with opera.waiting for Firefox to support that site,will fully purge lib-qt3-mt along with opera.
if not opera shud've got a gtk version too.
 
Old 06-11-2007, 03:05 AM   #240
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Isn't there a "static" version of opera that doesn't have qt dependencies?

deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ unstable non-free

apt-get install opera-static
 
  


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