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Desktop Environment of the Year

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Old 06-11-2007, 09:34 AM   #241
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GTK and QT apps are both really good. They both have their cons as well. I dont see why someone could be a "purist" in this respect when they can easily have the "best of both worlds". If a GTK app doesnt do what you want, but a QT app does, use the QT one. If you have a QT app thats not as good as a GTK one, then by all means, use the GTK one.

As for the Gnome verses KDE - Just use XFCE. Your GTK and QT apps both still work on it!
 
Old 06-11-2007, 02:33 PM   #242
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Originally Posted by shame
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
Oh Dear,Thanks a tone,u saved me from qt/kde.I am gonna uninstall that qt-shared opera and qt3-mt thingy too.thx again
 
Old 06-12-2007, 01:56 PM   #243
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Originally Posted by miclem
I use Gnome, but with a number of KDE/QT-based applications - Amarok, Kaffeine, KTorrent, K3B - so have the best of both worlds.
I do similar, but I mostly have use the KoulourPaint, Kview, and Kiconedit. I mostly use every other GNOME equivalents to K apps. And who needs Amarok when you have XMMS ?
 
Old 06-12-2007, 11:35 PM   #244
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Ive been using Microsoft all these years someone gave me a laptop w Linux now I feel so uneducated how do i start . I have a usb modem that catches my ISP via #G n HSDPA how do I use the thing under linux??
 
Old 06-12-2007, 11:40 PM   #245
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First of all, you posted in the wrong forum (we have a lot of them), try Linux-Networking or Linux-Hardware. Secondly, is your computer on the net right now? This was not explained explicitly. Do not continue on this subject in this thread, rather keep in mind what I said and start a new thread in the before mentioned threads.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 08:14 PM   #246
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KDE is The Desktop Environment of the Year. The poll is closed, the votes are in, and KDE won.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 09:23 PM   #247
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...Not in anyway for a GNOME user :-|
 
Old 06-26-2007, 04:37 PM   #248
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Pretty overwhelming

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Originally Posted by theriddle
KDE is The Desktop Environment of the Year. The poll is closed, the votes are in, and KDE won.
KDE was quite the winner. I have used KDE for a long time and for an overall desktop, I would have to agree with the poll. However, there have been some interesting developments worth noting in any good discussion like this one.

GNOME is finally getting enough consistency to be a viable choice, and it is customizable enough to use it in really easy implementations - just like KDE. Example: SLED 10, the Enterprise Desktop distro from Novell. They did a great job with their user interface, and it is a GNOME interface.

I have used XFCE with interest on many occasions, and run with it as my default desktop from time to time. I've returned to KDE. I find KDE to be more prevalent across desktop systems. That doesn't make XFCE useless. Far from it. I recommend desktop enthusiasts to take a good look at XFCE. It is a great alternative when you don't need every heavy weight bell and whistle found in KDE and GNOME, but you do want a desktop environment. XFCE is almost light enough to be mistaken for a window manager - not quite, but close. It qualifies as a desktop environment, though, having its own window manager, file manager, panel control, etc. The design is quite customizable and worth a look.
 
Old 08-09-2007, 10:33 AM   #249
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FLUXBOX
 
Old 08-12-2007, 02:53 PM   #250
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Fluxbox is not a desktop environment.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 06:21 PM   #251
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Desktop Environment of the Year

KDE (nearly) all the time, I have had a go with xfce, which I found to be easy to use, and didn't seem to need a lot of system overhead, and Gnome? YUK!
 
Old 08-15-2007, 10:14 PM   #252
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Kde

I don't think of KDE as "bloated" but full featured. I know that is a matter of perspective, but that's how I see it.

GNOME, from a concept standpoint, is somewhat reminiscent of a Mac (uhhhhh), IMHO - too simplistic and limited - very difficult to get many simple chores done because it isn't very flexible or configurable.

Although I must say, I should give GNOME more credit. It is quite the achievement - just doesn't suit my tastes.

KDE all the way on this one. Can't wait for KDE4.
 
Old 08-26-2007, 09:32 PM   #253
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"Kool", Desktop Environment
wating 23 October 2007 Expected release date for KDE4
 
Old 08-26-2007, 09:41 PM   #254
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You're voting for something that hasn't been released as the best DE of 2006?
 
Old 08-27-2007, 11:13 AM   #255
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You're voting for something that hasn't been released as the best DE of 2006?
Kool Desktop Environment = KDE... As far as I remember, KDE has been released for a good number of years now...

I disagree with KDE, though, and believe XFCE is the best.
 
  


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