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View Poll Results: You prefer: KDE or GNOME ?
KDE 41 65.08%
GNOME 16 25.40%
No KDE, No Gnome 11 17.46%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:21 AM   #31
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Wow, in this pool, KDE is destroying Gnome . It could be fun to see some statistic around the World about the amount of users using Gnome/KDE. I am pretty sure the numbers would be much different.

I've no doubt KDE would win, but still, highly popular distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, defaults to Gnome. That should make a big impact, since usually, an user sticks with whatever the OS defaults too (which explains why so many uses the horrible Blue-aqua-luna crap Windows XP uses).
 
Old 08-03-2007, 06:53 AM   #32
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Gnome didn't do itself a favor when they made it less configureable (except you go for the config files).
Most Linux users like to configure things the way they want to.
The point of the gnome guys that it would be less confusing that way is of course BS - you can always stick an 'advanced configs' button on there and hide the the 'confusing' stuff there.
 
Old 08-04-2007, 02:17 AM   #33
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A few days ago, I posted on this question of Gnome/KDE. At the time, I was mostly undecided. But, after some careful consideration, I've decided that (for me), KDE is the clear winner. Although I don't always like the way that KDE does things, I do like that the config stuff is easier to get to. So many options, so little time...
 
Old 08-04-2007, 04:42 PM   #34
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probably people started out using kde or gnome as they are given by the default installation ... the other one would be xfce ...

i'm having the impression that windows blends both kde and gnome(the look and feel and the configuring part) of them into one by without including too much unneccssery configurable configurations very well ... accept for the "traditional" menu at the top of a window ... that is scary ...


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Old 08-04-2007, 05:26 PM   #35
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I like Gnomes eye candy on icon-view in FM
This is sad, as Gnome allways gets in may way when I actually need a filemanager.
If I had to use only Gnome, I would be most of the time in a rxvt and mc inside of that. So what's the use of Gnome then?
So when I'm on X, I usually look to be in KDE, as Konqueror is a Battlecruiser among file-managers/browsers/etc.
When I'm looking for a stable WM I find blackbox handy for it rocks with its small footprint + stability.
Regarding performance gadgets:
Is there any better tool than gkrellm? I have it alltimes on my desktop, regardless of the WM
So, i vote for KDE (and blackbox), Gnome is IMHO deprecated.
 
Old 08-04-2007, 05:45 PM   #36
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probably kde is easy to do ... but by including kde-ish capabilities in gnome(but its still gnome in the end) may be a lot harder ...


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Old 08-04-2007, 06:23 PM   #37
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Quote:
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Is there any better tool than gkrellm? I have it alltimes on my desktop, regardless of the WM
Better than gkrellm? That is a matter of opinion. Personally, I dislike gkrellm. I always switch to it when I alt-tab. It has thousands(?) of skins, but none fits my desktop the way I like it (and I am to lazy to make my custom skins). Also, if I had to monitor something, I'd ratter monitor my log files (not sure if gkrellm now can do that too) ratter than my HD space or some other useless thing. I personally would use torsmo:

http://torsmo.sourceforge.net/

Great program, small footprint, runs on the root window so it does not "interfere" with the other windows I have open and fits my desktop nicely. However, I don't use monitoring tools any more. I found them unnecessary and distracting. They(some, not all) can also cause refreshing problems when running some games.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 04:08 AM   #38
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You have a point there, may be even two
I don't bother themeing og gkrellm any more, but, oposite to You I just like gazing in gadgetry every now or then. And I really like the oversight of the OS at close-to-none CPU-cost.
At my desktop, gkrellm somehow allways grows top-to-bottom, and is allways a tight fit:
CPU mon
Proc mon
Temp mon (lm-sensors and ACPI-thermal)
Disk t/p mon
network mon
swap T/p mon + memory krell (tripple)
mail mon
battery mon (on the laptop)
and a nice closk and uptime too
And all that labels could carry custom commands so I don't have to use icons in blackbox

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Old 08-05-2007, 12:52 PM   #39
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>> "not sure if gkrellm now can do that too"

actually you can ... you just have to maximized it covering your whole screen ... ^_^


seriously ...

i also find find gkrellm a bit awkward to use ... i used to try very hard to use it as frequently as possible but somehow(and i donno when) i just stop using it anymore ...


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Old 08-06-2007, 08:12 AM   #40
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I even put it in
Code:
~/.kde/Autostart/
 
Old 08-06-2007, 12:25 PM   #41
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if its really nice ... i cant bear to waste it ...


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Old 08-07-2007, 01:20 AM   #42
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Quote:
Originally Posted by crashmeister
Gnome didn't do itself a favor when they made it less configureable (except you go for the config files).
Most Linux users like to configure things the way they want to.
The point of the gnome guys that it would be less confusing that way is of course BS - you can always stick an 'advanced configs' button on there and hide the the 'confusing' stuff there.
Indeed, the more options is a big value for us, linux-customizers and adapting this unix strength to every of our needs.

To preserve this high quality, KDE made great job. Kcontrol is very well made, and modules of it are called from other programs. Really nice.
For gnome, it looks like this desktop is unfinished master piece of work. ESC never works all the time, key shortcuts are weird, file manager with strange behaviours.
An example: just try gnome-commander, wine totalcommander, and krusader / konqueror.Then Chance Kde exists. Look windows, when a program is sold to customers, it is usually well finished and all functionalities are working. For instance, emelfm, gnome-commander, are centuries far behind, I'd say. Vista is now dealing with voice recognition, starting (hmm) .

Lucky that we have KDE, lucky for Linux, otherwise gnome would be a bit limited (like windows desktop is) !

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Old 08-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #43
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>> "Indeed, the more options is a big value for us, linux-customizers and adapting this unix strength to every of our needs."

but we shouldnt learn where and how to configure with options on "simple" things ... infact , i dont see this as a strength of unix(whatever this means) ...

if gnome would just be slightly(but not too much like kde) more complicated than what it is now , then i think gnome is hard to beat ...


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Old 08-07-2007, 01:22 PM   #44
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As said above in this thread by one, that why this is important to have the button in the Configuration Panel:
Advanced Options...
I'd say, don't you think ? It could satisfy all of us.
Greetings
 
Old 08-07-2007, 01:55 PM   #45
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but we shouldnt learn where and how to configure with options on "simple" things ... infact , i dont see this as a strength of unix(whatever this means) ...
You mean that ppl should be forced to learn messing around with config files? Just asking.

Personally I don't mind but if somebody does mind he shouldn't have to in my peculiar view of things.
Easy is good if it works.Keeps me from being annoyed by customers.
 
  


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