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jason.rohde 04-20-2006 03:54 PM

Which do you like better and why? KDE or GNOME
I have had this debate with a few of my fellow students. Which is the prefered desktop enviroment. Some say KDE( like me) Some say Gnome( mostly the instructors, wonder why that is) I want to know what this particular *nux community tinks!

priller 04-20-2006 04:02 PM

I prefer kde but I dont use either.

reddazz 04-20-2006 05:21 PM

There have been plenty of discussions about this. Take a look at this thread.

lin_user2004 05-01-2006 10:39 AM

I voted for KDE only cos it has more apps. Or else I don't care much which DE or WM I am using. No I am still not a geek enough to manage with CLI and I do need my daily dose of graphics and multimedia.

GreenBandit 05-01-2006 12:09 PM

I voted for KDE. I installed Ubuntu on one PC & Kubuntu on another. I kept using Kubuntu and I have now given up on Gnome. KDE seems more like the GUI that I "grew up with", namely RISC-OS3. The really sad thing though is that I still mainly use Windows (sorry about the swearing) as with 5 PCs all running BOINC software, it was just too much hassle under Linux, be it Kubuntu, Ubuntu, DSL or Mandriva. Also I am seem to get 10% more BOINC cobblestones under Win2k than under Kubuntu. I'll try the Linux route again later in the year.

SpecHackers 05-01-2006 12:18 PM

I donot like any environments of linux, kde or gnome. I am windows, mamamammmmmmmmm

ioerror 05-01-2006 12:22 PM

Neither, they are both bloated TAT and far too slow for acceptable use (opening a konsole on my 2GHz Athlon takes almost 1 second -- pfff, what's it doing, recompiling it?).

jdwilder 05-01-2006 12:24 PM

I started out using KDE at my old school, and when I installed my first distro Gnome was the default, and my first impression was that the look and feel was less rigid and had softer edges, which I liked. Nowdays I do not have anything against KDE (except I hear it includes some proprietary software), but I have just stuck with Gnome because I am more familiar with it.

reddazz 05-01-2006 12:36 PM


...except I hear it includes some proprietary software
KDE does not contain any proprietary software and its components are licensed under various opensource licences.

ingvildr 05-01-2006 05:28 PM

i choose xfce ;)

keithmcd 05-01-2006 11:19 PM

I've got both installed but use Gnome. If I want to run a KDE app, then I do it in Gnome. For me, it's a difference between 282mb ram when idle (KDE) and 98mb ram in Gnome. Tough choice.

Wynd 05-01-2006 11:56 PM

I like KDE because it's easy to install and use. I'm on Slackware so getting GNOME, whether from source or from a third-party project, is a pain. Plus I like the look of Qt apps better.

ioerror 05-02-2006 04:07 AM


For me, it's a difference between 282mb ram when idle (KDE) and 98mb ram in Gnome. Tough choice.
Is that supposed to be a joke? You really consider it to be acceptable to lose ~100mb just to run your window manager? !!! Man, M$ has a lot to answer for...

beebelo 05-02-2006 10:43 AM

This is like asking "which is better--Ford or Chevy?" No one can ever win this argument... I like Gnome better than KDE because:

* KDE has way too many apps. There are multiple ways to configure the same desktop options. Too cluttered--it drives me crazy.

* KDE tries too hard to be like Windows, and I hate that.

* On my Gnome desktop I use drawers, and to my knowlege there is no such thing in KDE.

* Gnome is perkier than KDE on my AMD Sempron 2800+ with 1GB ram.

* Gnome is everything I need without a lot of junk.

andrewmatta 05-02-2006 12:00 PM

I prefer KDE because for me it just works better; the last time I tired both managers I ran into more problems with Gnome on my system. However, I think that the appearance of the Gnome interface is more professional and polished, while KDE looks more like a toy. On my older system I just use a console, or if I must have X I use Fluxbox. It's amazing how fast that runs on an old PII....

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