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View Poll Results: WHICH IS BETTER
KDE, KDE, KDE! 70 64.81%
DUH-DUH-DUH-DA-DUH-DA...GNOME 30 27.78%
What is a desktop , strictly CLI baby 8 7.41%
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Old 04-20-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
jason.rohde
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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!
 
Old 04-20-2006, 03:02 PM   #2
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I prefer kde but I dont use either.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 04:21 PM   #3
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There have been plenty of discussions about this. Take a look at this thread.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:39 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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I donot like any environments of linux, kde or gnome. I am windows, mamamammmmmmmmm
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:22 AM   #7
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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?).
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:24 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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...except I hear it includes some proprietary software
KDE does not contain any proprietary software and its components are licensed under various opensource licences.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 04:28 PM   #10
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i choose xfce
 
Old 05-01-2006, 10:19 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 10:56 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 03:07 AM   #13
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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...
 
Old 05-02-2006, 09:43 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #15
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Kde

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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