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Like KDE best there are more apps and more people seem to use it and looks beter, gnome looks old to me [out of date even though they do new relices]. If it weren't for that ubuntu introducing new users to gnome then there will be more KDE users this is only because they are the only distro giving away free CD's and lots of them with free postage, I have had two baches of them I have a big bag of them, they where sent to me 2 days ago, I have 10 386 cds and 5 64-bit, which are now going in the bin. o and I hate ubuntu. I mean what about there so called kubuntu which does not even come with Firefox or amarok I mean who would make a distro with out theses
o and buy the way it seems that gnome has won the battle of the standard desktop which is why the ubuntu cd's are going in the bin. yep have a look hear KDE users
Gnome is the perfect window manager.
It is not too lightweight-- I can slim it down to just have the functionality I expect when I am running a gui, but KDE is bloated and ugly. Why does KDE have a "Redmond" theme? If I wanted my computer to look like 'doze, I would run 'doze.
I have tried "lightweight" managers like fluxbox, but they are so lightweight you can't get anything done because it's all hidden away somewhere.
Not to mention the simple beauty in a Gnome desktop; nothing flashy, just utilitarian, smooth, and useable.
I find KDE a bit too cluttered for my liking. The layout of Gnome is more straight-forward. It took me a while to adjust to having the menu button in the top left corner, though (as opposed to the Windows/KDE standard of the lower left corner.) Now that I'm used to the top left corner, however, I find the Windows/KDE set up kinda strange.
Re 16: Kubuntu is Debian based, meaning it comes with the ability to install practically anything. If you want Firefox, just open KPackage, or Synaptic, or Adept (or whatever program Kubuntu has to install packages) and search for Firefox and install it. Or, in the terminal (aka "konsole") enter "sudo apt-get install mozilla-firefox". Good luck.
Last edited by mark_alfred; 05-03-2006 at 01:00 AM.
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?).
I second that. I've tried KDE about five times (in every couple of years) and I've never kept it in my HDD longer than 24 hours. Now they have Modular KDE but I've found my favorite - XFCE. I've tried GNOME-Light too and it still was to bloated for me.
I've only tried Ubuntu (with a little delving into cli) and I find it to be far better than Windoze of any flavor. The learning curve of any Linux distro is daunting for a MS drone but well worth the effort.
Windows maker with the kde kicker . . . . would'nt have anything else now. If its a question of space then black box or the like, if your computer is fast enough, Then kde seems to have the better gui.
I'm a Suse man so guess what, KDE I've played with Gnome but it bugs me with the whole mouse over the selected window thing. I use alt-tab to go between vi(m) (or Kate depending on my mood) window and the terminal while programming.
Anyway if your a real linux/Unix person it's neither. Good old terminal window, need to download something ... it's wget lol
But I'm no where near that...