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Old 07-03-2006, 04:25 PM   #1
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Gnome or KDE


Should I, a newbie, use Gnome or KDE?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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Use both and decide which one you like more. There are other desktop environments/window managers available too, you know.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 04:29 PM   #3
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Are their any benefits to one or the other, or is it only preference?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #4
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Obviously they are different, what one may see as a benefit, another may see as a hinderence, like Nylex said, the only true way to know is to try it.

My only problem with KDE (and it's my DM of choice) is that so much is bundled into it's various packages like base/addons/media that it's hard to get rid of some extras you dont need. On the plus side, it's puuurty
 
Old 07-03-2006, 05:51 PM   #5
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My only problem with KDE (and it's my DM of choice) is that so much is bundled into it's various packages like base/addons/media that it's hard to get rid of some extras you dont need. On the plus side, it's puuurty
This is actually a distro packaging problem. There are many distros out there e.g Mandriva that break down most of KDE into individual packages so that you don't end up with many packages that you don't need.

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Are their any benefits to one or the other, or is it only preference?
It more about preference, but generally KDE tends to be more feature rich and more configurable than GNOME. The best way to find out which is best for you is by trying them both and make your own choice as others have suggeseted.
 
  


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