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It's like the choice of distro - all a matter of personal taste. Don't ask me, I like them both. I've got Slackware with KDE, and Ubuntu with Gnome. Contrasting distros, contrasting DEs - variety is the spice of life.
Distribution: Slackware 12, Fedora 8, Gentoo. (NO MORE MANDRIVA, GO AWAY EVIL THING)
just pick one and use it for a few weeks or days. if you find there's something missing in it, something you dont like, switch to the other, use that one for some time and if necessary switch again. as brianL said, variety is the spice of life .. i have kde on slack and mandriva, gnome on fedora.
Seriously, though... it's a matter of taste and personal likes. I have distros with Gnome, KDE, and Xfce on my system. However, I lean toward KDE because it's the one that I've become accustomed to. Play with them all. See which you like best and go from there.
i m using fc6.i want to which own is best Gnome or KDE?i also nedd the advantages and disadvantages of both?
thanks in advance.
Well at least it makes a change from another "which distro is best" thread...
One of the advantages of the 'big, do everything' distros like RedHat and SuSE is that you do get the chance to install everything and suck it and see.
My vote is for KDE. It really is mega-configurable and the kde apps (k3b, kate, ksysguard, konqueror...) are clearly superior (imho). And the gnome interface always irritates after a month or so of using it.
By the way, if you do find yourself wanting to use all those k-applications under gnome or xfce, they will work but it does drag half of the kde infrastructure in with it, so there is no point if you are trying to reduce the memory footprint.
But those are reasons why I like it, you might have completely different reasons for preferring something else. And even I'd probably get used to XFCE on a really old, low memory, computer. And maybe sometime I'll make the big step to enlightenment (mmmm, eye-candy). Linux gives you choice. OK, so what do you think MicroShaft gives you?
PS: as you might have guessed, fave editor kate. There won't be many people chose kate over emacs and vi, but I'm happy.
Which is better KDE or Gnome?
It can depend on what you want to do. I think Gnome is more "basic" basic can be great for a school environment which might only need Internet and Open Office and very few other programs.
KDE seems to be structured similar to Windows. Indeed, K3B, Amarok, Kate,Kaffeine, are great, Krita even has a lot of potential for graphics.
Fluxbox, Xfce and the others are great too. (think small and old, can replace Windows98 boxes pretty well)
As my subject stated, try em both! Use Live CDs featuring the Window Manager of your choice and experiment. "Best is subjective" Let US know what is BEST for YOU!