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High, i currently use KDE when i use linux, but i was wondering is there any advantages to gnome. I have not experimented with it, i was just wondering if it was worth to fool aorund with, and what are some postiives and negatives of it compared to KDE.
Yes: People should try FluxBox (personal favorite), XFCE (which actually looks a bit like Gnome), Enlightenment (which doesn't really look like anything else) or WindowMaker (for the uncluttered look).
+ Tweakbility, it gives you a lot of control. I can customize KDE exactly the way I like it
+ I like KDE's applications. GNOME stuff I use is Firefox and gaim.
- Konqueror crashes more than it should. Can get slow, but generally not.
+ Great look, simplicity.
- Not as customizable as KDE. Doesn't fit me as well as KDE does.
+ May be faster for you, but from my experience, KDE and GNOME are as fast as each other.
+ Firefox is GTK.
- If I want to run a lot of stuff, then Fluxbox and I don't work well. It gets confusing for me.
+ Easier to work with than Fluxbox (my opinion)
- The dock seems to prefer once instance of a program at a time.
+ Good for focus since the dock prefers one instance of a program at a time.
If I wasn't allowed to use GNOME or KDE, this would be my choice.
- Didn't like the default file manager
+ Easy lightweight window manager. Should be a good balance between something like GNOME and something like Fluxbox.
- I didn't really like its feel.
So for me, KDE for everything, and Window Maker for note taking in class.