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Old 10-15-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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Gnome Vs KDE


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.

I use dirstros mandrake 10.0 and yoper
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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My positive is gnome seems faster.
Negative is gnome settings and menu editing, the KDE control center is a lot better.

But really you should try yourself otherwise you won't find out if you like it or not. I didn't really like any of them so I just use fluxbox.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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I currently use Gnome. I just thought it looked better when I began using linux and now I like it very much.

I've got a question: What is fluxbox and how do I get it? just curious...
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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go to http://fluxbox.org/... basically is it a window manager
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:38 PM   #5
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I've got a question: What is fluxbox and how do I get it? just curious...
Command Line> yum install fluxbox
 
Old 10-15-2004, 01:59 PM   #6
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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).
 
Old 10-15-2004, 02:01 PM   #7
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thanks! It's pretty cool!!
 
Old 10-15-2004, 05:54 PM   #8
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can you run fluxox on any distro?
 
Old 10-15-2004, 08:54 PM   #9
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Yes flux runs under anything its pretty cool
 
Old 10-16-2004, 02:41 AM   #10
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try also Pekwm .......http://pekwm.org/ ...similar to fluxbox
 
Old 10-21-2004, 05:42 AM   #11
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Just looked at it PekWM - it's live RSS feed is excellently cool.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 05:57 AM   #12
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KDE:
+ 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.

GNOME:
+ 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.

Fluxbox:
+ Fast
- If I want to run a lot of stuff, then Fluxbox and I don't work well. It gets confusing for me.

Window Maker:
+ Fast
+ 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.

XFCE:
- 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.
 
  


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