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Old 03-11-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Gnome VS KDE


Hey up everybody,

Had a lot of problems recently (posted on this forum some place), my latest being that Suse 10.2 doesn't appear to like Gnome... or at least so i have gathered.

Used Gnome all the time (well last couple of months while been using linux), then had this update hassle.

Reinstalled the lot, this time in KDE... looks very sweet and should def be enough to convince anybody to move from windows to linux.

But, can anybody suggest what is best, without being bias?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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Thank god. Finally, a Gnome vs KDE thread. It's about damn time.

Answer: Each one is just a little bit better than the other.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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Nope, can't be done.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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Haha, jesus I didn't expect such fast responses lol!

I was told on another thread that the reason my "Start" or "My Computer" button vanished was due to a Gnome problem update within suse... so a re-install and chose KDE... all is fine so far (a little Apple looking but it's cool).

Erm, more to the point, whats the plus and minus factors of both?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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Oh, also, is it possible to create the 3D desktop effect on KDE? I know it's gimmicky but it sure as hell impresses my XP mates.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:47 PM   #6
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Install Beryl or Compiz
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:53 PM   #7
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Sorry custangro, I don't understand your answer. Are Beryl and Compiz linux distro's?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 09:56 PM   #8
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Apologies, done a search for them on google images. Yes I see, it has the 3d cube affect but so does Suse 10.2 under Gnome... can this be achived under the KDE environment?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 10:07 PM   #9
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Gnome runs faster and KDE has good looks and lots of software made for it
 
Old 03-11-2007, 10:22 PM   #10
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It appears on my google journey that most people appreciate Gnome over KDE. I'm new to linux and started off using Gnome. I only recently reinstalled into KDE mode.

I have to disagree about the speed factor however. This does things much quicker under KDE, and I would have thought it would be the opposite with Gnome looking less "graphical".

Either way, you are most probably right as I have little experience in linux.

Although, could somebody please clear up the rumour that Gnome is "dodgy" under suse?
 
Old 03-11-2007, 10:26 PM   #11
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My apologies mattjohnstone22....i should be more specific in the future...

You can run Beryl or Compiz on KDE or GNOME....I prefer GNOME but it's up to you....it's what you feel comfortable with.

Try some google searches on Suse with Beryl....you should find some good information.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 10:30 PM   #12
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Oh don't apologise custangro... it's me asking for help and you responded after all, so thanks!

I looked it up. I have only used Ubuntu and Suse (in grand total probably 3 months using linux, and thats dual booting to windows too, so very new to all this).

Any help with my previous question - can i run the fancy 3D Cube effect on Suse 10.2 KDE? Or only Gnome?

Cheers.

(Edit: I mean i looked up Beryl and Compiz)

Last edited by mattjohnstone22; 03-11-2007 at 10:32 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 03:21 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mattjohnstone22
Apologies, done a search for them on google images. Yes I see, it has the 3d cube affect but so does Suse 10.2 under Gnome... can this be achived under the KDE environment?
Yes...either/or.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 03:43 AM   #14
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Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by mattjohnstone22
But, can anybody suggest what is best, without being bias?
Aaaaaah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

But seriously though, something else to consider is Metisse for Gnome. See here:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11...-metisse-pager
 
Old 03-12-2007, 04:15 AM   #15
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I prefer Gnome, but I have no real reason aside from thats the environment I have used the most. I too would like to see a holistic comparison of the two one day.
 
  


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