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View Poll Results: Which New Desktop GUI do you prefer best?
Gnome 2.2 11 28.21%
KDE 3.1 28 71.79%
Other 0 0%
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Old 04-11-2003, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question Gnome 2.2 vs KDE 3.1


Which is best for the newbie?

Easier to use, more powerful, more flexable, less buggy, etc?
 
Old 04-11-2003, 11:40 AM   #2
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Try them both, see what you like best.
They are both easy to use, both powerfull, both flexable etc...
Sometimes kde runs faster then gnome on a box or vice versa, but you'll have to try them both to find out .
 
Old 04-12-2003, 05:40 AM   #3
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Well, not to start a preference war or anything, but as a relative newbie I like kde 3.1 (although i have had one problem with it starting today). I like the interface a little bit better, and some of the included items in kde. It seems a little more versatile to me from what I've seen. I really like the konqueror browser, and it handles anti-aliasing so much better than mozilla. From what others have said, konqueror is also faster.

downside - kde has been reported to be slower than gnome, but you can always change that by reducing the gui effects.

I only use gnome when I have a problem in kde (which may say something about gnome's relability, but i also don't mess with gnome).

I guess the best advice is to just try them out and see what you like. It's a matter of preference.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 01:00 PM   #4
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newbie GUI

When I first installed Linux I tried both Gnome and KDE several times. I got KDE working first.

I now am set up so that when I log in I have the option of starting bash, Gnome, or KDE. This arrangement becomes especially handy when I upgrade Gnome or KDE. I do the upgrade from the stable GUI.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 01:06 PM   #5
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Blackbox.

I don't understand questions like this - my distros don't, of course, but almost every full distro comes with both - why ask? Use. Decide.

After you've decided, if you want have a little fun with a preference war... well, that I'd understand.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 04:19 PM   #6
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I"m a huge fan of KDE, never even look at gnome, only install it for the apps.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 06:39 PM   #7
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