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Old 01-16-2008, 02:52 PM   #61
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^I hate Miguel cr@pping Gnome with mono :x !I dont have any mono apps installed for that matter!

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Tell me how to change the icon associated with a particular file type without having to install some app which is not directly supported by Gnome.
right click properties of the respective file and in properties click the icon option and there u got to change the image!

OH!u may be right it does not changes all icons!.that needs a bit handwork i think..
still try to understand that we,Gnome users are generally preferring a DE which we can use asap,unlike giving lot of configurations like above!

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:34 AM   #62
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I vote for Xfce. Is fast, as it must be.
Old 01-17-2008, 12:54 AM   #63
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I'd move to gnome. If alone Amarok and K3B clones were available and killer apps like F-Spot and Tomboy are not written in Mono. And of course if that horrid file dialog is improved.

Please do not point me to Exaile and Brasero both are nice but ages behind KDE counter parts. Yes, I can install them on Gnome, but they look totally out of place. Atleast KDE has GTK-Qt engine to blend GTK+ apps into KDE well. But couldn't find an equivalent for blending Qt apps into Gnome.
Old 01-17-2008, 03:08 AM   #64
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@chandru:Exaile is the amarok clone in Gnome :lol: and Gnomebaker or brasero(for looks!) or graveman all are running fine with Gnome.I dont know,why k3b is better?Gnomebaker with latest release does the same work!

But it is ur choice man!if ur happy with kde and qt who am I to ask u to move?This is my experiance which I am quoting here that Gnome is better and simple for a average user.

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:38 AM   #65
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Ill go with GNOME. I really prefer it over other desktop environments, although KDE 4.0 is pretty nice.
Old 01-20-2008, 10:16 PM   #66
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KDE for me.. and e17 and a smidgen of Xfce. I keep trying gnome over and over, I just dont get the hype, I cant get it to work how i want it.
Old 01-20-2008, 10:59 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by deepclutch View Post

Kde imho is just a bloated windows/mac look-a-like with qt libray.kde's most developments are done closed within trolltech though kdefanboys(notorious for bashing Gnome,just check this thread itself,how many Gnome users bashed kde and vice versa!may be an eye opener for u kdeboy!) will not agree with this.
I don't see how you couldn't consider any desktop environment a windows/mac look a like
I think we all should support Gnome for the cause that it is the chosen one especially as it is FOSS and supported by Free Software Foundation.
I wasn't aware KDE wasn't OSS
Regarding Usability:
I am using Debian Sid GNU/Linux with Gnome-2.20.3 as of now.I am satisfied with Gnome bundled by Debian.also Gnome is NOT a resource hog like Kde.infact here in this thread i read someone saying Kde run fast in a pc where Gnome is crawling! :lol: you are completely wrong.I had administered installations of these Desktops on slow pc's esp the ubuntu,Fedora spins with Gnome and kde separately and checked the resources.Kde demands more powerful PC.

Kde fails IMHO in terms of usability.Kde is for people who are not having any jobs,just want to tinker the useless "extra" configurations!

While Gnome lets u work on the PC without wasting time for those "extra" crap :evil:
GNOME runs really slow on my PIII with 256 mb of ram, where as KDE just flies, GNOME has always ran slow on my computer, I'm not completely wrong because gnome does feel slower to me and unless you actually use my computer you can't say I'm wrong.
Regarding Eyecandy:

By default Kde wins in eye candy is a direct rip-off of windows taskbar which is Kde's users finds home with kde.but the problem is,we are using GNU/Linux and NOT windows!so n00b linux users may be comfortable looking at the eyecandy and kicker.but..when it comes to usability,kde fails(kde3 esp).
how is kicker a direct rip-off of windows and the gnome taskbar isn't?
Kicker just looks similar because its at the bottom of the screen and it has one menu vs. gnomes multiple menus but otherwise it looks completely different. Also how is KDE 3 not usable, I find gnome and KDE just as usable as each other
Old 02-01-2008, 01:04 AM   #68
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I hear a lot of discussion of which DE has the best apps, but as I look through the big names I find

Pidgin vs Kopete
Used both and liked both. However, Pidgin is very portable, and thus has a much larger audience (runs natively on win32) and developer base.

Gnome Office KDE-KOffice
KOffice is currently a few miles ahead of Gnome Office in terms of feature set. Clear win for KDE here.

Firefox vs Konqueror
Say what you want about Galleon or Epiphany or whatever, Firefox is the de facto Gnome Browser. It has good Gnome integration and it's one of the "big two". Let's face it, as good as Konq ever gets, people test their webpages against Firefox, not Konqueror.

Gimp vs. ???
Gnome seems to win by default here.

??? vs. K3b
Gnome has some tools, but they are no k3b.

Evolution vs. Kmail
A pretty even match, I'd say.

Bluefish vs. Quanta
I'll call it a tie. They almost have different audiences, although they are both HTML editors.

Nautilus vs. Konqueror
I'll hand Konq the win on this. Nautilus, once properly set up is nice. Now if only we could get it shipped that way. (Spatial browsing? Who the *^(! voted for that?)

Rhythmbox vs. amarok
Pretty even here too.

I'd call it about a tie. I use Gnome because I like the way Gtk looks more than Qt. Shallow? Yes, but I'm making an arbitrary decision, so something has to push me over the edge.
Old 02-01-2008, 03:48 AM   #69
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I voted for Xfce because I like it lots :-) It has everything I need except a good shares browser but pyneighborhood or fusesmb fill that gap fine. It has great panel applets and even Gnome system tray integration if needed. It's definitely way lighter than the usual Gnome/metacity or KDE defaults of most popular distros. Thunar has turned into an excellent file manager and its custom actions are easily set up and work well. I also use fluxbox (Mepis Antix) but for me Xfce is the best combination of perfromance, user friendliness and completeness, I could happily recommend Xfce to someone new to the free desktop, with fluxbox they might struggle a little.
Old 02-01-2008, 07:11 AM   #70
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Gnome seems to be highly unstable in SuSE, applications just disappear! Lets go on for kde-splendid integration! Cant just wait for plasma...
Old 02-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #71
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I have voted for Gnome, even now, that I don't like the direction that the project seems to be taking, both in the technical and philosophical levels. Too bloated and too many moves into making it easily integrated with that M$ thing... It sounds as if 'integrated' could end up being 'assimilated' (in the Borg's sense).
Old 02-01-2008, 01:40 PM   #72
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salvaging older computers and repairing them. xfce
my old rh9.0 days i saw no functionality dif between kde and gnome. they both did as needed. slowly on a k500.
still deciding on which small dis to use, but with p2 350 and up to give away (11 units to give away) and only getting back into linux , i can not have a slow system or people won't take them..
( oh you wanted windows, that will be an additional 500 - why - new hardware, and the cost of windows,+ i charge 65 for installation,, )office , browsing , apps still free ,unless u want m$ stuff
Old 02-01-2008, 02:05 PM   #73
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With a toolbox of useful and customizable applications , i vote for KDE
Old 02-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #74
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If anything for me, I'm a KDE Fan, Desktop looks nice, Apps are good *wishes that k3b and Kopete would be Windows Compatible soon* but out of all the KDE systems, Kubuntu versions 6.06-7.10 are the best KDE Styles EVER to my opinion

I vote for KDE and it's mascot Konqi
Old 02-08-2008, 01:46 PM   #75
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Thumbs up Gnome

Fancies come and go. But the original like GNOME remains ever.

I have been, I am, and I will be with GNOME.



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