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Old 01-21-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question which is better Kde or Gnome


ok just wanna get some feed back on the 2. which is better in your own opinion. not sure which i should use. if u can list the differences between the 2.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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It really isn't fair to call one outright better than the other. They are two very different environments with very different goals.

The best advice is to just try them both and see which one clicks for you. In general KDE is more Windows-inspired while GNOME is a little more like Mac OS. KDE will therefore seem a little more natural to a long time Windows user, though GNOME is not so totally different that you won't adapt to it.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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which is better Kde or Gnome
Fluxbox


On a serious note, it's all down to personal preferences. You can install both of them and choose the environment when you log in so that you could compare them and decide for yourself.
I personally feel more comfortable with Gnome as its default menu structure is more 'logically' ordered. Saying 'logically' I mean logically to me. But then again, you might prefer KDE.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 03:59 AM   #4
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Well, I like KDE 3.5., but that doesn't mean that its better than Gnome. In fact, I don't know how the question of which is better could be answered.

It isn't clear whether I would like KDE 4; pretty, but I haven't been able to try a version that is ready, yet. But of course, you may think its the best thing since sliced bread (assuming that you think sliced bread is a good thing, which is also arguable).
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:09 PM   #5
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Cool Gnome

I have typically used gnome. Over the years I have occasionally used KDE. However, the version of KDE in Fedora 10 is just awful. Right now I use XFCE4 in Fedora 10 and Gnome in Fedora 9.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 12:24 PM   #6
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It's just a case of apples and oranges. As a Fedora user, you've got both in your distro. Install both, and use them on alternate days, as I once did. You'll either develop a taste for one of them, or get totally confused! I hated KDE, but I couldn't really say why.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 12:07 PM   #7
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Gnome at this time.may be after kde-4.x become stable ,we can see.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #8
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if u can list the differences between the 2.
Well, I can't (or won't). They are different and listing the differences won't tell you which you like. Currently, my favourite is kde 3.5.x.

KDE 4.x isn't yet ready for my money (although the latest I've tried is the version that comes with SuSE 11.1 which is a 4.1.x with some 'frontports' from 4.2.0)...I've still big hopes for KDE 4.3, but there is a danger that if you try 4.0.x it will put you off KDE for ever.

Gnome always irritates me after a while, but I suspect the things that irritate me are the things that Gnome enthusiast like.

And today I am using enlightenment, and while it clearly has potential I don't know if it will stay. But then, its easy enough to switch.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #9
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KDE V Gnome

Round 1

KDE comes out fighting and knocks Gnome to it's knees

Round 2

Gnome pulls itself together and owing to the bulk of KDE manages to the end of the round.

Round 3

Gnomes light weight feel over KDE manages to leave KDE breathless at the end of the round.

Round 4

Gnome pulls some good punches out of the bag KDE flags a bit and is starting to suffer over it's bloatyness

Round 5

I am still on Gnome seems to be winning over the KDE I use and is still a good condender. KDE looks cool and is good at wowing those off Windows into the world of penguin. But for me sheer useability Gnome is still my choice.

Mind you my machine is now a bit long in the tooth with only 1GB of ram and a 2Ghz processor.
 
Old 02-13-2009, 06:22 PM   #10
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Why not taking a look on both of these by yourself? I don't think that other people's preferences will necesarily be your defaults as well. I am actually using Gnome as the WM, but mostly running KDE applications. I prefer Konqueror over Nautilus, but rather use gedit instead of kwrite, etc.

On some of the older PC's I actually omit both Gnome and KDE, because fluxbox, XFCE, WindowMaker need less resources.

I suggest that you try out things and make your own choice.

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