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Old 10-10-2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Gnome or KDE?


Does one of the desktops have a clear advantage over the other? I currently use KDE and get on OK with it, but wondered if it is the best choice.
Your comments appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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I would answer no, there's no clear advantage (in general). It's more that people are wired differently and one makes more intuitive sense to them than the other. The only time I really worry about it is on an old machine, when you shouldn't really use either because they take up resources compared to something like fluxbox, icewm, XFCE, or WindowMaker.

Try them out until you find one you like and then feel free to stick with it...

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Old 10-10-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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Its all about preference and sometimes hardware. Its not just between KDE and GNOME either! There are others such as XFCE. Experiment, see what suits you. I use different environments for different hardware or different uses.

I am partial to kde... so check back on it when it reaches its 4.1 and 4.2 releases sometime next year. Its going to rock.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 04:22 PM   #4
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frankly, but not wishing to offend anyone, I can't stand either kde or gnome. In fact I don't see the point or all the menus and dialog boxes and stuff like that they provide. For me, the only way to interact with and control my system is through the command line, and so all I want is a completely blank and minimal window manager. I use fluxbox, and I love it.

I would recommend, however, that you install the entire range of window managers and just go crazy and play with them all until you find one you like. It is all a matter of individual taste.

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Old 10-10-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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It is mostly what a user gets use to from the start usually. Both have their pros and cons and that can be based on who says what. If unsure you can run both at the same time and switch between them. It does slow the system a bit running both. Or add on one of the many other window maker choices.

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Old 10-10-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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frankly, but not wishing to offend anyone, I can't stand either kde or gnome. In fact I don't see the point or all the menus and dialog boxes and stuff like that they provide. For me, the only way to interact with and control my system is through the command line, and so all I want is a completely blank and minimal window manager. I use fluxbox, and I love it.

I would recommend, however, that you install the entire range of window managers and just go crazy and play with them all until you find one you like. It is all a matter of individual taste.

-mark
QFT!! Yes, I too like the minimal window manager. I really like Fluxbox but have since taken a liking to XFCE (what I am currently using).

To me it is all up to what kind of Linux user you are, how you use your system and what you are used to. If you come from windows, you will most likely take comfort in all the graphical interfaces that Gnome and KDE offer. Personally, I prefer command line and the like, so after turning off XFCE's desktop and removing all th shortcuts to file browsers, I have a minimal window manager and an xterm. I just dont feel comfortable looking at a trash-bin icon on my Linux desktop..
 
Old 10-10-2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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I use Gnome and if I wouldn't prefer it because I like the visual style more, it would be because of the Unicode code point input with Ctrl-Shift. (See your keymap question, I just mentioned this there.. )

I don't use any Qt application, but many Gtk-based ones, so Gnome is my choice.
 
Old 10-11-2007, 03:35 AM   #8
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If one were absolutely better than the the other in all respects and was more appreciated by users, then, over time, everyone would move to the better one. In reality, they have advantages and disadvantages and, in part, which you prefer is at least partly a function of what your priorities are.

I prefer KDE, but there are other people who prefer Gnome. And as has been pointed out earlier, other choices exist. In part, my preference for KDE is based on the supplied applets; I find that they do the job more often than not and Gnome, as it currently exists, just irritates me slightly.

Having said all that, currently Gnome seems to be gaining share over KDE. I suspect once KDE 4.x is established and stable that situation will go into reverse slightly (unless the KDE developers screw up, which I don't expect).

Try them, see which works best for you!
 
Old 10-11-2007, 04:24 PM   #9
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well to say the truth i will have to go with..... gnome well i think it is better an faster then KDE
 
Old 10-11-2007, 07:20 PM   #10
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Its all about the apps however, KDE for me

I too use different interfaces for different purposes, and I love the power that the shell gives you. Its not the modern Neutered version of DOS, thats for sure. I use DSL (not sure what WM it uses) so I love minimalism at times. I spend most of my time in KDE on my Toshiba Laptop. I have Beryl, super karamba, etc all installed and running to show the "flash" of Linux.

I like Amarok, Kaffeine, K3b, etc. I know that you can install them on either, but it seems less fuss to use the apps for the WM that they are built for.

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Old 10-11-2007, 07:39 PM   #11
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I think DSL uses fluxbox....
 
Old 10-12-2007, 02:11 AM   #12
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Thanks to all for the informative input. Very much appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #13
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Thanks to all for the informative input. Very much appreciated.
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so what are you going to stick with gnome or KDE or flux did you make a choose ?? huh?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #14
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so what are you going to stick with gnome or KDE or flux did you make a choose ?? huh?
I'll try the others when I've installed Opensuse 10.3. Still waiting for the postman.
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:42 PM   #15
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I'll try the others when I've installed Opensuse 10.3. Still waiting for the postman.
o you ordered it from the computer how much did you buy it for the cd
 
  


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