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Old 04-09-2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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gnome or kde?

is there a better one or are they quite the same? i used to use kde and i think its quite good. then i wondered how gnome was so i took a look. its not much different, isnt it? well anyway, what is the difference? i heard that gnome was originally made with linux or something like that. but yeah.

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Old 04-09-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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Play with them and pick your favorite (or use them both regularly). I (overall) prefer KDE.

(I once got KDE running inside TWM on FreeBSD. I didn't keep it that way long, but combining the KDE/TWM functionality was fun)
Old 04-09-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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KDE = memory/resource hog, but nice visual (i hate it all .... 2 slow, 2 annoying)
GNOME = a "clean" windows wannabe (the clean means its less annoying then windows, more professional looking, but its a wannabe, in that its a pain to configure (at least the VFS is ..... i hate all the VFS in KDE and GNOME, they make it harder to use the compute IMHO), GNOME also has a habit of getting in my way a lot)

there are a few other desktop environments ....... but a prefer to use non, and just slap a window manager (FVWM) up with some config options, add a web browser (firefox), image editor (GIMP), chat (xchat, and gaim), 3D modeler (blender), and all the other programs i want, and it ends up being faster, less in my way, no annoying VFS, and looking good (to me). But it is a pain to configure things (no control panel ... which is nice for me, i hate them)

it all just depends on what you want, and how much work you are willing to put into it.
Old 04-09-2005, 10:22 PM   #4
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I think GNOME is "visual appealing", but KDE is totally functional. (GDM!!!!!!!!!, nautilus)

KDE has a lot of good software and tools. (kppp, kmail, quanta+, kile)
Old 04-09-2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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both have their advantages and disadvantages

personally I prefer kde over gnome

u must try gnome to check out the difference

Old 04-09-2005, 10:25 PM   #6
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ditto on the fvwm. You can make it look beautiful and a lot faster than either. I guess it depends on what you want out of your desktop. Try them all. Use whatever you like. Me I find a full blown desktop actually slows down my productivity because it just to cluttered and has way to many GUI toys and options that are not necessary.

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Old 04-10-2005, 09:13 AM   #7
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uhm ok, ill try gnome a bit. but i have the impression ill stick with kde.
thanks for the advice guys
Old 04-10-2005, 11:10 AM   #8
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I like gnome >= 2.6 over kde. I like its clean and simple look and feel coupled with its excellent functionality.
Old 04-10-2005, 11:21 AM   #9
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It really boils down to simple personal preference. Use what you like and works for you. There really is no "better".


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