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Old 11-13-2007, 06:16 AM   #1
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Gnome or KDE

i m using fc6.i want to which own is best Gnome or KDE?i also nedd the advantages and disadvantages of both?

thanks in advance.
Old 11-13-2007, 06:30 AM   #2
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Oh for goodness sake, why not just ask about vi vs emacs? Are you trying to start a war!

Do what I did - fedora will let you install both - do so, and try them both. The bottom line is, it's a personal choice.
Old 11-13-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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It's like the choice of distro - all a matter of personal taste. Don't ask me, I like them both. I've got Slackware with KDE, and Ubuntu with Gnome. Contrasting distros, contrasting DEs - variety is the spice of life.

Emacs IS better than vi.

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Old 11-13-2007, 06:52 AM   #4
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which own is best Gnome or KDE?
Thats simple it's Fluxbox

It's personal choise nothing more, nothing less.
Old 11-13-2007, 07:12 AM   #5
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just pick one and use it for a few weeks or days. if you find there's something missing in it, something you dont like, switch to the other, use that one for some time and if necessary switch again. as brianL said, variety is the spice of life .. i have kde on slack and mandriva, gnome on fedora.

Emacs IS better than vi.
that expression evaluates to 0 (FALSE).

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I would vote for Gnome.

And vi.

Old 11-13-2007, 01:36 PM   #7
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Just try both, and see which one you like
Old 11-13-2007, 10:18 PM   #8
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vi vs emacs? Linux Vista discards both in favor of Wordpad (TM) but real hackers use Ed. <ducks>

Aw shucks, whats with all this gui nonsense... avoid the crud: use CLI.
Old 11-13-2007, 10:55 PM   #9
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KDE... and VIM.

Seriously, though... it's a matter of taste and personal likes. I have distros with Gnome, KDE, and Xfce on my system. However, I lean toward KDE because it's the one that I've become accustomed to. Play with them all. See which you like best and go from there.

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I'm voting for Gnome.

1. It's less heavy than KDE
2. As customizable then KDE
3. Looks less like Windows

But if you're looking for perfomance check fluxbox!

For the text editor, the choice is obvious, Vim!
Old 11-16-2007, 06:58 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mathimca05 View Post
i m using fc6.i want to which own is best Gnome or KDE?i also nedd the advantages and disadvantages of both?

thanks in advance.
Well at least it makes a change from another "which distro is best" thread...

One of the advantages of the 'big, do everything' distros like RedHat and SuSE is that you do get the chance to install everything and suck it and see.

My vote is for KDE. It really is mega-configurable and the kde apps (k3b, kate, ksysguard, konqueror...) are clearly superior (imho). And the gnome interface always irritates after a month or so of using it.

By the way, if you do find yourself wanting to use all those k-applications under gnome or xfce, they will work but it does drag half of the kde infrastructure in with it, so there is no point if you are trying to reduce the memory footprint.

But those are reasons why I like it, you might have completely different reasons for preferring something else. And even I'd probably get used to XFCE on a really old, low memory, computer. And maybe sometime I'll make the big step to enlightenment (mmmm, eye-candy). Linux gives you choice. OK, so what do you think MicroShaft gives you?

PS: as you might have guessed, fave editor kate. There won't be many people chose kate over emacs and vi, but I'm happy.
Old 11-16-2007, 07:41 AM   #12
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I like Gnome better...I think its a better choice for newbies. Looks less like Windows...

Vi sucks big time...nano nano!
Old 11-16-2007, 07:55 AM   #13
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Thing about Linux, you get to play

Which is better KDE or Gnome?
It can depend on what you want to do. I think Gnome is more "basic" basic can be great for a school environment which might only need Internet and Open Office and very few other programs.

KDE seems to be structured similar to Windows. Indeed, K3B, Amarok, Kate,Kaffeine, are great, Krita even has a lot of potential for graphics.

Fluxbox, Xfce and the others are great too. (think small and old, can replace Windows98 boxes pretty well)

As my subject stated, try em both! Use Live CDs featuring the Window Manager of your choice and experiment. "Best is subjective" Let US know what is BEST for YOU!

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My vote goes to Gnome. I find it to be more streamlined than KDE, which was what I started with. I like the functionality and it is in my eyes much quicker.
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Shall we give OP a chance to respond and, maybe, refine the question?


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