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Old 04-11-2004, 11:12 AM   #1
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Newbie question: Which desktop environment is the best?

Hi, (don't turn this in a flame)

Just I want to know, who's the best? KDE or Gnome?. If anyone posts reasons or things like:

Best things about KDE:

Bad things about KDE:

And the same for Gnome, that will be helpful.

Thanks in advance.
Old 04-11-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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Hi, (don't turn this in a flame)
Thats almost impossible. KDE vs GNOME is highly subjective, and completley dependant on what you want. I love KDE and loathe GNOME, but some people see it the other way around.

Luckily for you, there both free, and come with most distros. My advice is to try them both out, and use them for a week each. In the end you will have a solid idea of which you like best.

Then every 12 Months or so try the one you didn't choose again, just to see if your missing something good. Also don't forget that GNOME programs work in KDE, and vica-versa. So your not stuck with one more than the other. ( although the programs will look better in the enviroment they where desgined for. )

AS for the pros and cons, I won't even go there
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Pro: It doesnt look a thing like kde or gnome
Con: Its not newbie friendly
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It's all very subjective. I am closing this thread as the whole which DE is best was resolved in the LinuxQuestions awards. Head over to the Website Questions and Suggestions Forum to see how the voting went.

The best way to decide is to try them yourself and see which you think is best.

As ever, if you wish to discuss this email either me or the site admin.

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