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Old 07-30-2004, 01:57 AM   #1
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what is gnome? kde?


thats all.... do the letters stand for something? what do they do? what are good examples of each?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:13 AM   #2
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GNOME and KDE are both Desktop environments.
They provide basic GUI tools but are not limited to them.
They have heaps of applications that come with them.
You can visit GNOME (GNu Object Modulated Environment) at GNOME hompage
and KDE (K Desktop Environment) at
KDE's Homepage

Not intending to start a debate but I personlly think GNOME looks better and is slightly faster, but then again thats me :-)

Hope this Helps

EDIT: GNOME stands for Gnu Network Object Modulated Environment

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Old 07-30-2004, 02:27 AM   #3
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thanx
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:32 AM   #4
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but whats the difference? they both look the same to me.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:33 AM   #5
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GNOME = Gnu Network Object Modeling Environment

Yes, GNOME (rhymes with Home) is probably better, again according to me, due to its commitment to human readable interface. Easy to navigate and work with, not bundled with unneccessary optins for settings, and definitly better looking one. Also, it is based on the GTK library, completely under GPL, unlike KDE (based on Qt). Best part about GNOME, many programs integrate very well with the desktop, and more fun to come in the next 2.8 release. Default desktop for many popular distros.

http://www.gnomedesktop.org/
http://www.gnome-look.org/
http://art.gnome.org/
http://www.gnomefiles.org/

Good luck!
 
Old 07-30-2004, 04:59 AM   #6
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Also, it is based on the GTK library, completely under GPL, unlike KDE (based on Qt).
I'm shocked you didn't spread the non-free FUD in the first post. Just to throw my 2 cents in on the side of KDE to the original poster you will find that KDE has better integration and more consistant look and fell of the apps better dialogs the list goes on... Try them both though and see which you like plus there are many other desktops out there install a few test them as well that's what its all about you get to choose the one that suits you.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 05:17 AM   #7
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... you get to choose the one that suits you.
Exactly, which is why explained more about GNOME. Wasn't my intention to start another gnome/kde flamewar, but I guess it always turns like that.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 06:08 AM   #8
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Exactly, which is why explained more about GNOME. Wasn't my intention to start another gnome/kde flamewar, but I guess it always turns like that.
It is not like I started one I just pointed out the FUD in your post. If you were just posting about GNOME then KDE or QT had nothing to do with it did they? I find it funny that companies like SUSE, Xandros and the like can keep ( not so much for SUSE now a days) their stuff closed up and somehow get a pass but KDE/QT who have been for more than a number of years completely free to distribute under the GPL/QPL somehow still get a dig thrown in.


The first link on a google linux search on QPL according to it 1995 was the year, just had to check.


http://freshmeat.net/articles/view/170/
 
Old 07-30-2004, 10:20 AM   #9
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I would say try out some lightweight window manager like fvwm, blackbox, fluxbox, etc...
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:20 AM   #10
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I would say try out some lightweight window manager like fvwm, blackbox, fluxbox, etc...
If u want something lightweight try FluxBox, XFCE or XPDE
XPDE is a window$ look alike. I used to like it but now I've started to hate the sight of NEthing to do wid M$.
 
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See here: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/KDE_v_Gnome_history
 
  


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