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Old 06-02-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Why Gnome is always the default desktop?


Hello!
I would like to know that why Gnome is always the default desktop preselected in all the distributions. We have to select KDE separately. Why don't they use KDE as default why just Gnome?
 
Old 06-02-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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well they don't, just the ones you use. plenty have KDE as a default. And the way you say it, KDE is the only logical choice and Ghome is little more than a virus... obviously not true in any way. I'm pretty sure suse / novell use KDE as a default amongst others.
 
Old 06-02-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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Novell based distros use KDE (if memory serves), Slackware uses KDE; LFS, Debian and Gentoo use what ever you want them to use; Kubuntu defaults to KDE; Fedora and Red Hat ask you to choose GNOME or KDE. So, what distros are GNOME defaulting other then Ubuntu?
 
Old 06-02-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
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Debian lets you choose desktops when you first download it, and later you can use anything you want.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 01:39 AM   #5
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Well Fedora selects Gnome by default..
 
Old 06-03-2008, 04:02 AM   #6
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GNOME was started because KDE depended on the then proprietary QT toolkit.
GNOME was made using the GTK toolkit developed for the legendary GIMP.

At the time it was first made, GNOME was free'er than KDE and many people took to it.
But the thing is QT was also made open-source and there is no difference today on this basis.

Since KDE is a lot more mature, it is recommended over GNOME.
 
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Well Fedora selects Gnome by default..
So? you seem to think that fedora and ubuntu are every distribution, and also that this matters at all.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 05:43 AM   #8
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Since KDE is a lot more mature, it is recommended over GNOME.
Like everything in linux, that's just one persons opinion.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 05:53 AM   #9
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Aye ... I dislike both.
Gnome more than KDE, though ... ;}


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Old 06-03-2008, 07:14 AM   #10
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Since KDE is a lot more mature, it is recommended over GNOME.
ooh yeah, missed that.... erm... sorry??? that's just plain nonsense.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 07:14 AM   #11
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Aye ... I dislike both.
Gnome more than KDE, though ... ;}


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Comparing GNOME and KDE, I find KDE a bit more user friendly to users migrating from Windoze.

My personal favorite is fluxbox with NO desktop icons, though this would simply kill a newbie. As I fall more in love with the CL, I have started to hate my mouse. Being an emacs guy, the keybindings possible in fluxbox are an obvious draw.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 02:07 PM   #12
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As I fall more in love with the CL, I have started to hate my mouse. Being an emacs guy, the keybindings possible in fluxbox are an obvious draw.
In that case try some ratpoison ;}
 
Old 06-03-2008, 03:04 PM   #13
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I used KDE for a year and Gnome for a year and Gnome won out. Gnome just works.
 
Old 06-03-2008, 03:46 PM   #14
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hello brother do u know what GNOME is-GNU Object Model Environment

so GNOME IS the default desktop environment in all distributions of GNU/Linux ,as its(GNU/Linux) the GNU project
 
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hello brother do u know what GNOME is-GNU Object Model Environment

so GNOME IS the default desktop environment in all distributions of GNU/Linux ,as its(GNU/Linux) the GNU project
Was that an attempt at a joke?

If no:
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"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-- Mark Twain (1835-1910)"

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