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Old 09-22-2003, 03:02 AM   #1
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Diff between KDE and Gnome?

What is the technically different between KDE and Gnome? One is that these have different applications but say I have to install Oracle so then which is better. As per my knowledge both are using same kernel.

Please give your suggestions and comments.
Old 09-22-2003, 04:18 AM   #2
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KDE and Gnome are just Window and Desktop managers. You don't need to install either of them in order to use Linux. There are plenty of other Window Managers available, but if you refuse to use any, you will be stuck in text mode.

I think that Oracle has nothing to do with Window Managers. If you want to use Oracle's GUI configuration tools, they should work flawlessly with absolutely any Window Manager.

I have a Linux server and it doesn't have X at all. I run an X server on my workstation and run GUI programs remotely.
Old 09-22-2003, 04:19 AM   #3
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I found Gnome to be a bit more efficient and faster than KDE. It is also said that KDE is a bit more buggy than Gnome, since it is also a more complex system than Gnome.

Both windows manager support the same technologies, so there should be no difference in which programs you use, as long as you have the graphical window library your program require!
Old 09-22-2003, 04:50 AM   #4
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What wiggywag said is true. As long as you have the base libraries installed you can run apps from either one.

We'll tell you the same thing we tell anyone who asks this question...try 'em both and just use the one you like best. Alternate days if you like 'em both. Do whatever the hack you want.

To answer your question of what is technically different, Gnome is written in C using the GTK widget library, and KDE is written in C++ using the QT widget library. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Gnome may run a little faster, but KDE has other benefits due to being so closely integrated. If you have a relatively fast computer I really don't think you will find much of a performance difference at all. I use KDE myself, it just feels right you know?

Find the one that feels right. Try Fluxbox and Enlightenment too. Linux is all about choices...and you have many.
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I also agree with everything said above.....just thought I'd add that you can try combinations as well. I was using Gnome with Enlightenment for several months. I just switched back to KDE with Sawfish. Honestly I don't know which is better, but right now I like KDE (in two months I'll probably like Gnome again :-)
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Nice info I am getting from you people.


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