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Old 11-21-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Gnome VS KDE?


I've been using linux over the past few years occasionally, and since a year, I use it fully as my desktop.
I always installed KDE as my GUI, cause it looks pretty.
However, Gnome has a nice mail client.
I'd like to know the big and little differences between these 2 GUI's.
Why is it I can't use kmail on gnome?

I'm sure you'll find a suiting answer

Old 11-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #2
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The main differace is that kde uses the QT toolkit (only recently become truly free) which looks very pretty
gnome uses the GTK toolkit that isnt as pretty but is easer to write apps for

apart from that they both manager windows, they both have mail clients etc... use whatever you feel comfatable with

and you can use kmail in gnome if you want to.... just make sure you have kdelibs installed
Old 11-21-2007, 06:58 PM   #3
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Very satisfying answer. Thanks


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