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Old 08-06-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Which do you prefer? I was stuck on GNOME for a long time but a couple weeks ago I switched, KDE is a lot more configurable, it looks better, and seems to run better, what about you guys?
Old 08-06-2006, 01:21 PM   #2
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I think the real question is what the user wants. If you want simplicity, then GNOME is the answer. If you want configurability and control, then KDE is the answer. I think it also largely depends on what you are used to. I find that the OS-X people generally feel more comfortable in GNOME, whereas Windows users feel more comfortable in KDE.

Personally, I prefer KDE, mainly because I think its organization makes more sense to me, and the additional control over my computing environment is unmatched. But that isn't to say KDE is for everyone. GNOME is also very good.
Old 08-06-2006, 01:37 PM   #3
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I totally agree with tisource. Whichever you choose depends on your needs or preferences since both DEs are very good. When I first started with Linux I mainly used GNOME but after the introduction of the KDE 3.x releases and GNOME 2.x I switched to KDE because a lot of the flexibility and configuration options that had been available in GNOME 1.x had been removed in GNOME 2.x in favour of simplicity.
Old 08-06-2006, 10:49 PM   #4
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I prefer KDE, since I feel that it is more customisable than Gnome.

I have written (with the help of others) a comparison of KDE and Gnome -Click Here. It may help you to choose between the two.

I generally tell people to use them both and pick which one they prefer. It is ultimately a personal choice.



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