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Old 03-27-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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KDE vs. Gnome vs. ?

ok, here I sit trying to decide on which environment to use, KDE, Gnome or something else, but cant decide, where do the strenths and weaknesses lay with them? I just about have my LFS sysem up and running, and I would like to know which one I want to use before I get there. Any insight would be greatly welcomed.


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Old 03-27-2004, 02:27 AM   #2
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It is almost entirely a personal preference. I prefer gnome, but many people also prefer kde.
Old 03-27-2004, 02:30 AM   #3
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Yea...i agree with Crazy Traivs.It should be a personal one can tell you which one to use.
that said,you might want to take a look at this site:
have fun and congrats on your new LFS system.
someday i will build me one.But till then...debian is the way to go.
Old 03-27-2004, 03:06 AM   #4
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KDE provides a fully integrated suite of apps while Gnome seems more like a collection of apps to me. KParts lets you embed application components into larger unified projects, for example. There's nothing wrong with Gnome though; there are several apps, like gFTP, I even prefer using (KBear stinks.) Just seems to me that without the high level of integration I might as well be using fluxbox. I don't mind bloat if it serves a purpose. Useless bloat bothers me though. But opinions vary and like others have said it's largely a matter of personal preference.


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