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View Poll Results: Which setup do you use
Ubuntu 83 52.20%
Ubuntu + KDE 29 18.24%
Kubuntu 47 29.56%
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:48 PM   #16
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Kinross, Western Australia
Distribution: Kubuntu 5.04 (Hoary)
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Kubuntu for me.

While I have a lot of respect for gnome, there's just a nice look about KDE, and it has no applications bar perhaps kopete which fall behind there gnome counterpart a great deal. Even then, third party software like amsn can solve problems. I just suppose it could have a bit more stability... like kdevelop not segfaulting on exit

What's more there are kde apps miles ahead of their gnome counterparts. k3b, anyone?
Old 07-16-2005, 02:42 PM   #17
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Richmond, Virginia
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I've got both. Installed Ubuntu, then put the kubuntu cd in and used it as a repository. I'll be honest, guys...with both on my box now, I like to switch back and forth, and they are cleaner to switch between than Suse, which I used to use, and some of the other distros.

I think a lot of us are like that. Some of the Gnome parts are mighty sweet. So are some of the KDE things.

Just my 2 cent's worth..
Old 07-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #18
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Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Canada
Distribution: SUSE 9.3 now using Ubuntu 14.04
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Humm...I used to use SUSE with KDE, but thought that I would give this GNOME thingy a try. Now I think I am hooked, I really like it, and am learning new stuff about it all the time.


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Old 07-28-2005, 10:58 PM   #19
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Sydney Aus.
Distribution: Kubuntu
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Kubuntu, but some KDE programs are crap like kynaptic so I would suggest installing GNOME's Synaptic which is so much better then KDE's offering
Old 07-30-2005, 05:24 AM   #20
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Registered: Jun 2005
Location: The 5th dimesion. I'm using Dine (dimsional Wine) to access this site
Distribution: Ubuntu!! Hooray for Canonical!!
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I use ubuntu + kde simply because they ship ubuntu, but not kubuntu. I would use kubuntu if they shipped it though
Old 07-30-2005, 04:20 PM   #21
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: West Texas
Distribution: Sidux - Mint - PC Linux - Ubuntu 7.04 - Mepis 7 Beta5 - DreamLinux 2.2
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Kubuntu - I've just updated to the newest version of KDE and - man - is it slick!
Keeps getting better all of the time....
Old 07-30-2005, 09:56 PM   #22
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Location: Michigan
Distribution: Ubuntu Breezy
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I used to be a KDE zealot but since using GNOME in Ubuntu I've converted. The brown really isn't that bad. As for Kubuntu, I know I should but I don't like the fact that you can't login as root and that's easier to change in Ubuntu.
Old 07-30-2005, 10:04 PM   #23
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Ubuntu with XFCE.
Old 07-31-2005, 04:11 AM   #24
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Originally posted by linux_yoda
As for Kubuntu, I know I should but I don't like the fact that you can't login as root and that's easier to change in Ubuntu.
I fixed mine so as to log in as ROOT - but I'm so used to SUDO now that I never use it! Go figure....
Old 07-31-2005, 05:50 AM   #25
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Cheshire, England
Distribution: Debian Stable
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I've tried Ubuntu and Kubuntu seperately but the setup i prefer is to have both installed and run a KDE desktop. I just prefer KDE, it looks better, the icons don't fill the screen as they do with Gnome and i do like Koffice (openoffice doesn't print!).
I have both installed because they each have software i use (i know i could install Gnome based software on KDE but can't be bothered messing with dependencies e.t.c. when i can just have everything installed). I prefer Anjuta for development over Kdevelop and Kynaptic is hopeless compared to Psynaptic but Konqueror is great and so is K3B so just have both if you have the H/D space.

By the way, anyone know how to setup the shutdown to give options, i.e. reboot, shutdown e.t.c. all i get is end session even though i've ticked the box to offer shutdown options in login manager!
Old 07-31-2005, 07:24 AM   #26
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i have used both gnome and kde, i do prefer gnome
Old 08-01-2005, 04:29 AM   #27
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Location: England, UK.
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i have Kubuntu installed on 3 systems on my home network
running KDE 3.4.2 all are running just fine ...
Old 08-01-2005, 01:00 PM   #28
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2 of your choices are redundant. ubuntu+kde is the same thing as kubuntu.

from the website on how to get kubuntu: "Existing Ubuntu users can install Kubuntu with the kubuntu-desktop package."

so if you like gnome go with ubuntu, if you like kde, kubuntu.

i agree with an earlier post, why two releases? why not have a choice when you install on which desktop to use? a lot of other distros do this, including slackware.

anyway, for my answer it is is kubuntu, dont like gnome, never have, never will
Old 08-01-2005, 01:04 PM   #29
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I used to love KDE, tried and hated Gnome, and finally switched to xfce, which I like best of all. I had to get used to the lack of desktop icons, but it wasn't difficult and the system feel nice and snappy. I also don't feel like I'm running a bunch of crap I don't need.
Old 08-02-2005, 02:41 AM   #30
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary, Fedora 4, Novell OES, Debian Sarge
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I tend to use either GNOME or XFCE...XFCE is a great light-resource desktop environment that really deserves more exposure than it's gotten so far.

KDE I used to like...back in version 2. Since then it's gotten WAY to crazy with the bells, whistles, and bloat.


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