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[Poll] Kde VS Gnome

Kde Vs Gnome   643 votes

  1. 1. Kde Vs Gnome

    • Kde
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    • Gnome
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GNOME or fluxbox

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Definately GNOME.

I've tryed KDE, but it just looks awful IMHO. The plastic look disgusts me, it's worse than winblows's playschool look. The icons are truely abismal, I hate the crystal look with a passion.

GNOME I like, it's simple, clean, organized, it looks great, it feels great. I love the icons, my favorite theme is Glider/SmoothGNOME with the default GNOME icons. I just can't imagine it any other way.

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And don't forget, KDE has the WONDERFUL apps Kompare and Umbrello.

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And don't forget, KDE has the WONDERFUL apps Kompare and Umbrello.

Umbrello rocks. But, I have been using it for a few weeks with Gnome. I'll admit though that the fonts were really crappy untill I installed KDE (to try it out). Must have been some libraries missign for font rendering. Quanta used to have the same problem as well.

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I voted KDE because I feel from a person comign from a Windows platform, it's easier to understand because it's liek the start button.

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cool. i never even knew i had umbrello on my computer. its a cool litle app, although i dont think ill ever really use it. its great to know i have it though.

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KDE...been using with Gentoo ever since and love it, man!

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Voted KDE

simple comparisons between both and the programs supplied:

File manager:

Konqueror - robust file manager, the most complete one i've ever seen. Untuitive

file browsing, with access to all the services available in yor system. Still lacks a bit of

polishing when it comes to image previews (the default setting can be customized here). It

can also be a very powerfull web-browser with tabs and usefull options.

Nautilus - spatial file manager a complete joke (who loves to have to close 20 windows after

a min of browsing...?); u do a temporary samba mount (not editing fstab) and u go to computer:

nothing to see there... ; wanna use nautilus on other DE/WM? be sure to pass the option --no-desktop

to nautilus or the whole GNOME desktop will be loaded with it :blink: , also you will not have icons on the file manager;

"open with" options... ever tryed to open a .wmv file? :laugh:

Media Player:

KDE: has about 5 of them kaffeine favourite for movies, amaroK for audio.

GNOME: gxine no comparison possible with kaffeine, it doesn't even integrate on systemtray.

rhythmbox :x

Panel:

kicker: plain perfect with a complete set of usefull applets and external panels, transparency

very well handled, taskbar applet very well built.

gnome-panel: the most anoying little thing on GNOME. They don't evolute this thing for so much

time that it feels like 1999 when u use it. Taskbar applet :x if you have only one window openned

it takes all the taskbar space (you can change this), ever tryed to use a program like amsn with it? :pinch:

systemtray protocol is one of the buggiest things in it and regret everytime of running some program

that uses it. The menu launcher only shows gnome tasks and programs, if you want to launch another

program that isn't from GNOME u have to go to the system menu (...)

Control:

KDE Control Center: U have all the options here to configure yor Desktop aswell as yor system,

all very well distribuited and with tree view as default to save time.

GNOME preferences: very incomplete based on icons only.

Desktop

KDE: U can customize it all :cool: Have transparent window decorations, transparent menus

rendered with hardware accell, different wallpapers for every desktop, move to another desktop with a simple scroll, tell the windowmanager to remember the window settings for a specific app (eg. have no window decs on a console)

with a simple right-click on the windowdec.

GNOME: no option to have independent wallpapers on each desktop, no move to another desktop

on scroll (they should learn this little trick from XFCE), (...) Not a good window manager, it's based

on pixmaps only.

IM client

kopete: Very complete in all the protocols. U can customize it to look like ichat, have the

conversation window transparent. How cool is that? :cool:

gaim: Looks horrible, and those annoying litlle bell sounds erm... Buddy icons aren't displayed

right on every protocol...

(...)

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spatial file manager

You can turn that off.

ever tryed to open a .wmv file

...yes.

KDE Control Center:

One of the reasons I dislike KDE, very poorly implemented.

The menu launcher only shows gnome tasks and programs, if you want to launch another

program that isn't from GNOME u have to go to the system menu

I'm not sure what you are talking about, but you can edit the menus.

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You can turn that off.

The problem is that this is defaulted for GNOME, in version 2.6

it didn't even had an option on nautilus. First thing to get it usable

was to run :

gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser true

...yes.

No application to run that NIME type by default.

I'm not sure what you are talking about, but you can edit the menus.

this: Gnome menu

Not all people use tweaked versions of GNOME made by Fedora.

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I've used both, and I liked Gnome a lot better. KDE just felt too much like a toy. It didn't feel like it was letting me do everything I could in Linux (I was using Gentoo)... I just liked the feel of Gnome better and the way it worked. Perhaps when I tried KDE I was too used to the way Gnome worked, but it just didn't feel right to me.

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Nautilus - spatial file manager a complete joke (who loves to have to close 20 windows after

a min of browsing...?); u do a temporary samba mount (not editing fstab) and u go to computer:

nothing to see there... ; wanna use nautilus on other DE/WM? be sure to pass the option --no-desktop

to nautilus or the whole GNOME desktop will be loaded with it blink.gif , also you will not have icons on the file manager;

"open with" options... ever tryed to open a .wmv file? laugh.gif

Nautilus does have some flaws, but personally I love spatial browsing. I've even set up my install of XP to mimic this behaviour - ps you can hold shift when double clicking to close the parent window.

In Nautilus supplied with Fedora (maybe it is not in mainline Nautilus yet), I can go to Computer then Network, I am able to see and access the files over Samba without mounting the folder at all! So much faster...

I like Gnome, XFCE and Fluxbox - in that order :)

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Kde :)

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In Nautilus supplied with Fedora (maybe it is not in mainline Nautilus yet), I can go to Computer then Network, I am able to see and access the files over Samba without mounting the folder at all! So much faster...

Yes you can acces yor "Network neighborhood" with that GNOME feature, also

present in KDE. But try to add that folder to let's say a XMMS playlist, or work

in that directory, edit files, write to that directory. It's not a real mount, just a way to browse

a network.

What i'm saying Nautilus doesn't recognize temporary mounts.

Don't get me wrong here people, i'd wish GNOME was better then it is now. The GNOME

project has come a long way and the community supporting it is one of the best in the open-source,

but they should really get there act togheter, and make it more usable. Not saying i'm against the

easy look of it, they can perfectly keep that and still have a powerfull DE for people who want to

do more with it than just take pretty screenshots (option present on main menu toolbar, as it was

fundamental....).

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Even though I use Knoppix that defaulted to KDE, I found that I much prefer Gnome.

What I am surprised about is the poll results. Granted it's not scientific but the other times that we have done this (prior to Gnome 2.8?), the polls were always 50-50. Has KDE fallen that far, that fast?

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What I am surprised about is the poll results.  Granted it's not scientific but the other times that we have done this (prior to Gnome 2.8?), the polls were always 50-50.

I was thinking the same thing. This poll has been almost exactly 50/50 every other time it has been done.

I was thinking it may be due to the recent huge uptake on Ubuntu. BUt, I haven't looked at either KDE or Gnome in quite a while, so it is also possible that one has made some nice advances while the other has not...

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I like kde more

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Even though I use Knoppix that defaulted to KDE, I found that I much prefer Gnome.

What I am surprised about is the poll results.  Granted it's not scientific but the other times that we have done this (prior to Gnome 2.8?), the polls were always 50-50.  Has KDE fallen that far, that fast?

ubuntu fanboyism :laugh:

kde is greater than ever and getting greater. i really dont think it has anything to do with which one is better, but which is used more on neowin. take the linuxquestions.org poll for example, and both ubuntu and gnome get their ass handed to them. :p

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/sh...threadid=272100

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/sh...threadid=272090

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I think both are nice but I'll have to say KDE rocks.

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I think the poll should indicate if it was the person's only option :/ Some distros only include kde, while others only include gnome (i.e. unbuntu). I suspect a lot of people are using the wm that came with their distro.

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I think the poll should indicate if it was the person's only option :/  Some distros only include kde, while others only include gnome (i.e. unbuntu).  I suspect a lot of people are using the wm that came with their distro.

Any distro with half-decent package manage should make it pretty easy to install the wm/desktop environment of your choice. I have just about every possible one installed.

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Hehe, all you gnomers in your half-baked desktop. Let me know when it's done.

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im not a linux xpert

but ive tried linux many times and i found that kde is a real space waster, and its clunky while gnome was space efficient and stuff

BUT

in terms of how long it took for me to find my way around, kde was friendlier

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I'm a KDE fan. I find it easier to customize, plus it looks more like Windows, meaning it may help a Linux-newbie to start :)

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im not a linux xpert

but ive tried linux many times and i found that kde is a real space waster, and its clunky while gnome was space efficient and stuff

BUT

in terms of how long it took for me to find my way around, kde was friendlier

If you know how to configure KDE, it offers a great deal of options on how to conserve space :)

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