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KDE vs. GNOME session management

I'm setting up a new desktop and am at the point of deciding whether to 
venture away from the familiar GNOME to KDE (4.x). Sure, it's easy 
enough to just try KDE in theory, but in practice it'll take a bit of 
time investment to customize it, so I'm doing some research. (I've 
already toyed around with it for a while via a Kubuntu live CD.)

One feature that might be compelling enough to warrant a switch is 
session management. In GNOME, there are sessions, but the GNOME 
affiliated applications don't seem to be so smart about saving their 
internal state, particularly GNOME Terminal, which seems to remember 
nothing other than the quantity of windows and a few aesthetic 
attributes. GNOME sessions, in my experience, also were a bit flaky. 
After the first reboot, you'd get most things restored, then the next 
time you'd get only a few, etc.

I've read that KDE is better in this area, and when I previously brought 
up the topic of xterm sessions David Rosenstrauch recommended Konsole. I 
toyed with Konsole, but didn't put it into daily use. It probably 
warrants a second look.

Anyone have comments on their experiences with KDE session management in 


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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