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KDE vs Gnome -- User interfaces

On 02/09/2009 12:20 PM, markw-FJ05HQ0HCKaWd6l5hS35sQ at wrote:
> Here's a discussion: Gnome vs KDE.
> I was a KDE user from version 1.x I generally like the QT library more
> than GTK, and up until 4.x thought KDE was better.
> Now, I've switch to Gnome. I've had it with KDE. Specifically, KDE 4.x =
> out to get the desktop. They don't want icons or folders on your deskto=
> I think 4.2 allows you to switch to the old fashion Desktop folder, but=
> think KDE has jumped the shark.
> I remember the KDE discussions about the Desktop, I recall a lot of
> aesthetic arguments, but no real discussion of usability.
> What do you think? The way KDE is moving, is it good? Do you think Gnom=
> is better/worse? I'm interested in hearing what you think.
>  =20
I used to use KDE, but I think Trolltech is really going in the wring=20
direction. Moving between releases of KDE was also a pain. I used to=20
have my system set up as a dual boot with an old release of SuSe and a=20
new release of SuSE. I used GNome when I converted my laptop to Ubuntu.=20
I also was using GNOME on SuSE when I had KDE really screw up my desktop =

to the point where I could not even log on. I think GNOME caught up to=20
and surpassed KDE. Part of this might be when Novell bought SuSE and=20
SLES standardized with a GNOME interface. But, it's like religion. There =

are many KDE users out there who wouldn't touch a GNOME interface, and=20
vise-versa. One thing I really like about GNOME is that it comes up much =

faster than KDE on the same platform.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
Boston Linux and Unix
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