KDE or Gnome?

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The eternal Linux battle -- KDE or Gnome?

I'm new to Linux, using Ubuntu to start and loving it thus far. Anyhow, I know I just need to mess with both and find what I like, but I want to know what the Linux users on GBATemp use.

I'm looking for something I can customize the hell out of and looks pretty. What do you look for? Why do you like Gnome over KDE, or vice versa?
 

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Easy, Good and supports Compiz Fusion
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I started using linux with kde, I have had gnome several times but I don't like it, I have used kde for about 6 years and it only got better and faster
 

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With KDE 4.0 out, you probably will want to go with that. They did a really good job with it. I thought you could use Compiz Fusion with KDE?
 

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I use KDE (on Kubuntu) for the functionality. I don't need a pretty linux. The linux boxes I have only act as servers or development machines.
 

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I chose KDE. But it was a hard choice.

Everyone should try them both. They're both awesome, and which one you use is you're personal choice. I used both KDE and Gnome for several years. My brother and sister are both KDE fans.
 

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With KDE 4.0 out, you probably will want to go with that. They did a really good job with it. I thought you could use Compiz Fusion with KDE?
Yes, IIRC, CompizFusion also works on KDE. I think there's some repo out there with some easy-install CompizFusion for KDE.
 

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Customization-wise, go with KDE and knock yourself out. I think Linus torvalds called the gnome devs "interface nazis" and he's pretty much spot-on.
But... I use GNOME because customization is nice, but DOING SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE is more important.
 

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I preffer Gnome just because it's lighter..

Anyway.. I'm a linux "hardcore" user and I do most my stuff on the terminal.. so I don't care about which is easier to use or prettier..

Anyway.. if you can.. try both.. and decide for yourself.. I would also recommend you to try XFCE
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Gnome for a lighter but still full-featured desktop. If you want to customize, however, I'd recommend KDE.

Horaay for choices
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- don't forget there are quite a few others...
 

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Would I be slapped for saying Xfce?

I do not tend to use linux (but it was Xfce for the few times I did) as it presently lacks what I want.
I also checked out the others like Étoilé, ede and elightenment but as conjuction apps or quick tests so I probably should not comment.

Still while I would probably go KDE if I was to use linux it will have to presently be gnome courtesy of GTK+ that The Gimp and GAIM use and G-parted.
 

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