KDE or Gnome?

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KDE or Gnome?

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  1. nloding
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    nloding GBAtemp Fan

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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?
     
  2. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Gnome!
    Easy, Good and supports Compiz Fusion [​IMG]
     
  3. Fiddy101

    Fiddy101 Newbie

    I've never usen KDE so I chose Gnome.
     
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I used both. Sill can't decide [​IMG]

    So I can't vote [​IMG] KDE is more Win-like, Gnome is more customizable...
     
  5. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Go for customizing!
     
  6. xabier

    xabier GBAtemp Regular

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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
     
  7. CrimsoniteX

    CrimsoniteX GBAtemp Regular

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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?
     
  8. Samutz

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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.
     
  9. Jdbye

    Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    Definitely Gnome. I'm waiting for Sol/Venko to vote here, votes are 50/50 now D:
     
  10. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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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.
     
  11. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Yes, IIRC, CompizFusion also works on KDE. I think there's some repo out there with some easy-install CompizFusion for KDE.
     
  12. living-ghost

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    I believe Gnome is a little more stable then KDE but I am still a KDE Junkie
     
  13. Hitto

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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.
     
  14. nloding
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    nloding GBAtemp Fan

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    It's basically 50/50, but I'm gonna try KDE 4.0 since it's supposed to be amazing.
     
  15. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

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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 [​IMG]
     
  16. dualscreenman

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    KDE ftw.
    KDE 4 is amazing and will only get better. If KDE 4.0 is too bleeding-edge for you, KDE 3.5 is still a very excellent, solid and featureful Desktop Environment.
     
  17. beautifulbeast

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    I voted Gnome because it's what comes bundled in Ubuntu, but I wouldn't be able to justify my choice. Can someone explain the pros and contras of one and the other?
     
  18. Strider

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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 [​IMG] - don't forget there are quite a few others...
     
  19. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Xfce >
     
  20. FAST6191

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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 √Čtoil√©, 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.