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GNOME vs KDE vs Others: Which do you prefer?

  • spork
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Post 3+ Months Ago

With the wide availability of many different window managers and desktop environments available, I'm curious to see what people's preferred ones are and why.

What kind of things do you like about your WM/DE that others lack?
What problems do you have with others?
Etc.
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I picked kde just because I like the look and feel of it.

I bet this thread is going to be a lot more diverse on replies than the last one.
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I like Gnome because it's what came with Ubuntu and I'm afraid I'm going to break something if I try to change it.

How would I go about trying something else without destroying my current Gnome configuration ?
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You're using Ubuntu, correct? You should be able to install it using apt-get.

Quote:
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop


This article looks like it might help, not sure as I've never used Ubuntu.
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:anonymous: I'm afraid.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I prefer KDE, as it is very windows like, and looks much better than a brown theme.

As such whenever I install linux I install Kubuntu.
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I prefer more on gnome in any distro including freebsd.. Even the installation is painful(from scratch, not apt-get or yum)..
I have use kde before this, but it doesn't last longer :p

joebert,
why are you afraid? :p
i think the installation and removing the application is safe compared to compile from scratch.. hehe..
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Post 3+ Months Ago

GNOME definatley, KDE jsut feels so.... crowded to me.

The first few linux distros i ever tried were KDE and i was far from impressed with the GUI... GNOME though just feels much more natural!
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joebert, theres no need to be afraid to install multiple WMs/DEs, they are all pretty much separate from each other. the only way you'll kill gnome is if you select to remove it >.< if you open up synaptic and search for window managers or kde, xfce, blackbox, icebox, icewm, joes wm, etc.. it'll produce results for the individual environments. i believe i have 5? of them currently installed on my ubuntu partition.. just for funzies :]

DaFiz, if you don't like the brown theme, change it :]
i.e. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/a ... ot-6-1.jpg

now, as for the topic's question: i chose gnome. i prefer it because i feel more comfortable in it. imo its easier to navigate and as thrain finds it feels more natural. kde, to me, feels like windows except not organized as well :/ i like the menu in kde4 slightly more, but i dont like the environment itself enough for it to replace gnome :-X
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Gnome looks are far better than KDE's
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KDE is much similiar to windows,which is the reason I don't like it.But Gnome is very slow,especially using firefox.
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Thanks for that AnarchY SI. I think I'll search through synaptic this evening. :D

I'm definately waiting for KDE 4.1 before I try that one though, I've been seeing bad news about 4.0 lately.
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err.. which one is consuming more memory? GNOME or KDE? Last two days, I install xfce, I try it for exploring, and I think after this I will try xfce, super fast! hehe..
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KDE is known to be more of the resource hog. xfce is a lighter wm so yea..it should be faster ;]
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may I know how xfce doesn't consume more memory? What kind technique they used?
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AnarchY SI wrote:
KDE is known to be more of the resource hog.


Eeek. Looks like I'm steering clear of KDE for just awhile longer then.
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different / less dependencies, less feature-rich, less code.


have a look: http://ktown.kde.org/~seli/memory/deskt ... hmark.html
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Am I reading that right, Gnome is a bigger resource hog than KDE ? :scratchhead:
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not sure, i didn't read it :-X but follow his process & see for yourself? if a couple of us do it, we could probably figure it out >.<

altho all those are like what, 10 versions ago? he also says KDE has his custom performance patches. it's also interesting to note that KDE with whatever K application (i.e. konqueror, kword, ..) "consumed" the least amount of memory in comparison, but when those applications were run in other desktop/wm's the K apps consumed the most memory.
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In my experience with KDE, it seemed to crash far more often than Gnome or any other desktop environment. I like KDE's look and feel much more than I like Gnome's, but it just "feels unstable" to me. Kinda hard to explain.

All of this being said, my main experience is with KDE 3.x. I haven't played around with KDE 4 a lot.
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gamekiller wrote:
may I know how xfce doesn't consume more memory? What kind technique they used?

It simply doesn't do as much. XFCE contains less features and bloat, and thus uses less resources.

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