Gnome-desktop from Kubuntu

Donn donn.ingle at
Tue Apr 17 15:11:46 UTC 2007

> Naw, not at all, ubuntu-desktop is just a metapackage (like gnome-desktop)
> but it has all the ubuntu-specific goodies. Just install the
> ubuntu-desktop, and it should all be good :)
I did and 11mb later I have it working.

First thing I noticed is that GTK apps are far far FAR quicker under Gnome 
than they are under KDE. I am amazed.
My main motivation was to see how inkscape performed and it's just amazing -- 
snappy as all heck. I turned the GTK-qt thing off under KDE, but Inkscape is 
still laggy when it runs. 

There must be some basic hostility between QT and GTK. I wonder if KDE/Qt apps 
under Gnome will suffer too? Will check it out.


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