in the news: KDE vs Gnome
angrykeyboarder at angrykeyboarder.com
Sat Dec 17 14:30:36 GMT 2005
Martin J Hooper wrote:
> John wrote:
>> I am particularly disappointed with Gnome because, when I first saw
>> Gnome and KDE I expected that I would use Gnome in preference to KDE,
>> once it overcame its tendancy to crash way too often.
>> I use it sometimes, and it seems to not crash, but I don't like the way
>> it's gone.
> Same here - I use mostly KDE when I use Linux. Having tried Gnome I
> find that it is not as configurable as I would like.
I can't imagine why you can't change the colors of widgets and window
decorations in GNOME without hacking some configuration file. That is
on one example of why I think KDE is actually better suited to "newbies"
than is GNOME. GNOME may be "simple" but it's a bit too simple.
> Also some of the ways of doing things in Gnome is very counter-intuitive
> eg changing which program you want to open a type of file. Its in the
> right click menu for a file in Gnome and its in the Control Centre in KDE.
> I had to ask on a forum before I found the way of doing it in Gnome.
> I'll probably install Dapper Ubuntu and just see what the new version of
> Gnomes like but will probably re-install Dapper Kubuntu...
What I'd like to know is why people feel it has to be one or the other.
I use and like both, but if I were forced to choose one over the
other KDE would win.
On a related note, why can't KDE have themes that are as easy to install
as those in GNOME?
Scott (running KDE 3.5 @ the moment on K/X/Flux/U/buntu Breezy)
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