in the news: KDE vs Gnome

Scott angrykeyboarder at
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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