GDM vs KDM - which is better?

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Aug 5 00:31:57 UTC 2007

Ed Smits wrote:

> Thanks for all the replies, but my basic question wasn't answered. The
> question isn't about which of the 2 desktops is better, but what the
> difference is between using either desktop manager. At present I am
> using GDM when running either Gnome (90% of the time) or KDE. Is using

I believe we answered as far as was possible given the question.  If you'd
left it at the question in the subject, I'd have to say I really don't
think it makes the slightest difference whether you use KDM, GDM or XDM.
But then you introduced the whole business of desktop environemtns.  There,
the difference between KDE and Gnome is significant - but to say either one
is "better" is impossible, barring pure personal bias (in which case I have
to say KDE is head and shoulders better than Gnome) without some idea of
what you want to do with it.

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