Thread: kde vs. gnome
October 27th, 2005, 01:47 AM #1
kde vs. gnome
what is the difference? which is better? i currently have ubuntu but was cuious about kubuntu (kde version). will i notice a difference?
October 27th, 2005, 02:43 AM #2
try them both - I keep both installed but rarely use gnome - for me KDE is just awesome but certainly could used some optimization
October 27th, 2005, 02:55 AM #3
I used KDE awhile then installed ubuntu that came with Gnome.
So far I havent found something groundbreaking on both sides, seems that KDE is a bit more responsive than Gnome, but I like the fact that ubuntu gnome theme is pretty simple and I like it as it is.someone is more skilled than you!
October 27th, 2005, 07:46 AM #4
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I like Gnome cause i feel less cluttered and away from the whole EYE CANDY Strike attack you get from XP
October 27th, 2005, 10:05 AM #5
Gnome= an updated OS9'ish feel
KDE= a windowsxp'ish feel
Try them both, and fluxbox, and xfce, and enlightenment 17, and icewm-- its not windows, you dont have to pay to play. Try them all-- find the one you like best, customize it untill it is perfect for YOU.
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October 27th, 2005, 02:05 PM #6
Gnome feels incomplete and buggy.
October 27th, 2005, 11:29 PM #7
October 28th, 2005, 03:33 AM #8
linux_guru - haven't seen you in a million years... comment more often!
October 28th, 2005, 09:35 AM #9
I use both actually. KDE is a tad more sluggish IMO, but has better interfaces to stuff like Printer Setup and such (the only thing I found that GNOME has a better interface to utility-wise is APT). Both have some nice features though, and are both easy to pick up.
Neither one is nearly as fast as something like IceWM or Fluxbox, but those are not as easy to use.
October 28th, 2005, 10:29 AM #10
October 28th, 2005, 05:14 PM #11
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im with nova, i just cant get iether of them to be decently usable. though i run blackbox 7
October 28th, 2005, 05:28 PM #12
well i am still a linux noob, so i will stick to the easy to use interfaces
October 28th, 2005, 05:41 PM #13
gnome is plain and uncluttered. kind of utilitarian IMO, yet not any faster than KDE. KDE has nice eye candy but some people find it cluttered.
KDE also has more graphical settings interfaces but a lot of them are a bit buggy.
I've heard that gnome uses a bit more ram but KDE uses a few more cpu cycles.
Remember that on ubuntu you can try both on the same install by installing the ubuntu-desktop and/or the kubuntu-desktop package. Also remember you can use gnome programs in KDE and vice versa, they just look out of place.
EDIT: yes, you will notice a difference they look completely different.Athlon 64 x2 3800+/2gb/asrock 939dual-sata2/gf6200/audigy2 zs plat/sonata + Asus V6J + Lenovo Ideapad U330
October 29th, 2005, 01:09 AM #14
like a few people have mentioned (or implied ) they are both pigs. i have both installed - but have always run fvwm.Odds are very good there are several spelling mistakes in this post.
October 31st, 2005, 01:37 AM #15
KDE for me. I like options... lots and lots of options.
October 31st, 2005, 01:40 AM #16
I have both as well . . but I stick to fluxbox. THe other two seem to be too big an clunky. I like mine fast and responsive!
October 31st, 2005, 01:46 AM #17
I prefer KDE....I like the eyecandy alot.
Though I used Gnome for a good while in Fedora Core 4.-Space
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