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Re: kde or gnome

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Tim wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-09-27 at 12:16 -0400, William Biggs wrote:
>> I would like to know witch one is better kde or gnome ?
> Gnome, of course...  I say that just to stick fingers up the various KDE
> fanboys on this list.  There's plenty that extoll it's virtues (that I
> don't care for - it emphasises prettiness and endless fiddling over
> actually using the computer, and the current incarnation is far from
> ready for use), compared against fewer people that evangelise Gnome over
> KDE.
> But being more serious.  Fedora uses Gnome by default, the documentation
> shows you how to use it with Gnome, much of the configuration uses Gnome
> tools, etc.  The other window managers are *alternatives*.  If you're
> starting out as a Linux newbie, and want an easier start, it's probably
> much easier to do so with Gnome.  Then once you've got your footing, you
> can try out the alternatives.
> I've tried and used several window managers.  KDE is a time waster,
> Gnome just works.  Some of the lighter weight ones don't work, without a
> big fight, with recent versions of Fedora (which seems to depend on
> Gnome or KDE triggering off a few things that says the current user of
> the console should have sound, should connect to a network, should mount
> an inserted disc, etc.).  When you use some alternative window managers,
> you have to handle all of that yourself, manually.

I mainly agree. Gnome works pretty well with Fedora and is a good starting
point. It's a good, clean desktop environment, and gives you the best way to
try out Fedora.

I actually prefer KDE and run KDE 3.5.9 on my Slackware desktop, but I'm still
playing with and figuring out KDE 4.1 on Fedora 9. When I just want to use my
laptop I'm running Gnome. You have to love Gnu/Linux for having these choices, :).

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