Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
Permalink for comment 265193
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: KDE/Gnome
by superstoned on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 11:51 UTC in reply to "RE: KDE/Gnome"
Member since:


yeah, this shows how it is a matter of perception, not reality. Reality would say KDE is less bloated than Gnome, or equally so at worst. By sharing more functionality, you save memory and disc usage. And it's usability has been hugely improved since 3.2 (which was horrible, indeed). Yet ppl still consider it bloated because it comes with big libraries (even though that's efficient thus good) and think it's unusable.

Certainly, Gnome is ahead in the usability area (except for those area's where it is simply missing crucial functionality). But both KDE and Gnome are mostly ahead of the competition (MS, that is) in the area of usability...

Reply Parent Score: 4