Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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RE: From GNOME to KDE and back
by leos on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 02:22 UTC in reply to "From GNOME to KDE and back"
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I have used GNOME for years, then I decided to try KDE on my laptop. I seriously tried to like it and I didn't even have any GNOME apps installed, I wanted to try all the KDE replacements. Yet, I just didn't like KDE. It is just so darn full of needless cruft..

What you call needless cruft, I call useful features... But to each his own.

One other thing I would odd in KDE was that if I f.ex. wanted to open a PDF file stored on my file server Kpdf had to first copy the file to local filesystem before it could open it. All GNOME apps I had used opened all files without needing a local copy of them.

That is strange, as in general every KDE application is completely network transparent, which means you don't need a local copy for most things.

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