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[3]: Challenge yourself
by lemur2 on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Challenge yourself"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

"In the future, once KDE 4 matures a bit, KDE will have the far more solid framework. KDE also has no mono dependencies, and KDE is licensed as GPL v3, so it has far less patent risk than GNOME.


Except Gnome doesn't have Mono dependencies.

Stop spreading the FUD.
"

A number of the desktop utilities that "go with GNOME" have mono dependencies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_(software)#Software_developed_with_Mono

Beagle, Banshee/Muine, FSpot & Tomboy notes are the main offenders.

Here is another good site to monitor for applications to avoid:
http://www.mono-project.com/Software

Beagle in particular will give a lot of GNOME-based desktops a dependency on mono.

Going with strigi (as used in KDE 4) would be a far better and safer choice.

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