Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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RE: Most distros ship GNOME
by lemur2 on Tue 31st Mar 2009 02:48 UTC in reply to "Most distros ship GNOME"
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Most distros ship GNOME by default. Why is that? What do you prefer, the polished and shiny Ubuntu GNOME or the messy and clumsy Kubuntu KDE4?

We have had this claim before on OSNews. Of the top distributions, here is the actual story:

GNOME by default: Ubuntu, Mint, Slackware?

No particular desktop by default: openSUSE, Fedora, Debian, Arch, CentOS.

KDE by default: Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, MEPIS, Sabayon

Other desktop by default: Puppy

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