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[3]: kde vs gnome, qt vs gtk
by Dasher42 on Tue 31st Mar 2009 07:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: kde vs gnome, qt vs gtk"
Dasher42
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I actually agree with both of you but would say that the KDE approach is the right way. If you're going to load all the applications you need for your workflow, you're better off the more libraries they share. It also helps them be more consistent for UI and functionality.

This harks back to the silly obsession with boot times. Boot time is much more easily skipped by the user in favor of other activity; don't you want a more snappy environment and coherent design after it's loaded? It's like buying bulk when you know you're going to use all the goods. For my kind of desktop usage, that makes good sense.

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