Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Apr 2011 18:30 UTC, submitted by Megatux
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 3.0, and concludes: "The solid technical work that has been done under the hood really complements the new user experience features in GNOME 3.0. Despite some of the gaps in the feature set, I think that the environment and the new shell is a good starting point for building something even better. The GNOME contributors will be able to iterate on the design and move it forward in future updates."
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RE: Soooo ....
by Delgarde on Thu 7th Apr 2011 23:00 UTC in reply to "Soooo ...."
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I am guessing the way this works is that when it comes to Gnome and KDE, Gnome is geared toward people who want a very simple and straightforward desktop without a million different options to deal with, while KDE is more for tweakaholics and power users? Is that the best way to differentiate the two?

Broadly speaking, yes. For a long time now (and especially for 3.0), Gnome has aimed for simplicity, at the expense of some configurability (although there are many settings not visible in GUI that can be tweaked with gconf-editor). Whereas KDE has always been customisable in pretty much every aspect.

As a Gnome user though, I'd dispute that "power user" is a distinction between the two - being more customisable doesn't necessarily make a difference to the user's ability to use the desktop effectively. I find Gnome is *customisable enough* for my needs, and a lot of the settings in KDE are things I see little value in changing.

But yeah, it's just different philosophies...

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