Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 21:33 UTC, submitted by mahmudinashar
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ah, it's that time of the year again. We already had this up on the sidebar, but I figured we'd turn it into a proper front page item - mostly because I want to discuss the move by the Ubuntu team to no longer install GNOME 2 as the 'classic' desktop option - which pretty much ends any and all involvement for me with Ubuntu (KDE 4 here I come). There's more to this than just that, of course, so those of you who do like Unity still have enough reason to upgrade.
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RE: Xfce is the right place to go
by lemur2 on Thu 13th Oct 2011 22:40 UTC in reply to "Xfce is the right place to go"
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I don't quite get how people can move to KDE from Gnome. For me applications are much more important than DE. If I move to Xfce I can stay on Gnome apps. If I move to KDE, I'll have a hard time using Gnome apps there (they just look and feel afwul). I'm not changing my favourite apps for a DE. So the only natural choice is moving to Xfce. BTW, I'm not in a hurry either. I can happily live with 11.04 for a while. I have hopes that either Gnome Shell or Unity will become more customizable and it's just a matter of time someone comes along with a proper interface for power users. Let's not forget Gnome 2 was almost never used "vanilla" style. Every significant distro (especially Ubuntu) customized and patched it heavily. That's what will happen to Gnome 3 and its two current shells, Gnome's and Unity.


KDE4 has great support for GTK applications. The look and feel GTK applications under KDE4 is such that they are indistinguishable from Qt and KDE applications at first glance.

I'll do a screenshot as proof when I get home if you like, but really, you are very much out of date, this has been fixed on KDE for ages. The only problem these days is that KDE applications look terrible under GNOME ...

KDE4 has far, far better support for and integration of GTK applications than GNOME has support for KDE/Qt applications.

As for GNOME applications (as opposed to GTK applications) such as Nautilis and Evolution ... just drop them as they bring in a whole heap of GNOME dependencies. Use Dolphin for the File Manager and Kontact or Thunderbird as your email/calendar/PIM application and you will be sweet.

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