Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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@Rayiner Hashem
by csabimano on Sun 10th Oct 2004 21:03 UTC

KDE's features are not organized in anything near a sane way, and 3.3 is nowhere near as being polished as GNOME. I use and enjoy using KDE, but that's after hours of non-standard customizations. The default setup is absolutely garish.

Well, that is, again, what personal taste is about. The 'clutter' didn't bother me when I first tried out KDE (it was 3.0.1). I just remove taskbar from main panel, add a tiny external panel to the top, put taskbar and desktop switcher there, and that's it (apart from background/icon customization). You might say that I'm just used to it. I might say that you are just used to something different. I don't agree that _objectively_ KDE is less polished. But what you say just proves one of my points: both DE's are needed because they cater to different user needs.

Once in a while (once I year basically) I try out gnome out of curiousity and have similar experience to yours. I could have written the same sentence: "I use and enjoy using KDE, but that's after hours of non-standard customizations. The default setup is absolutely garish." Minus the joy. Well, that's not entirely true. I liked some things about GNOME, but KDE was always more usable (a case in boint: lan browsing service of konqi). Or I am just too much used to it.