Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Jun 2006 14:26 UTC
KDE This is the 3rd installment in my series on deficiencies in common desktop environments. After GNOME and the Mac/MacOS, it is now KDE's turn. As with the other installments, this is a rant. Beware.
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by stestagg on Sun 18th Jun 2006 16:37 UTC in reply to "..."
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2006-06-03

lol... klutter. That's the only reason I haven't tried KDE yet, every screenshot I've seen of it looks really cluttered, it seems that the buttons/widgets/bars take up like 70% of the screen space leaving no room for any acutal work. I'm sure that it's just because everyone seems to use that 'candy' theme but it's put me off.

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by siride on Sun 18th Jun 2006 20:16 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2006-01-02

Use ThinKeramik and derivatives, appropriate font sizes and smaller toolbar icons and you will find that KDE can do just fine in terms of screen real estate.

It's impossible to do the same with GNOME because the applications are designed from the start to be inefficient in terms of screen real-estate and not a single GTK+ theme is compact (they are all varying degrees of oversized widgets).

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