Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in DesktopLinux.com's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE: Gnome vs KDE
by superman on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:52 UTC in reply to "Gnome vs KDE"
superman
Member since:
2006-08-01

> Definitely Ubuntu played a major role (if not THE role) in putting Gnome ahead of KDE

Please, stop !

Who is the major contributor of Gnome ?
Probably RedHat/Fedora.

> I just can't wait KDE's response.

KDE is not a distribution.

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RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE
by buff on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 00:34 in reply to "RE: Gnome vs KDE"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

Who is the major contributor of Gnome ?
Probably RedHat/Fedora

Nicely put superman. It always cracks me up when newbie Ubuntu fanboys go over the edge. Your response had me chuckling. Fedora is pretty decent. There is an article running on osnews where Linus Torvalds states he mostly uses Fedora. I love it that even the founder of Linux uses Redhat/Fedora! I use a combination of XFCE running Gnome panel and applications to get the best of both desktops.

Edited 2007-08-23 00:36

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RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE
by superstoned on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 07:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

We all know (at least, most, I guess) how much Red Hat contributes to Gnome. But due to Ubuntu's popularity on the survey, it skews the numbers of KDE vs Gnome in favor of Gnome. I guess that's what he said.

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RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE
by AdolescentFred on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
AdolescentFred Member since:
2006-07-17

I love it that even the founder of Linux uses Redhat/Fedora!

He may use Fedora but he certainly doesn't use Gnome with it. http://www.osnews.com/story.php/12956/Torvalds-Use-KDE
I recently switched from Gentoo to Kubuntu (fed up of DIY everything) and couldn't be happier with the distribution. I'm eagerly awaiting KDE4. I've been keeping up with svn for a while (mainly for plasma) and so far it has been quite unstable, but it's making steady progress. I think KDE4 might help to swing these statistics back in the other direction.

I used to be gnome user, but I was never happy with it. Constantly customization everything, theming and re-theming even multiple times a day. In the end I just couldn't live with it. Say what you will but I just find Gnome/gtk ugly. Tried KDE and never looked back.

I'm not surprised about Xfce though. The only reason it could come as a surprise is because of the relative few distros that ship it as default (when compared to GNOME/KDE). Xfce is a great environment, and I'd probably still be using it if I could stand gtk.

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RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE
by apoclypse on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 01:32 in reply to "RE: Gnome vs KDE"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

I think he meant that because Ubuntu is the top most distro at the moment it would stand to reason that there would be more gnome users because of it. I don't think they said anything about who contributes more to its development. And you are right KDE is not a distro.

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RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE
by john on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 01:40 in reply to "RE: Gnome vs KDE"
john Member since:
2005-11-10

> Definitely Ubuntu played a major role (if not THE role) in putting Gnome ahead of KDE

Please, stop !

Who is the major contributor of Gnome ?
Probably RedHat/Fedora.

> I just can't wait KDE's response.

KDE is not a distribution.



Sorry superman, but put in context, I'll have to side with Budd on this one.

He didn't say that Ubuntu was the major contributor of Gnome. He said that Ubuntu played a major role in Gnome coming out ahead of KDE. As far as the poll is concerned, which is the topic of the article, that is probably true. Even though the Ubuntu column included all of the variants, I suspect the majority were using Ubuntu, and most likely, Gnome. Taking his comment out of context so you could slam him and plug Fedora at the same time isn't exactly fair.

As for his comment about KDE, I suspect he is referring to the release of KDE4. I know that a lot of Gnome users (myself included) are looking forward to seeing what it has to offer.

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RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE
by superman on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 02:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
superman Member since:
2006-08-01

> He didn't say that Ubuntu was the major contributor of Gnome. He said that Ubuntu played a major role in Gnome coming out ahead of KDE.

Image Ubuntu using CDE/Motif, can you image CDE/Motif number 1 ?

Gnome played a major role in Gnome coming out ahead of KDE.

> As for his comment about KDE, I suspect he is referring to the release of KDE4.

This is more interesting than Ubuntu blabla.

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RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE
by kenneith on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 08:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
kenneith Member since:
2007-01-01

You'd better stop a junk flame war about *DE. That is nonsense mates.
Whatever you are using is to be getting a good performance at work. arent you?
i gotta use some KDE and Qt's application on Gnome DE.
Only onething I hardly use KDE since it starts with the K at first, it makes me confusing anyhow.
cheers
K.

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RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE
by Tuishimi on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 16:58 in reply to "RE: Gnome vs KDE"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I took that post to mean that the popularity of gnome is in part due to the popularity of ubuntu? Am I missing something here?

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