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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Gnome to KDE
by systyrant on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 00:39 UTC
systyrant
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2007-01-18

Ubuntu was the first distro that I got serious about. The main reason was because it installed from just one CD or because it was just easier for me to learn, but that's neither here nor there. I can tell you that I was a huge fan of gnome and virtually a hater of KDE. I still like the layout of gnome, but I have since switched to KDE for the most part.

The main reason I switched to KDE was because it just seemed faster to me. More responsive. Maybe that's a fallacy, but that's the way it seemed to me. I've since stuck with KDE because I have grown to like the way it works.

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RE: Gnome to KDE
by superstoned on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 07:23 in reply to "Gnome to KDE"
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2005-07-07

From what I've seen, it seems KDE vs Gnome in terms of speed depends a bit on what you think is important. KDE apps draw faster (Qt is more efficient than GTK), but Gnome apps start faster due to GCC and the other parts of the stack below the DE being better with C than C++. Wen run from within KDE, KDE apps start almost as fast as Gnome ones, but run from Gnome, KDE apps start very slow. Time will fix this, as things like the dynamic linker get better at C++ code.

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