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[3]: Gnome vs KDE
by SlackerJack on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
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2005-11-12

KDE4 may well catch up because it's more simplified and Ubuntu people like this, thats why they like GNOME. I wouldn't expect KDE4 to blitz GNOME, people like what they are used to and have grown fond of GNOME.

2.22 will be much better in regard to artwork and presentation, I hope to make them seen sense with new ideas.

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RE[4]: Gnome vs KDE
by superstoned on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 11:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Gnome vs KDE"
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2005-07-07

(I hate the fact select-middle-click-to-paste doesn't work on windows, and the fact I have to use that inferior excuse for an OS in my daily job. sorry about that.)

>I wouldn't expect KDE4 to blitz GNOME, people like what
>they are used to and have grown fond of GNOME.

Sure, sure. I don't expect a huge mass-migration to KDE, from Gnome either... Maybe the adoption rate for NEW users might shift back to KDE, though. Either case, FOSS wins.

BTW and I must say, I see more and more work on the basics in Gnome lately. Might be due to all the "three-point-zero" discussions, or due to KDE working on the libs, but whatever causes it - there are some nice infrastructural improvements in the work. /me likes that.

And personally, I don't care that much about artwork. I mean, Ubuntu imho looks better than Kubuntu, and it has been that way since a long time (Ubuntu and Kubuntu both are the best looking distro's out there, imho). So that won't change much. Gnome always had more theme and artists stuff, I never understood why ppl called KDE the eyecandy DE, Gnome looks much better... KDE is more efficient (though maybe slightly harder) to use, THAT's why I use it. Themes can be changed, anyway.

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