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 AdolescentFred on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 12:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE"
AdolescentFred
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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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