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[4]: KDE/Gnome
by earlycj5 on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: KDE/Gnome"
earlycj5
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2007-04-12

No one makes you install KOffice with KDE or even KMail. I don't have either one installed on my OpenSUSE boxes. As for Konq vs. Firefox, you still have Nautilus on your Gnome system for file browsing and you still need Firefox, no? Thought so.

ThawkTH is exactly right, the beauty of FOSS is choice, no one is ramming anything down your throat unlike some other vendors.

Edited 2007-08-23 14:25

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RE[5]: KDE/Gnome
by sbergman27 on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 14:44 in reply to "RE[4]: KDE/Gnome"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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No one makes you install KOffice with KDE or even KMail. I don't have either one installed on my OpenSUSE boxes. As for Konq vs. Firefox, you still have Nautilus on your Gnome system for file browsing and you still need Firefox, no? Thought so.

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I'm not sure what you are getting at. The previous poster claimed that KDE was lighter due to having more "shared functionality". My position is that once you have a usable business desktop set up, with all the necessary apps in place, any advantages that pure KDE might have brought with it have been either reduced to irrelevance, or completely lost.

Anyway, to answer your question... I don't use Firefox under Gnome. I mentioned Firefox since it is what I have to install to make a KDE business desktop do everything required. Under Gnome, I would use Gnome's own browser, Epiphany, which is quite suitable for a business desktop.

By the way, I run XDMCP servers. So disk space does not concern me. Every installed program is shared by 50+ users. What I care about is memory footprint.

Edited 2007-08-23 14:44

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