Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Sep 2007 13:43 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Just like Eugenia yesterday, I also upgraded my laptop's Ubuntu Feisty installation to Gutsy a few days ago. The upgrade process went completely awry, though, so I was forced to do a fresh install. Not a bad thing, as it gave me the opportunity to take a look at Ubuntu's soon-to-be-released Gutsy Gibbon with GNOME 2.20
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Well, either way, whether it is a Gnome app or a KDE app, it is one more application to update and if it's a KDE application in a Gnome environment, there might also be a slightly larger number of libs to update vs. a monolithic environment.

The memory usage is slightly higher, but it is unnoticeable most times, considering the very high specs of even the cheapest computers nowadays.

For me, however, the benefits outweigh any potential downsides. I like to use the best tool for the job, irrespective of whether it's a Gnome or KDE application.

Finally, I have found that Gnome applications look just fine under KDE, thanks to the GTK Styles and fonts applet in KDE's control center and I have also used KDE applications such as Kdissert on my work Ubuntu desktop and the differences in look and feel were very minor for the most part.

I think we have bigger fishes to fry than trying to reimplement every application in the toolkit of our choice, but then again people are free to do whatever tickles their interest: it's free software after all.

Edited 2007-09-23 21:56

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