Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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KDE was in rewrite
by siki_miki on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 17:03 UTC
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

KDE3 was in maintenance mode lately (while Gnome was gaining more polish and new features). Of course this was because of KDE4, which will should start to shine later this year or next year.

Anyway, I use Gnome now, but I'm of the opinion, for example, that KDE has much better applications for playing music and burning CD/DVD's, as opposed to Gnome's too-simplistic apps for the same purpose. Menu in gnome also isn't the best designed piece of softwsre.0 I hope they have something better in the works.

OTOH, Gnome at the moment looks visually nicer and less cluttered (and I also dislike KDE3 icons, Oxygen is great though).

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