Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 22:34 UTC
Gnome The GNOME team has released GNOME 2.26, the latest release in the 2.x release branch. As everyone knows, GNOME is a multi-platform open source desktop environment. The 2.26 release continues GNOME's policy of incremental updates to a stable base, and as such, it comes packed with a boatload of new features.
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cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

Hold on a sec. You switched to GNOME because you liked its look better? Ever heard of themes?
I'm not saying "Don't use GNOME" or something like that.
If you had said "I prefer the lesser options approach", "I like the usability of Nautilus", "I only use GIMP and Firefox and those are better integrated into GNOME" or whatever then these are valid reasons. But its look?
I'm not a big fan of KDE's default look either (except the icons -- they are awesome IMO). Oxygen improved since KDE 4.0, but I use Polyester as widget theme.

Both projects are good by their own merrits and the default theme shouldn't be the reason to choose one.


You read way, way too much into what I said dude. When I said I switched to Gnome because it looked more professional I mean that to encompass many of the examples you cited as well as its overall feel. My reasons had absolutely NOTHING to do with KDE's themeing! You'll also note that I did say "at the time." Obviously the KDE desktop has come a long way in three years. Nevertheless I still prefer Gnome. Cool your jets before you give yourself a nose bleed!

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Then you shouldn't have used "look" but "feel", IMHO.

I have both installed. I use apps from both and it works well. Nothing stops me from using Brasero and Totem under KDE and Kdenlive and Kontact under GNOME.
I even made the experiment of running Plasma from within GNOME after I've read about it in a blog post. On the first run the two "start bars" conflict with each other (the Plasma systray "steals" a few icons), but once the Plasma bar is removed, it works quite well. The Plasma/KDE logout-button even displays the GNOME logout window.

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