Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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nice
by shiny on Mon 30th Mar 2009 19:22 UTC
shiny
Member since:
2005-08-09

I'm pleased that the press if finally grasping (and more importantly: spreading) the idea behind the KDE4's development. Although GNOME still has many nice aces in it's sleeve (like GomeDo and AWN) it's already visible that KDE is gaining incredible momentum and is well prepared for the upcoming years.

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RE: nice
by _txf_ on Mon 30th Mar 2009 22:58 in reply to "nice"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

but neither of those things are exactly original. I'll be the last person to say kde4 is original, but they at least are trying out things with a unique kde4 flavour. Some things might be better some worse, but at least they're not clones

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RE[2]: nice
by Lobotomik on Tue 31st Mar 2009 06:50 in reply to "RE: nice"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Well, some may be clones and some may be not. I could swear I have seen those transparent desktop widget thingies somewhere else... And KDE has often prided on looking more like Windows (at least in KDE3 time -- dunno about now, I've never used Vista).

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