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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KAMiKAZOW
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2005-07-06

But to really succeed KDE needs a distro that will commit to making KDE4 shine.

There are a few distros that focus only on KDE. One is Chakra. It's an Arch-based distro by the KDEmod people. I've never used it, but KDEmod is very well recieved since the KDE 3 days.
Another one is Pardus. It's a Turkish distro, but everything is also available in Englisch etc.

I think that openSUSE is still the best distro with KDE, but it's not KDE-exclusive.

Kubuntu is not that distro. I am running Jaunty beta and KDE4 is still utterly broken (to the point where I stopped filing bugs.)

Indeed. Kubuntu sucks big time.


Mandriva and Suse and maybe even Fedora do a better job than Canonical with KDE

Being better than this crap is not hard: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19616885@N00/2991047111/in/set-7215760...

Before anybody dares to mention Mint-KDE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19616885@N00/3358984527/in/set-7215760...
Mint? No thanks. :-p

(not hard, because JR is the Canonical employee working on Kubuntu.)

I hope you just forgot the word "only" after "the". Jonathan Riddell is a great guy. He helps KDE a lot. He's just overworked.
Canonical BTW just hired the Gwenview developer to work on their new notification system.
Of course, despite Canonical's often repeated "We fully support KDE" crap, Canonical starts to work on this months after the GNOME version.


Konqi with webkit should be the default.

No. Konqueror should not be installed at all. There are other QtWebKit browsers with greater potential (Arora, rekonq).

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