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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RE[2]: Most distros ship GNOME
by daschmidty on Tue 31st Mar 2009 06:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Most distros ship GNOME"
daschmidty
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slackware is technically "no desktop by default" though it leans more KDE. there aren't even any GNOME packages in the default slackware distribution.

Also to the previous post, you say "most distributions" ship GNOME by default, and then only make mention of Ubuntu. Also you can't use Ubuntu/Kubuntu as a basis of comparison as previously mentioned. The reason there is sucha disparity between the two is because Canonical is very biased towards GNOME and invests much more time and resources in that direction. As an OpenSUSE user, I can tell you that a well integrated KDE4 desktop is just every bit as clean and shiny as a GNOME one, someone just has to take the time and effort to make it that way.

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