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[3]: Hard to tell...
by lemur2 on Wed 1st Apr 2009 04:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hard to tell..."
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"KDE runs faster than GNOME.
A bold statement coming from someone who spends as much time here as you do "explaining" why KDE4's slowness isn't really the KDE devs' fault. "

Not at all.

Early on for KDE4 (2006/2007 timeframe) there wasn't KDE slowness, but there was slowness ... it was (largely) graphics driver slowness. It was slow on some systems as a result ... the fact that it was slow only on some systems tells you straight away that it wasn't KDE, but rather the particular underlying systems, that were slow.

That problem is fixed now, and hence, once again, KDE runs (universally) faster than GNOME.

This has recently been amplified considerably now that some popular GNOME distributions (such as Ubuntu and Mint) have started to include Mono.

Edited 2009-04-01 04:53 UTC

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