Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 16:12 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Gnome Only a few days ago, we ran an article on the future of KDE and GNOME, and which of the two had the brighter future based on their developmental processes. Barely has that discussion ended, or the GNOME engineering team comes with a pretty daunting plan to introduce a fairly massive reworking of the GNOME interface for GNOME 3.0 (2.30). Read on for the details.
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usr0
Member since:
2006-10-27

It is not about writing mail with KMail - it is about writing mail with KMail without any crash. Ok, I do not know how stable KMail is but the overall stability of the KDE desktop is only comparable to Win98 (unfortunately it is not just a bad joke). It is also about responsiveness: Why must I wait almost a second until KMenu comes up? On Vista the Start menu interacts with the user instantly and without any - the same with GNOME.

Again: I WAS a big fan of KDE for 5 years, but KDE 4 is in my view the biggest disaster in OSS history and only the HURD saga (will be released next year:) can keep up with this disaster.

GNOME could be better in many ways: Almost everything is static here and you can't customize anything, and, and, and. But hey! I get my work done using GNOME. I cannot claim the same about KDE. Basically I use only 3 apps: Eclipse, Firefox and the Terminal. Eclipse and Firefox still look odd under KDE. Ok, GNOME's Terminal is crap but at least it remembers its settings.

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RE: Writing mails wit KMail
by sbenitezb on Thu 2nd Apr 2009 21:35 in reply to "Writing mails wit KMail"
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

KMail hasn't crashed to me yet, but I'm not a heavy mail user.
About responsivenes, maybe you need to switch your distribution? My PC specs suck compared to today standards, and KDE reacts quickly most of the time. I've presenced some hangs, mostly in Konqueror with flash plugin. But otherwise the system feels very good.

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