Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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RE[4]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: meh"

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only amongst linux advocates. among ordinary users who are mostly familiar with windows, os x, or none, gnome is considerably more popular. the markey research has already been done.

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RE[5]: meh
by Windows Sucks on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:15 in reply to "RE[4]: meh"
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2005-11-10

Where is your research on this? From what I see is that almost all the big sellers, Mandrake, Redhat (Even though they use blue curve) Xandros, Linspire etc use KDE by default.

Only Ubuntu (Who know have put KUbuntu in to the main code base because KDE was so popular) and Novell (Who changed their minds real quick on making Gnome the default UI) And Novell was just thinking about costs cause they own Gnome, but found out they would loose a bunch of users or Open Suse would be forked for KDE users!

Granted the QT issue is a mess though!

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v RE[6]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:34 in reply to "RE[5]: meh"
RE[6]: meh
by on Sat 19th Nov 2005 21:49 in reply to "RE[5]: meh"
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Redhat uses Gnome by default, not KDE. Thier Gnome installation uses the thier own Bluecurve theme.

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RE[5]: meh
by archiesteel on Sat 19th Nov 2005 20:37 in reply to "RE[4]: meh"
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2005-07-02

No, in fact KDE is often cited as the preferred DE of people coming in from Windows, while GNOME is often preferred by Mac users.

Also, GNOME leads (by a small margin) in the U.S. while KDE leads outside of it.

Stop trying to start flamewars, you nasty little troll. Both DEs are good, though KDE is superior from a purely technical standpoint (DCOP, kio_slaves, and such).

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RE[6]: meh
by cendrizzi on Sun 20th Nov 2005 00:11 in reply to "RE[5]: meh"
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2005-07-08

archisteel,
It's funny how every reply trying to stop the flame wars is clearly putting in your own opinion that you prefer KDE.

Haha!

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RE[6]: meh
by Daniel Borgmann on Sat 19th Nov 2005 21:44 in reply to "RE[4]: meh"
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2005-07-08

No, in fact KDE is often cited as the preferred DE of people coming in from Windows, while GNOME is often preferred by Mac users.

People say this because GNOME has taken a lot of inspiration from Mac OS lately, while KDE is still closer to Windows in some (mostly superficial) areas. Nobody has any clue what those user groups actually prefer.

Stop trying to start flamewars, you nasty little troll. Both DEs are good, though KDE is superior from a purely technical standpoint (DCOP, kio_slaves, and such).

Don't you feel rather hypocritical? KDE certainly has technical strengths, but so has GNOME. Although most of them are developed in a desktop-agnostic fassion these days. In the end, what really matters is what technology is used, not which project it "belongs" to.

Edited 2005-11-19 21:47

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