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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by JMcCarthy on Sat 19th Nov 2005 22:23 UTC
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IMO, the technology used with KDE is far superior compared to anything GNOME has to offer.

That doesn't mean it's a better desktop sadly. I'm actually using Gnome. IMNSHO, if Gnome used Qt instead of GTK+ it *would* be the superior desktop.

Again, IMNSHO, KDE has an average desktop / application exprience built on top of an awesome framework / toolkit.

GNOME has a pleasent desktop / application exprience built on top of a festering, bloated, slow toolkit.

Feel free to disagree and not post ;) This is just personal opinion.

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by pinky on Sat 19th Nov 2005 22:46 in reply to "KDE"
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@JMcCarthy: I agree with you on many points, even if i wouldn't use that hard words.

But if we talk about application and integration KDE just have to offer that much more than GNOME.
Just to enumerate some apps i use almost on a daily base:
- konqueror (browser): sure there is firefox and ephiphany. But konqueror just integrate perfectly into the desktop and khtml is technically really good (e.g. passing acid2 test).
- kile: nothing simular for gnome
- umbrello (uml)
- taskjuggler (planing and managing software projects)
- network transparency of the whole kde desktop. (editing every network file with every app i want)
- kdissert: great mindmapping tool which can even create latex docs.
and so on.

KDE and KDE apps just offer that much. Even if i like the look&feel of GNOME, the GNOME filemanager and the overall usability.

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