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hk_2999
November 2nd, 2007, 03:12 PM
I like GNOME, tried KDE but didn't get why people prefer it. Please enlighten me.

-grubby
November 2nd, 2007, 03:19 PM
some people just prefer different looks and things. I use KDE and find it has more configuration options than GNOME does. For example, where, in GNOME am I supposed to change the length of a panel?

myoungf1
November 2nd, 2007, 03:23 PM
I like KDE for the look and feel of it. It has a similar, though not exact, look to it to Windows. This seems to help out newbies alot when getting used to Linux. I also like the ability to change the DE in several ways that Gnome just doesn't have.

Incense
November 2nd, 2007, 04:33 PM
I like the integration of the applications in KDE, and just the KDE apps in general are amazing. Quanta, K3b, Kontact, Koffice, digiKam, katapult, Amarok, Konqueror are all fantastic. The look and feel is also nice, though Gnome also has a good look and feel as well. It's really just a personal preference.

jrusso2
November 2nd, 2007, 04:37 PM
Kde is extremely configurable. You can change the look or the way just about anything works.

Gnome is very limited in what you can change. KDE has a more intuative feel. Right clicks are available to add things like shortcuts, edit menu.

Gnome I had to search all over just to figure out how to add an application to the menu.

Plus Gnome has a terrible file manager makes it almost impossible to use.

While konqueror is ok, dolphin works pretty well.

Foxmike
November 2nd, 2007, 04:41 PM
Well, I got a hard time to get used to KDE. The main reason why I decided to use it is for the soooooo good applications... but when I got used to the look and feel and got able to play a bit deeper into KDE's configuration, I ended up prefering it over GNOME (that still keeps my heart for some unlogical reason).

kingpoiuy
November 2nd, 2007, 04:44 PM
I find KDE to be very clunky. Like an unorganized closet. (like my closet) and I just cant get it the way I want it. Gnome is so clean. Yeah there are less options but I like it the way it is.

glupee
November 2nd, 2007, 04:44 PM
I like the integration of the applications in KDE, and just the KDE apps in general are amazing. Quanta, K3b, Kontact, Koffice, digiKam, katapult, Amarok, Konqueror are all fantastic. The look and feel is also nice, though Gnome also has a good look and feel as well. It's really just a personal preference.
+1 except for the konqueror part, just not a fan myself (dolphin's nice tho!) but like the last line reads just a matter of personal preference.

b0ng0
November 2nd, 2007, 04:45 PM
Although I use GNOME just now I do like KDE because of its excellent selection of apps and it seems to be developing faster than GNOME (i.e. they have more of a vision of what they want to do in the future), like KDE 4.

The main reason I don't use it just now is because programs crash rather too frequently for my liking in KDE (usually I see the KDE Crash Handler a couple of times a week) whereas in GNOME things just don't crash very often at all.

I would recommend trying KDE if you haven't and stick with it for a month or so. You might end up preferring it.

igknighted
November 2nd, 2007, 04:56 PM
kio_slaves and true network transparency are absolutely amazing. KDE apps can work on files on my server as if they were on my own PC better than any OS or DE I have ever used. Plus it mounts my ipod in such a way that I can drag/drop files onto it to transfer them, and KDE takes care of writing to the itunes_db. And then add in that KDE's native apps are amazing (amarok, kwrite/kate, konqueror, krita... basically everything except kopete), and it's just (for me) the best option out there.

samjh
November 4th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Easy and in-depth graphical configuration, without having to rely on command lines or scripts.

SunnyRabbiera
November 4th, 2007, 03:53 PM
well in KDE theming is a bit better in my opinion in some areas.
Like in color schemes, its easier to get the colors you want in KDE then in gnome as gnome has no real color editor for it and the one it uses now is very limited.
the kde color chooser beats it by a million miles.
then there is the panel itself, you can resize it in many ways unlike gnomes panel, of course the one area I like gnomes panel is that you can give it a transparent panel wallpaper unlike KDE.

smartboyathome
November 4th, 2007, 06:08 PM
well in KDE theming is a bit better in my opinion in some areas.
Like in color schemes, its easier to get the colors you want in KDE then in gnome as gnome has no real color editor for it and the one it uses now is very limited.
the kde color chooser beats it by a million miles.
then there is the panel itself, you can resize it in many ways unlike gnomes panel, of course the one area I like gnomes panel is that you can give it a transparent panel wallpaper unlike KDE.

I would have to disagree with this. I don't think KDE is as themable as GNOME when it comes down to it. On KDE, you actually have to write a PROGRAM in order to make a window border, on GNOME you just have to make an XML file. Also, you don't have to make 3 different themes in order to make everything look complete (you just have to make two, or in some cases, one).

But back to topic, I like KDE because it has some neat things like different wallpapers for each desktop (though Nautilus now has this with a patch). KDE also has some great hardware configuration (and Konqueror is pretty nice). Please note I have only tried KDE on Feisty 7.04 and PCLOS 2007.

anantshri
November 6th, 2007, 03:35 PM
KDE is best in a lot of terms
1) single control panel witha lot of configuration options, i remeber by old days of 2.4 series kernel where we can work on kernel compilation directly from Kontrol panel.

2) K3B is still the best.

i find Knoqueror 100 times better then nautilus,

still its a user's prospective.

with GNOME i find my self clamped at positions but KDE gives me freedom.

samwyse
November 29th, 2007, 03:46 PM
It let's me change stuff. It seems strange that Gnome still doesn't let you do something as simple as change the colors.

I can maximize horizontally or vertically using middle mouse in kwin, but not in Metacity. In xfwm you have to release the mouse button to get the window menu otherwise it start dragging the window. I've tried many window managers, but all seem to have something I don't like.

I can use locate in the Konqueror location bar. I like the tooltip while hovering over files. I guess it's a lot of small things I like in KDE.