View Full Version : [gnome] Is it possible to run KDE apps in GNOME?

September 15th, 2008, 01:20 AM
Hi. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to run KDE apps in GNOME? If not, how do I install KDE as well as GNOME with the ability to switch between them.

September 15th, 2008, 01:21 AM
Yes, it is. There is just the overhead of having the KDE libs and the GNome libs loaded at the same time. BTW, the reverse is true.

September 15th, 2008, 01:26 AM
Yeah, you can run them just fine. I never notice a performance drop because it really isn't that big. However, KDE apps usually look very out of place in GNOME.

There was a program that's being worked on to make KDE apps look "native" in GNOME, but I can't remember the name right now.

September 15th, 2008, 01:32 AM
Yes you can, you just have to install KDE dependencies. Ubuntu and Kubuntu are probably the closest together given they have the same repos. Many a time have I installed Amarok in GNOME.