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Thread: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

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    Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Of course this is all a matter of opinion, so generally speaking, which desktop or toolkit for that matter has the better applications, KDE(QT) or GNOME(Gtk+)? Let the fun commence. Anyway, personally, from a technical standpoint I'd have to give the edge to KDE apps although I do tend to like the look and feel of GTK apps more.
    Last edited by plb; May 27th, 2007 at 01:54 PM.

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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Personal opinion:
    K3b>GnomeBaker
    Kontact>Evolution
    KOffice>GnomeOffice
    Konqueror>Epiphany
    Digikam>F-Spot

    Amarok=Rhythmbox
    Totem=Kaffeine

    The GIMP>Krita
    GnomeGames>KDE-Games.

    So I have a slght preference for KDE-apps.

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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    I would say gnome has more apps. a few of kde's apps are better than gnomes, the biggest one I would mention is that kate > gedit
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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sluipvoet View Post
    Personal opinion:

    Amarok=Rhythmbox

    GnomeGames>KDE-Games.

    So I have a slght preference for KDE-apps.
    I wonder about some of these....amarok == rhythmbox? In what way? Amarok is way beyond rhythmbox. And have you see KDE4 games yet?

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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    i use Gnome but i think kde apps are little better..
    although all these kde vs gnome polls getting me tired

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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Neither.

    I use a mix of KDE GNOME and third party apps on my Gnome/Ubuntu desktop. I don't think either has the better apps, it depends for what you need. Each individual app has its own pluses and minuses.

    I just happen to prefer k3b for instance to gnomebaker, there isn't anything wrong with gnomebaker though. Its perfectly functional in fact and I used it before I found k3b and was really happy with its simple and easy layout. And I use open office rather than gnome or koffice. I just think people should use whatever mix of apps make them comfortable, they are all (most, except VMware and a few closed) free and open source anyway.

    It's really subjective, just like KDE VS Gnome, so people should use whatever they like. Oh and you should have a third party option, you don't have to use KDE or Gnome apps.

    Oh and Sluipvoet : Firefox > Konqueror or epiphany . hehehe, I *heart* my Firefox .

    Edit: I agree with madmetal, getting tired of these polls. Everyone should just use what they like, its not a competition you know, we are all one big community.
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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Quote Originally Posted by plb View Post
    I wonder about some of these....amarok == rhythmbox? In what way? Amarok is way beyond rhythmbox. And have you see KDE4 games yet?
    While I looked at it from my personal POV, I don't need all those extra amarok-features(though it's nice they exist).
    And while the KDE3-Games are mainly the same as GnomeGames(Minesweeper, cards, tetris), I must say that the Gnome-versions look better.

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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    QT is easier to write programs for than for GTK+ so I would have to say that more apps are written for KDE so therefore there are more good apps for KDE.

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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc313 View Post
    QT is easier to write programs for than for GTK+ so I would have to say that more apps are written for KDE so therefore there are more good apps for KDE.
    it doesn't quite work out like that because with qt you are stuck with 1 language, whereas gtk has a number of good bindings.
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    Re: Which has the better apps, KDE or GNOME?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc313 View Post
    QT is easier to write programs for than for GTK+ so I would have to say that more apps are written for KDE so therefore there are more good apps for KDE.
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