View Poll Results: What is the best desktop in your opinion?

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  • Gnome

    182 57.78%
  • KDE

    86 27.30%
  • Xfce

    47 14.92%
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  1. #1021
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    Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    This is about as dumb as McDonald's/Burger King or Coke/Pepsi or Hulk/Wolverine or stick shift/automatic, etc.

    Use whatever works for you and leave others alone. Yes, there are things Gnome implements better than KDE. Yes, there are things KDE implements better than Gnome. It's all depends on your personal style.

    And the choice is never final. You can switch at any time.

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    Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    I've noticed that KDE is more responisve and faster, but i find gnome to be more comfortable, so i use both.

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    Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyraxzz View Post
    I've noticed that KDE is more responisve and faster, but i find gnome to be more comfortable, so i use both.
    If you like Gnome, there are tweaks to make it more responsive.

    First of all, you can use gnome-core instead of ubuntu-desktop.

    You can also replace Metacity with a faster window manager (Sawfish or Kwin).

    I'll post some links.
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthre...me+speed+howto
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75471
    Last edited by aysiu; October 19th, 2006 at 08:47 PM.

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    Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    If you like Gnome, there are tweaks to make it more responsive.

    First of all, you can use gnome-core instead of ubuntu-desktop.

    You can also replace Metacity with a faster window manager (Sawfish or Kwin).

    I'll post some links.
    Thanks for the advice, i only thought that KDE had the "core" choice.

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    Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Edit: I stand corrected. I re-read your earlier post--you were talking specifically about "functionality." I guess it depends what you consider "functionality." Some people consider the ability to change cosmetic stuff... functionality.
    well, that's why i asked. i don't know what others mean by 'functional' and i don't enough to know if they're talking about something that i'm completely unaware of, or completely unimpressed by.

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    Re: Poll: Gnome vs KDE

    Well I'm pro:

    XFCE

    WINDOWMAKER

    ENLIGHTENMENT

    FLUXBOX

    GNOME

    KDE

    etc....

    They ALL have their place and uses...

    If I *HAD* to choose it would be KDE. but gnome is very much more beautiful these days THANKS TO OOBOONTOO

    Horses for Courses

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    Re: So, what about the spatial Nautilus?

    The same usability problems have been exposed in numerous usability tests as far back as 2001.
    can you link to at least one of them, please?

    and GNOME is almost entirely absent from projects like OpenUsability which are made specifically to help improve desktop usability.
    probably because kde needs much more help in that department.

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    Re: So, what about the spatial Nautilus?

    can you link to at least one of them, please?
    http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/ut1_report.pdf
    As an example, consider that this report from 2001 found that it was bad for GDM to present only login or password, but not both at once. That is still, last I checked, GDM's behavior.

    probably because kde needs much more help in that department
    So why does KDE do so well in usability tests? Why does Konqueror, which doesn't use the discredited spatial browsing that GNOME insists on using, get good reviews from inexperienced users in its tests? Of course, GNOME doesn't submit Nautilus to experts for review. I think the review of users in this thread shows how well that turned out.

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    Re: So, what about the spatial Nautilus?

    As an example, consider that this report from 2001 found that it was bad for GDM to present only login or password, but not both at once. That is still, last I checked, GDM's behavior.
    thats not valid. at least link to a usability report regarding gnome since gtk2 sometime within the last 1-2 years.



    So why does KDE do so well in usability tests?
    is anyone aware that it does? answer: no

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    Re: So, what about the spatial Nautilus?

    thats not valid. at least link to a usability report regarding gnome since gtk2 sometime within the last 1-2 years.
    Are you not paying attention? We are talking about GNOME not fixing usability problems that were identified long ago. That this problem was identified so long ago that they were not even using GTK2 yet, and it STILL has not been fixed, just emphasizes how poorly GNOME manages its usability. GNOME has known that GDM has had a usability problem for 5 years now, and they still haven't fixed it. There is no way you can reasonably claim that is not an example of a usability problem going unfixed for a long period of time.

    is anyone aware that it does? answer: no
    OpenUsability disagrees with you, as do the inexperienced users that tested it and said they found it intuitive.

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