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    KDE GNOME difrence

    I am very newbi to linux could any one tell me what is KDE GNOME GUTSY HARDON OR HARDY etc please

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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    KDE and Gnome are the 2 main desktop environments in Linux,
    some others are; XFCE, Fluxbox etc

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_environments

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/whichbuntu

    Hardy Heron is just the code name for the 8.04 release.
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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    KDE (the default in Kubuntu)
    Gnome (the default in Uubuntu)

    KDE tends to be more of a resource hog, when compared to Gnome that is.
    Gnome is said to be less configurable, when compared to KDE.

    http://www.gnome.org/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNOME

    http://www.kde.org/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE

    Both are very, very good. You can simply use a live CD to test, then make your mind up.

    Others are available, window managers such as:
    Openbox, Fluxbox, Blackbox.

    Google is your friend.

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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    Welcome to the forums!

    Gnome and KDE are just the shell around your system to make it look nice. I find gnome to be very easy to figure out as a beginner, and I think it looks nicer without all of the annoying 'K' logos in every single application. Both are customizable (KDE more so, but this is just what I've heard, and both can look any way you want them to look, even like a Mac or Windows if you want to) and both have a wide support base. I would recommend Gnome if you are a beginner. All this means is that you download Ubuntu instead of Kubuntu.

    Hardy Heron is the name for this release, just as Leopard was for the latest mac release. Ubuntu has an alphabetical naming scheme. (The last one was Gutsy Gibbon and the next is Intrepid Ibex, E..F..G..H..I..J) The numbers for the release correspond to when they were released. Hardy Heron is 8.04, meaning it was released 2008, in April (04).

    Don't hesitate to ask questions here about anything you need help with in Ubuntu. However, please search the forums/use google first, as someone has likely already had your problem. Also, we like good spelling and grammar. I have found the people on the forums to be some of the most helpful and knowledgeable anywhere. Have fun!
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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    Quote Originally Posted by duckville View Post
    KDE tends to be more of a resource hog, when compared to Gnome that is.

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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    I personally prefer kde, as it is simple to change the way it looks, and it runs light.

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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    Quote Originally Posted by duckville View Post

    KDE tends to be more of a resource hog, when compared to Gnome that is.

    I fully disagree with this statement...definitly a common KDE misconception. From what I've seen, they're about the same. I'd give both a try. If I had never tried KDE, I never would have switched to it...
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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiffle View Post
    I fully disagree with this statement...definitly a common KDE misconception. From what I've seen, they're about the same. I'd give both a try. If I had never tried KDE, I never would have switched to it...
    Note: I didn't say that the user should not try both. actually, I said
    "Both are very, very good. You can simply use a live CD to test, then make your mind up."

    It's well known that the memory consumption of KDE is greater that Gnome's.

    http://kevincarmony.blogspot.com/200...-vs-gnome.html
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-420534.html

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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    I only read the 2nd link, but you do realize that pretty much everyone in that thread agreed disagreed with you...
    I do not use Ubuntu any more, nor have I ever used Gnome. Therefore, I tend to give advice that is distro- and DE-agnostic, which, while perhaps not the easiest way, will allow you to move freely between machines.

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    Re: KDE GNOME difrence

    These "well known" must be very misinformed.

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