View Poll Results: Which do you prefer, GNOME or KDE?

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  • I much prefer GNOME.

    7 23.33%
  • I prefer GNOME, but I use KDE as well.

    4 13.33%
  • I prefer to use both (or neither).

    5 16.67%
  • I prefer KDE, but I use GNOME as well.

    3 10.00%
  • I much prefer KDE.

    11 36.67%

Which do you prefer, GNOME or KDE?

This is a discussion on Which do you prefer, GNOME or KDE? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I'm curious as to whether GNOME is more popular than KDE or not. I usually use GNOME myself, because I ...

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    Which do you prefer, GNOME or KDE?

    I'm curious as to whether GNOME is more popular than KDE or not. I usually use GNOME myself, because I love being able to press CTRL-F9 [edit] (I mean ALT-F9 ) [/edit] to minimize a window; but I have KDE installed too, which I use occasionally.
    Last edited by dwks; 10-07-2006 at 03:12 PM.
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    Neither, Fluxbox ftw.

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    KDE all the way. It's probably my own fault that I never got over the Gnome session manager problems, but KDE just worked. And I just prefer KDE's look.
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    Ditto to CornedBee.

    Plus, I'm a Slack user and am there for required to use Dropline Gnome, which when installed gave me a ton of problems. As soon as I fixed those problems I found it to be just a mediocre windows manager and uninstalled it... which then gave me more problems...
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    KDE is too bubbly, it has some nice apps which I use with gnome (K3B) but other than that, its gnome all the way.

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    Yes, even though I use GNOME I really like kate and KDevelop.

    the Gnome session manager problems
    What do you mean?
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    I prefer KDE to GNOME any day.
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    I use both at different times and sometimes just a straight command shell.

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    KDE. But I like Gnome logo better.
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    Ion3 is perhaps the coolest thing since refried dough.
    Its pure keyboard shortcuts with tiles and various fun little concepts.
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    KDE.

    Reason: File->Open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks
    What do you mean?
    The session manager was supposed to start the programs that were open when I shut down. It never did. It opened programs I explicitely closed before shutting down, and didn't open programs I had still running. It also particularly liked opening multiple instances of Firefox, all at the same time, resulting in many of them complaining about the profile being in use.

    zx-1 also brought up a very good reason. The Gnome file dialog is one of the more remarkable UI desasters of our time. Perhaps it changed in 2.8 ...
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    Oh, I see. Perhaps it has. I never use File->Open in any case, so I couldn't tell you.
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    I think I've used Gnome once or twice and I hated it (KDE is SO much more polished).

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    enlightenment or fluxbox.
    neither gnome or kde get used.
    both have way to much bloat.
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