View Full Version : Gnome or KDE?

11-27-2002, 03:51 PM
I'm deciding which window manager to use on my new FreeBSD installation. What do you think?

11-27-2002, 03:55 PM
B-but...command lines are scary.

dP munky
11-27-2002, 04:05 PM
wtf are these things that you speak of?

11-27-2002, 04:08 PM
Desktop environments for linux.

11-27-2002, 04:19 PM
kde is the best IMO, just check out their site, the professional level supersets that of gnome

11-27-2002, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by dP munky
wtf are these things that you speak of?

i thought there should be more explaination on that, too... not everyone here should be experienced in linux to post here.

linux has a way of customizing desktops. XFree86 is linux's way of displaying graphics, and Gnome/KDE both are ways to make XFree86 look pretty and work well.

i prefer gnome for its relative simplicity. with the improvement of nautalus and the redhat package manager, i think gnome is a better choice. in kde, every other time the opening sound byte plays it cuts off in mid speech.

11-27-2002, 06:23 PM
I like KDE better.

11-27-2002, 07:10 PM
GNOME, preferably the new version 2

Lazy WraithMstr
11-27-2002, 08:35 PM
i like them both.

11-27-2002, 08:58 PM
Ive used kde at home for a while, but I am not currently running linux anymore :(. I used gnome at school, I like them both. You should be able to install both, and when you login you choose which one you would like to use during that session. That way you can test out both, and use the one you prefer.

11-27-2002, 09:15 PM
i believe you can install both and do that if you want... you just need to initialize XFree86 with specific commands like gnome-session or the kde equivalent.

11-28-2002, 01:09 PM
I'd say fluxbox, It's great!

11-28-2002, 01:36 PM
KDE for me

11-29-2002, 09:30 AM
i like kde, but whats better about it opposed to gnome?i just use it because thats what i always use.

11-29-2002, 09:52 PM
I started out with KDE, then tried GNOME, afterwards WindowMaker and Fluxbox (blackbox) and finally Afterstep. This last one is absolutely the best (totally configurable, easy, yet fun and makes your desktop look really really c00l). Really, If you haveng tried it, its a MUST.

Gooooooooooooo afterstep

12-03-2002, 07:50 AM
Gnome2 will be replacing CDE in Solaris 10 ;)

12-03-2002, 08:06 AM
I'm sorry but I don't know what is it that ou are talking about, can you please tell me what's it all about, or can you give me a link.
Thanks alot.

12-03-2002, 08:16 AM
Gnome version 2 will be replacing Solaris' Common Desktop Environment (CDE) in the new Solaris 10 that has not been released yet.

Link to Interview (http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2278)