View Full Version : Which do you prefer, GNOME or KDE?

10-06-2006, 03:57 PM
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 (I mean ALT-F9 :p ) to minimize a window; but I have KDE installed too, which I use occasionally.

10-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Neither, Fluxbox ftw.

10-06-2006, 04:49 PM
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.

10-06-2006, 08:27 PM
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...

10-07-2006, 11:02 AM
KDE is too bubbly, it has some nice apps which I use with gnome (K3B) but other than that, its gnome all the way.

10-07-2006, 03:13 PM
Yes, even though I use GNOME I really like kate and KDevelop.

the Gnome session manager problems
What do you mean?

10-07-2006, 06:47 PM
I prefer KDE to GNOME any day.

10-07-2006, 06:53 PM
I use both at different times and sometimes just a straight command shell.

Mario F.
10-07-2006, 07:47 PM
KDE. But I like Gnome logo better.

10-07-2006, 08:59 PM
Ion3 is perhaps the coolest thing since refried dough.
Its pure keyboard shortcuts with tiles and various fun little concepts.

10-08-2006, 04:48 AM

Reason: File->Open.

10-08-2006, 05:40 AM
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 ...

10-08-2006, 01:13 PM
Oh, I see. Perhaps it has. I never use File->Open in any case, so I couldn't tell you. :)

$ kate main.c

10-09-2006, 01:55 PM
I think I've used Gnome once or twice and I hated it (KDE is SO much more polished).

10-09-2006, 05:01 PM
enlightenment or fluxbox.
neither gnome or kde get used.
both have way to much bloat.

10-09-2006, 06:19 PM
Ion3 is perhaps the coolest thing since refried dough.
Its pure keyboard shortcuts with tiles and various fun little concepts.

The "Network Analyst" here at Marist (read: my boss) swears by Ion. It looks pretty damn awesome.

10-10-2006, 08:38 AM
Plain and simple: KDE

10-10-2006, 08:03 PM
Im on Ubuntu, and KDE didnt work, soooo gnome. I do like gnome though, flexible and simple.

10-11-2006, 02:37 AM
That's why they created Kubuntu: Ubuntu for KDE users.

10-11-2006, 11:35 AM
I meant to say I like GNOME.
At least I polled the right one. :p