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Three Reasons to Use GNOME

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Recently KDE turned ten years old, a milestone by any measure. Over the past ten years this desktop environment has undergone tremendous improvements and introduced a number of advances into desktop Linux. KDE is popular, highly customizable, and, no matter what your tastes are, you will probably agree that it can look good. If all this was not enough, KDE has developed a celebrity status by appearing on a few popular television shows. Despite all this, GNOME is still the best desktop environment for Linux.

Anyone with any sense knows that the only way to communicate text-based information effectively on the internet is through a list. As such, here are three reasons why GNOME is the logical choice for the majority of home Linux users.

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Kde has the apps

I'd like to change but three applications I use a lot are Kde applications and at least one (Kalarm) does not work well on Gnome.

The three applications are Kalarm, Kjots and Klipper. Another big plus is that I can find and display man pages with Konqueror without knowing the exact name of the page.

If I could find alternatives as good, I would seriously consider changing desktops, mainly because I find Konqueror very intrusive and because it does not retain some file associations.

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Yeah right...

So has Gnome got a usable file dialog yet? Or how about a common print dialog? Nope? Then sorry, try again...

John.

P.S.

Fud, fud, fud, fud...

Most of what he says is patently untrue...

Yes really

I am quite new to the linux world, 3 years is not that much, but there is one really annoying think the on going FUD/FLAME/BLAME wars of GNOME vs. KDE etc. People what is this all about. I think there is one big enemy in the IT world with its monopolostic attitude and motto What are we going to do today? Conquer the world! Oh f*/? we did all ready.
But articles of this sort why is gnome better or kde nicer I hate, becuase there are only seeding new "hate". My opionion it is very nice to have the possibility of choice, one week I use KDE I get borred so switch to Gnome or else, I have the same system, but subjectivly you got the feeling of a change in OS. That I call nice.

P.S. Sorry for english...

Quaint disputes in Linux land

I have to agree with the last comment. I use Kde for purely practical reasons and do not understand the kde vs gnome thing or the other quaint controversies.

In fairness, I read the article as a piece of harmless commentary.

If you want variety, your distro may also have Xfce, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, IceWm, Window Maker, Ratpoison, Qvwm and, possibly, others.

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