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GNOME OR KDE MINT?

Postby blogger on Fri May 25, 2007 3:28 pm

KDE OR GNOME MINT?

I wonder what the reasons are for your preference.
It would be very interesting and useful to see how many people prefer one or the other. What is it that you find better or more useful in each one.

I have always been a KDE fan myself.
But to be frank, though I have been going back and forth between the Gnome and KDE desktop,
I still can't make up my mind; especially when Mint did such a good job with the looks of Gnome.
Also, the ingenious innovations that the developer added to it, which can't work in the KDE desktop, made Gnome Mint friendlier to the Newbie.

So, I am more inclined to like Gnome Mint.
What is your opinion?

PS Your argumentation may help some people to decide on one or the other.
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Postby exploder on Fri May 25, 2007 6:25 pm

I like Gnome, it has always been very stable for me. KDE always seemed kind of buggy to me. Konqueror never displayed drives properly for me, just empty folders. K3b would crash after updating it or wouldn't work anymore. Gnome just works for me.
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Postby tbalci on Fri May 25, 2007 6:50 pm

I like KDE more than GNOME. The overall handling, for example,
file browsing or plug and play or especially the file open or file save dialog, are much better in kde, for me.
and i like more the kde apps. they have for me a better look & feel, than gnome apps.
if linux mint will be released with kde and the extras which are now in the gnome variant only, then i will switch to the kde variant. :-)
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Postby Husse on Sat May 26, 2007 1:14 pm

I prefer Gnome, but some of the apps in Bianca KDE looks nice :)
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Postby hippy on Sat May 26, 2007 3:09 pm

I had always used Kde in the past and came to gnome through Mint, my feeling is now i love gnome everything seems to me to be that little more streamlined, good on the eye and not as chunky as kde
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Postby NiksaVel on Sun May 27, 2007 1:55 am

going back and forth myself....


but after using Gnome exclusively for some 6 months I've installed Bianca KDE and immediately decided that I like it a lot better... I find it to be a bit more user friendly with KDE apps... they always have that one extra option in the GUI that I find really helpful and that makes me avoid CLI ...

While I was a complete n00b I prefered Gnome because all those extra options confused the hell out of me...


The visual look I find simply completely superior in KDE.... Gnome may go with functionality - it takes minimum space and all, but KDE is really a pleasure to work with...
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Postby exploder on Sun May 27, 2007 6:11 am

Downloaded the KDE version of Mint. It seems all versions of Mint before 3.0 do not like my mouse and keyboard... Oh, well. Cassandra rocks!
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Postby Toontwnca on Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:43 pm

I always have used Gnome and most likely always will.
Mainly because it is very easy to use and to me it looks
better.
I have tried KDE distros on occasion but could never get
used to them; so I always returned to Gnome.

Edit
I am currently playing around with Daryna KDE. I kind of like it so far.
I particularly like the Tasty Menu; I find it a lot easier to use compared
to the regular K-Menu.
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Postby newW2 on Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:58 pm

I agree with my friend to the north - Toontwnca. Although I have tried several KDE desktops only two were noteworthy: MINT and PCLOS. I always return to gnome - what else do you need?

And then there's that bouncing K ........ javascript:emoticon(':twisted:')
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Postby Husse on Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:18 pm

And then there's that bouncing K...
:)
Well the first time I booted up Bianca KDE I could not see what it was at first .... whats following me.... ah a K :)
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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:10 pm

newW2 wrote:I agree with my friend to the north - Toontwnca. Although I have tried several KDE desktops only two were noteworthy: MINT and PCLOS. I always return to gnome - what else do you need?

And then there's that bouncing K ........ javascript:emoticon(':twisted:')


Fluxbox ;-)

When ever I ever try either of the big two (Gnome or KDE) I always return. Small footprint, fast, love the tabbing, hot keys, menu, simplicity and customization of it. Not to mention the pure "sexiness" of it :D

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But if you're going to choose between Gnome or KDE, Gnome hands down. KDE throws too much crap in.
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Postby blogger on Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:57 pm

Hello everybody,
Here I am again. :) I finally made up my mind! Gnome is finally my choice.
The innovations added to Cassandra and Mint in general, and the new Gnome-Mint look are the main reasons.
Besides I find Gnome Mint more stable, easier and more user friendly because of
its simplicity.

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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:26 pm

blogger wrote:Hello everybody,
Here I am again. :) I finally made up my mind! Gnome is finally my choice.
The innovations added to Cassandra and Mint in general, and the new Gnome-Mint look are the main reasons.
Besides I find Gnome Mint more stable, easier and more user friendly because of
its simplicity.

Cheers, blogger

Good choice ;-)

Gnome is much cleaner code IMHO .

KDE I've found to be just too Kludgy! Play with Gnome and later on you can mess with the other Window Managers.

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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:50 pm

marcus0263 wrote: Fluxbox ;-)
Care to share that wallpaper? :D
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Postby Husse on Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:21 pm

scorp123 wrote
marcus0263 wrote:
Fluxbox :)
Care to share that wallpaper?

hmmm I think you've seen it in the mint café already scorp
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Postby marcus0263 on Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:31 pm

scorp123 wrote:
marcus0263 wrote: Fluxbox ;-)
Care to share that wallpaper? :D


I love Dual Monitors with a "clean" desktop ;-)

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Postby civint on Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:35 pm

would be better if it was running gnome, though.........
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Postby ceti on Fri Jun 15, 2007 7:43 pm

Both:
Gnome for me, KDE for my wife.

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Postby paul007newman on Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:10 pm

I used to prefer KDE but have now converted to Gnome as I find it much more polished and pleasing to the eye. I agree that KDE has many more options, but who needs those when you just need to be productive.

If I can i will work in Gnome and have KDE installed for any difficult things that need sorting and then go back to gnome.
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Postby lorenzolorenzo on Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:00 pm

i think that kde is better. kde software is good and kde apps are rich of plugins, and functionality... i'm not feared by the lot of functions, i use only the ones that i need. gnome hasn't some importants functionality. i'm a little developer and i love qt! qt framework is simple, fast and rich of great ideas!

and qt are portable than we can use some software written in qt for windows or mac os changing only a little part of the code, or changing nothing!!

gtk portability is inferior! and there arent programmer for windows or mac os that use gtk.

i'm waiting kde4, and i wait mint kde!!

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