KDE + GNOME?
pauls at utdallas.edu
Wed Apr 19 18:34:58 UTC 2006
Duane Whitty wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm contemplating installing GNOME . I am currently
> using KDE. Does anyone know of any issues I should
> be aware of before I proceed. I'm mostly concerned
> about dependency issues, especially wtih respect to the
> xorg clients and firefox.
> Essentially I would like to be able to choose which
> environment I am going to run on a per-session basis.
> Any hints, pointer, RTFMs, would be greatly appreciated.
I just switched from Gnome to KDE because I had to many problems with
Gnome. KDE is a much more finished product (IMNSHO) and it's much
easier to work with regarding adding new menus, printer configuration
and other things that are the real reason you have a desktop.
Gnome requires dbus and seems to have problems connecting to it at
times. Gnome updates are also a royal PITA (keep in mind, I haven't
done a KDE update yet), and I got tired of having to run and rerun the
updates to try and get everything working right again. It also
generates a bunch of errors that I was never able to successfully
eradicate, some of which make no sense.
Gnome is "prettier" (IMNSHO), but pretty is secondary to functionality,
and KDE has Gnome beat hands down in that category.
Don't shoot - just one man's opinion.
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
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