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KDE or GNOME?

I am having trouble with deciding plans for my future (and super expensive) computer
the problem I can't decide between KDE or GNOME for a desktop environment, I know KDE4 will be evolutionary but I don't know much about GNOME's future plans. So could you help me decide? Oh and one thing about GNOME also prevents me from deciding is Nautilus' virtual folders feature (I don't think Konqueror has that feature and I don't know anything about any future plans for Konqueror). I know I can use Nautilus on KDE but it really does not fit in with KDE (similar to using the Cutemenus Crystal SVG Firefox extension with a non-crystal Firefox theme).

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KDE. I hate Nautilus, and

KDE. I hate Nautilus, and Konqueror is awesome. Of course, this is based on limited use (no machine of my own yet).

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Another vote for KDE

KDE does what I want it to do, in the way I would expect it to. Have struggled with Gnome a few times, but it just doesn't "fit" my Desktop expectations. Konqueror is an exceptional file manager, browser, ftp client, network browser, file previewer, audio ripper, etc, etc. Also, in terms of system overhead, I understand that KDE isn't really that bloated compared to Gnome. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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KDE

I use KDE and I'm happy with it. It has everything I need.
But maybe that's because I'm used to using KDE and have used Gnome not very often.
I'm sure KDE is a good choice.

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KDE for me

I have used KDE from the get go with a brief exception when I installed Ubuntu (quickly thereafter becoming frustrated with Gnome and changing to Kubuntu with KDE and Xubuntu with XFCE). Tux Magazine has a tech help "guru" called Mango Partfait (I know, I know Blum ) who has a description of how to get virtual folders in KDE, IIRC. KDE4 should be really revolutionary, but for me KDE just allows you to do more and customize more, and works out of the box.

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not sure what this has to do with portable apps, but...

what's wrong with blackbox/fluxbox? but then, I'm a geek.

if you don't want to use that, then my next vote would be kde.
...as I'm writing this on a GNOME (school) computer.... Biggrin
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Hmmmm.....

Why do you think this is called the off-topic forum?!?!????!!!!

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.

true, but this is more off topic than usual...
not that I'm complaining. KDE on a stick anyone? Biggrin
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Okay!

I have made my decision, after doing lots more research on KDE and GNOME I decide I will use KDE, thanks for your opinions. Oh and chris0 even though Fluxbox and Blackbox would offer better performance, I want a full-featured desktop enviornment and besides I said I was gonna get a super-expensive computer (meaning it would have lavish and powerful hardware, so it wouldn't hurt much to be fancy).

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but

if you ran blackbox you could eek out just a bit more performance... Biggrin
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Why Not Both?

I can never make my mind up with what I want so I have KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox, BlackBox, etc, etc install. I also use Beryl and emerald to just give them that little bit extra spin!

So my response is why not both?

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Yeah but I

don't wanna dual-boot, or be switching back and forth (it seems a bit silly).

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To change

from KDE to Gnome to Fluxbox to whatever windowmanager you like, the only thing you have to do is log off (NOT shutdown) and log on using another WM.

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X doesn't even need to be

X doesn't even need to be restarted, does it?

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Na... just log off, pick the

Na... just log off, pick the WM you want, log back on. I run with GNOME. I like it's graphics and layout, but I also have KDE installed and use it's tools. Just because you have one WM running doesn't mean you can't use the other one programs. Your only limits is the size of your drive or RAM.

Log off and back on refreshes the desktop environment and reloads your settings. It doesn't change anything loaded up to the user/password screen.

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Gnome here

I'm a Gnome person myself. I have used KDE before, but I like the Gnome interface a lot better for some reason. Just a personal preference, but I like my nice, clean, icon-free desktop on Ubuntu.

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Gnome

ya, it's totally personal preference, but I much prefer Gnome to KDE. I've used both, and to me KDE just feels like a cheap knock-off of the win98 era start menu. konquror(can't spell it) is nice and all, but imho, highly overrated. I actually prefer XFCE over KDE. Actually, if you do spend any amount of time with XFCE, it is really nice. I really like it, just not enough to switch to it from gnome, maybe in the future.

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