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Old 03. Nov 2009, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kde verses Gnome

Trolling through various forums and website I have read many opinions regarding the 2 Linux desktops. It seems the long time users of Linux tend to tilt towards Gnome. I have Mepis installed and by default it uses Kde. I have considered giving Gnome a try but after looking into how to switch over, I find its a big process which could lead to instability of my system. My experience with Kde has been very good. If I wanted to, I could make my desktop look like windows XP but what be the point of that!

So.... any of you savoy linux people out there with experience with both Gnome and Kde your comments would be very welcomed.

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Old 03. Nov 2009, 01:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have considered giving Gnome a try but after looking into how to switch over, I find its a big process which could lead to instability of my system.
Hi wdhpr,

I have (not recently, it was a few months ago) installed Gnome via synaptic in MEPIS. See the thread below.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...w-manager.html

My experience was some-what fun, after installing Gnome, something funny happened. You know that screen you see when you shut down MEPIS, that dark blue watery MEPIS default wallpaper with a fully loaded bar that starts unloading itself, strangely enough, it changed to a debian wallpaper.

Also, when I switch to using Gnome, the default wallpaper was a debian wallpaper and the icons looked weird. And, as a side effect, Gnome apps were also installed (a good thing).

I can't compare Gnome with KDE since that's more of a personal preference, if you want to evaluate Gnome, best try it yourself. Anyways MEPIS 8.5 with KDE4 will be release soon according to this and mepislovers forum.
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Old 03. Nov 2009, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have (not recently, it was a few months ago) installed Gnome via synaptic in MEPIS. See the thread below.
Which Window Manager??
Wow I missed that one somehow. I always thought of gnome or kde as desktops...My Bad
I really only thought there was two...shows what a newbie I am. Although Kde and gnome are the most popular (I think)
Did you switch back to Kde? What I have been reading about is that the good things gnome provides are the apps not the appearance. Are any of the kde apps still available after switching to gnome?

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Also, when I switch to using Gnome, the default wallpaper was a Debian wallpaper and the icons looked weird. And, as a side effect, Gnome apps were also installed (a good thing).
Not sure how to take that.

I have gnome based games installed and I installed a gnome print manager trying to get my lexmark printer to work (no joy) anyway I'm trying to understand why a person can't use the best of both.

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