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You can do the same things really. It's just GNOME uses GTK and KDE uses qt. That doesn't really matter though since you can install qt in GNOME and I'm fairly positive you can use GTK in KDE.

Also, I should say another huge thing is the aesthetics, obviously. KDE is just ugly IMO and their menus just aren't as user friendly as GNOME.
QFT
I have to agree with everything you said. It's like the devs for each have a completely different idea about what a DE should be like, which is great, because it just adds to the control a user has in Linux. But it's just not for me.

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Being a total Linux n00b I can tell you that the aesthetics of the KDE desktop are much more appealing to the new user coming from Windows. I prefer the menu layout as well compared to Gnome.
This may be the reason. Personally I think the menu layout is confusing, and in some cases redundant.
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post #12 of 70
Gnome or bust.


I dont like KDE
post #13 of 70
I started with KDE but I found it was *too* much for me and I felt overwhelmed. When I tried Linux for the first time I was looking for simpler rather than similar to Windows.
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Just adding to the fire I'm wondering what people possibly think that KDE is more resource heavy than Gnome anymore because for a while it was the only DE I tried out on my netbook because of people's recommendations (other than SLAX). However, after going back and forth I noticed something rather strange; after the initial database creation thing enorbet mentioned one the first and second start up my RAM usage went from 300MB to 180MB on startup. With Gnome it starts at 200MB and goes right on up.

To me gnome is a drab OSX style DE that I never understood (probably because of the magical taskbar crashes I had with it outside of UNR). It uses the same resources at default, does less, and looks bland; why should I have it if I'm not on something netbook or under in performance?

Then again, I do understand how overwhelming KDE can be when you see all of the options it gives you. My thoughts are go with gnome if you don't like changing things much and have kind of a thing for OSX, or go with KDE if you like changing things easily and like a windows feel.

PS: You don't need compiz in KDE since it has the cube thing built in.
     
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Customizability.

Its a matter of trade offs. KDE is customizable, but tends to be buggy. Gnome is simple but stable.

I use Gnome on my laptop because even with compositing turned off KDE kills my battery. It also has trouble connecting to my University's wireless.

My sig rig uses KDE though, mainly because the window snap works properly with multiple monitors, unlike Windows 7's. I still tend to use GTK applications over Qt though, because I really hate Qt.
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Gnome is simple, but it's nowhere near as easy to personalise as KDE. I prefer KDE as it doesn't keep getting in my way when I want to do stuff. I've found Gnome's way of working to be very similar to the MacOS/OSX way of doing stuff, and I can't get my head round those either.
I'm sure if I used Gnome more, I'd get used to it, maybe even like it in time, but it just seems so unfriendly to me, I never feel drawn to bother.
And by the way, if you want to look at KDE, then Ubuntu is not a good platform for it, Kubuntu is the red-headed step child of the family. Go to base Debian for a better KDE experience, or to a KDE based distro like PCLinuxOS or Mandriva to get the full effect.
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post #17 of 70
Gnome by far is more stable in terms of resources, but it is also a lot simpler in many ways. It doesn't do the desktop effects nearly as well as KDE, that's just a single example. I prefer both, depends on the mood I'm in whether I want something minimalistic or if I want to deal with KDE. lol KDE is nice looking, but it tends to be a little sluggish in some areas. The menu always bothers me, it isn't as responsive as the gnome/xfce style drop menu that I'm used to. Oh well, it's all about perspective.
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Gnome or bust.


I dont like KDE
Agreed, I found nothing I liked about KDE.
Gnome is for me.
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The first thing that made me throw-up in the back of my throat upon first using GNOME WAS THE stupid WAY THAT every window opens in a new-window.

It is probably a very simple thing to change... but it made me rage-quit Gnome immediately the first time I ever tried it

Don't know if plasma works on Gnome... but it is always pre-enabled for me on a KDE install and I LOVE eye-candy.

The only Gnome I ever stuck with was dropline(slack) until Slack 64 came along
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GNOME with compiz-fuzion any day.

KDE just seems foreign.
 
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