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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
Lol. I hate that too, but yes there is just an option in nautilus you uncheck.

I just use compiz.
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Seriously, loling at the compiz stuff. How much RAM are you guys using when you throw that in? And what is so difficult about KDE? I'm just laughing though at how everyone claims Gnome is this stable lightweight yet my experiences have been anything but those descriptions. But, I say find one DE that you like and end rant. We don't need any of this bickering.
     
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Seriously, loling at the compiz stuff. How much RAM are you guys using when you throw that in? And what is so difficult about KDE? I'm just laughing though at how everyone claims Gnome is this stable lightweight yet my experiences have been anything but those descriptions. But, I say find one DE that you like and end rant. We don't need any of this bickering.
compiz itself uses much less ram than KDE or the Gnome effects do. At least for me that's how it works, compiz was always super fast and smooth.
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Seriously, loling at the compiz stuff. How much RAM are you guys using when you throw that in? And what is so difficult about KDE? I'm just laughing though at how everyone claims Gnome is this stable lightweight yet my experiences have been anything but those descriptions. But, I say find one DE that you like and end rant. We don't need any of this bickering.
Compiz is using 53mb right now. That isn't all too much considering all it adds to the GNOME experience.
    
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People always considered KDE to be bloated because it used to be. They simply haven't tried it recently. I'm not a KDE-user nor have I tried it in a long time (years), but I do know that in the last few versions KDE has really been making some progress: enough that it's almost like a complete new DE.

For those calling Gnome OS-X-like, I wouldn't go that far. I mean if it was going to be OS-X like, they would've complied with Canonical and Ubuntu wouldn't be using Unity in the next version. But yeah, KDE is usually the environment Windows users will find the most similar.
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People always considered KDE to be bloated because it used to be. They simply haven't tried it recently. I'm not a KDE-user nor have I tried it in a long time (years), but I do know that in the last few versions KDE has really been making some progress: enough that it's almost like a complete new DE.

For those calling Gnome OS-X-like, I wouldn't go that far. I mean if it was going to be OS-X like, they would've complied with Canonical and Ubuntu wouldn't be using Unity in the next version. But yeah, KDE is usually the environment Windows users will find the most similar.
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Seriously, loling at the compiz stuff. How much RAM are you guys using when you throw that in? And what is so difficult about KDE? I'm just laughing though at how everyone claims Gnome is this stable lightweight yet my experiences have been anything but those descriptions. But, I say find one DE that you like and end rant. We don't need any of this bickering.
It's like the Chrome fanboys saying "Chrome uses less RAM than Firefox's stupid memory leak!" when in reality...Chrome uses more RAM.

I see Gnome as more the basic style of DE, start with very little but other separate apps (Compiz for example) help you can get a lot more, KDE has more in the box though, Gnome would be more bloated in the long run..It takes more resources to run many smaller programs than one larger one generally.
    
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The thing that draws me to GNOME is everything is spread out. I know my applications are in my Applications menu, my places are in my places menu, and my system tools/user preferences are in the System menu. That bar is 40px tall and spans the length of my desktop which in my case is 3360.

The bottom bar is useless to me so I deleted it and use cairo-dock which only appears when I hover in the right spot.

KDE... I can see why people like it but it's just not for me. Too many menus in that little start button like deal.
    
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It's like the Chrome fanboys saying "Chrome uses less RAM than Firefox's stupid memory leak!" when in reality...Chrome uses more RAM.

I see Gnome as more the basic style of DE, start with very little but other separate apps (Compiz for example) help you can get a lot more, KDE has more in the box though, Gnome would be more bloated in the long run..It takes more resources to run many smaller programs than one larger one generally.
People need to start understanding Compiz is a complete replacement for the Window manager. So when you run Compiz you either remove kwin or metacity out of the way, they just become wasted space. You don't waste resources on Compiz, rather you change where your resources are going to.

While other programs might add "resources" to make Gnome equal KDE you still don't cover the fact that KDE is bigger/larger and has more resources used over Gnome. With a Quad-Core, 2G+ ram, and GFX the way it is there isn't much of a problem. Both are gonna feel about the same, so it's still a matter of preference.
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People need to start understanding Compiz is a complete replacement for the Window manager. So when you run Compiz you either remove kwin or metacity out of the way, they just become wasted space. You don't waste resources on Compiz, rather you change where your resources are going to.

While other programs might add "resources" to make Gnome equal KDE you still don't cover the fact that KDE is bigger/larger and has more resources used over Gnome. With a Quad-Core, 2G+ ram, and GFX the way it is there isn't much of a problem. Both are gonna feel about the same, so it's still a matter of preference.
Other than size taken on your HDD, KDE (For me at least) seems to be relatively similar to Gnome in terms of resources used to me.

I'm neither here nor there on this, I usually use xfce4, it does exactly what I want. (Is easy to use, Looks great and is lightweight)
    
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