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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)
It all depends, Gnome doesn't use the effects as much. While this won't add much to resources in ram/cpu, it will tax your GPU more. You also have some other services, genernally for me KDE is roughly 100MB+ more ram intensive. Now that may not seem like much, or even 50MB, but it can be. Granted, if you have 4G of ram, that 100MB seems like a tiny percent. It's all relative to perspective, and KDE is still slightly larger than Gnome.
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In my experience, KDE crashes. A lot. On both my desktop and my netbook (over 2 attempts with the latter) dealing with plasmoids and plasma is a painful experience indeed. If you stick with it, you can get some nice results, but then I still find myself missing some of the stuff from gnome.
    
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I'm just curious what version of KDE everyone is talking about when they refer to crashes. I really only have crashes now when something distro specific fails to work properly with KDE and that's pretty rare now. I'm using KDE on my netbook and I honestly can't see a difference between it and Gnome in performance. Only the MeeGo interface has felt like a stand out in speed. There's something enjoyable about it's GUI navigation for the most part that I never had from Gnome and don't bother with in KDE since I can Atl+F2 name of program and enter to start whatever I want. I don't have a need for icons in KDE because it's much faster than the similar idea in windows.
     
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KDE 4.5 crashes/memory leaks here. Currently 4.5.3 has a memory leak in the plasma-desktop when running certain applications. I'm back on XFCE4 and forgot how nice and clean it ran. =P Idk, I personally like them all but I'm not going to say KDE is clear of it's problems. I've found it to be buggy and still slightly larger than Gnome. If you are on Ubuntu that might be different, I've thought about using Ubuntu repositories for KDE 4.5 but I'm not exactly sure how that will work out when I want to revert back to Debian ones, it makes me a little nervous cause that could make things very tricky.
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Crashes in 4.5 for me too. Wasn't using Linux in the 4.0 era
    
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I just don't know honestly what everyone else is doing though. I've used KDE on Kubuntu, openSUSE, Slackware, and Fedora all without these massive problems people keep talking about. Outside of accidentally enabling "snow" effect on a friends laptop which promptly froze his laptop. Nothing that has taken my ability to do things has happened. Unlike Gnome in which the damn taskbars die all the time and take the OS with them.
     
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Unlike Gnome in which the damn taskbars die all the time and take the OS with them.

Huh? I've been using Gnome for close to 4 years now and I've never had this happen.


Also, the only issues I have with KDE are in the unstable versions. 4.5 RC had more bugs in it than should have been possible, given the feature set, but then a week later the actual release comes out and every thing is magically fine..

I think KDE is trolling us with the unstable releases.
    
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I have a theory as to why people tend to like gnome more.

Think for a second about gnome. What distros pop into your head? Ubuntu, fedora, linux mint, etc. All extremely polished and popular distros. Gnome is constantly related with quality and popularity.

Now, before people say "yea but I think X distro is better" and "all 3 of those can run KDE as a DE" just realize I'm a fan of both DE's and I think they both have great features. It just so happens that to many, gnome is the face of linux because of their limited exposure.
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Maybe Gnome is the face of linux because KDE has been a buggy mess for the past 3-4 years? I seem to remember KDE enjoying quite a bit of success up until 3.5.

Even now that its a little more stable, 90% of the KDE SC is useless bloat. People will usually just install the entire thing, and last I checked, there is so much stuff crammed into it that half of it breaks on first boot unless you're using a preconfigured distro like Kubuntu or openSuSE.
    
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Greetz
Ubuntu is the main reason that Gnome has become, for a time, the "face of Linux" and that is because it is promoted as a Beginners Linux. It's still Linux so there is some f the power still there somewhere. It also enjoyed the luck of good timing since it really gathered steam when Vista failed so badly. I don;t consider any of the three mentioned, Ubuntu, Mint or Fedora polished. Ubuntu and it's daughter Mint are just dimbed down for convenience sake. That's not polish. Fedora is a testbed for RHEL and is very often buggy compared to more stable, actually polished distros like Arch, Debian, Slackware and Suse.

The facts are that KDE does more but takes more to do it. That's a fair tradeoff for many
especially since Windows has fueled leaps in hardware requirements making KDE fast and minimal compared to common hardware these days.

If we accept the logic of Ubuntu et al being more polished just because it is glitzy and user friendly, follow that through to it's conclusion and you're back on Windoze.

Most importantly the thread is titled "What's so awesome about kde anyway?" NOT why do you like Gnome better.
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