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post #11 of 19
I used to be a GNOME guy through and through, but I checked out GNOME 3 and did-not-like-it-at-all. I then had two choices (as I was building my Arch system). Either go with GNOME, never update or get used to the new one when it comes out, or go with KDE and it'll hopefully stay the same. So, I went with KDE. Never really actually used it (used it for a couple of months about four years back), so it's kinda evolved, so I kinda like it. Now I am just wondering how to make it more "pretty", but the KDE themes I've found look ugly imo.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by cubanresourceful View Post
<snip> Now I am just wondering how to make it more "pretty", but the KDE themes I've found look ugly imo.


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post #13 of 19
i tend to prefer GNOME. every time i try KDE i get frustrated and annoyed with the layout and switch back.
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If you have to go GUI and cant do CLI go GNOME
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I usually run DWM with a little script I added to display date and system time...yeah bare essentials and very boring but my Linux background is mostly with CLI and full featured DEs are too complicated for me :/.
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well which one would be closest to what vista's taskbar looks like. And all i want down in the right corner is clock, network connections and volume. Other then that idk, but the reason i plan on hit linux is because i want to learn up on it and supposedly you get better PPD on the smp folding client, not sure about the GPU3 client tho.
 
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post #17 of 19
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well which one would be closest to what vista's taskbar looks like. And all i want down in the right corner is clock, network connections and volume. Other then that idk, but the reason i plan on hit linux is because i want to learn up on it and supposedly you get better PPD on the smp folding client, not sure about the GPU3 client tho.
Um...Gnome and KDE can do that. It just requires that you move things around yourself. Don't like where the clock/calendar is then unlock the taskbar and move things around. It's pretty much the same as windows is. That said, with KDE and the plasma's I barely have a use for a taskbar since I either have widgets sitting on the desktop or Alt+F2 then type in a program name, hit enter and I'm golden. But, honestly you shouldn't be switching over if folding is the only thing you're going to do on it. If you're trying to have it look like windows I fear you'll start trying to have it act like windows which will lead to you being unhappy with it.
     
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post #18 of 19
KDE and GNOME are the two main desktop environments, each with its different apps. KDE tends to be more customizable than GNOME. In Terms of Window Managers there are dozens, including Metacity, Compiz, and Kwin· However there are tradeoffs, such as the size of the DM- Vanilla KDE is bigger and uses more resources than Vanilla GNOME, but it is much more complete - it has its own office suite for example. Alson, Gnome uses GTK+ toolkit and KDE uses QT toolkit. Opera Browser uses QT Toolkit, Firefox uses GTK.
    
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Opera Browser uses QT Toolkit, Firefox uses GTK.
Wrong on both counts. Both use their own toolkits. Firefox since forever. and Opera since V10.something.
Edited by Skripka - 1/29/11 at 10:04am
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