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I was just asking around in IRC about this! Gnome3 looks nice, I'm going to try and get it right now.

Uh... How do I get it? xD

Edit: Nvm. Got it ;P
Edited by RealEyes - 4/6/11 at 10:21pm
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Gnome 3 reminds me of where KDE 4 was a few years ago, but look how much better KDE 4.6 is today compared to the initial 4 release. Hopefully Gnome will turn out to better in the long run. I've moved to openbox on #! on my lappies and one server and run KDE on one of my desktops. I have to say, i'm pretty impressed with KDE 4.6.
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Gnome 3 reminds me of where KDE 4 was a few years ago, but look how much better KDE 4.6 is today compared to the initial 4 release. Hopefully Gnome will turn out to better in the long run. I've moved to openbox on #! on my lappies and one server and run KDE on one of my desktops. I have to say, i'm pretty impressed with KDE 4.6.
i'm not sure gnome will survive being the default for most distro's tho with such a radical change, remember KDE use to reign supreme for many years, till the release of KDE4.

i can say i played with the live cd of gnome 3, and i wasn't really impressed with it. maybe a distro can do more with it, make it "better".
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Gnome is like the starbucks of de's it is not great but it is consistent. Kde can vary a lot in implementation from distro to distro. I never liked kde that much until I set it up piece by piece in arch.
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Gnome is like the starbucks of de's it is not great but it is consistent. Kde can vary a lot in implementation from distro to distro. I never liked kde that much until I set it up piece by piece in arch.
One thing that can seriously affect the experience with KDE on different distro's, is the maintainers experience with KDE compilation. it is a very complex thing to compile from source and frustrating. Most KDE implementations suffer at the hands most of the time by inexpeirenced maintainers.

Kubuntu and Slackware imho are the two best KDE distro's, i know opensuse uses KDE as their default, but i haven't played with OpenSuse in a few years, so i can't comment on their quality of KDE.

when i tested out arch, i used KDE for it, and i found that release was actually piss poor in comparison to Kubuntu's and slackware (as slackware imo has the best implementation of it.), i had numerious crashes of the default startup programs that i didn't have in slackware/kubuntu, and it was noticeable slower in its startup when it wouldn't bug out.

now gnome can be tricky to compile like KDE, but i have noticed most distro's concentrate more of their efforts on Gnome, as gnome requires additional tweaks to get it to work correctly (its not many tweaks, but it can effect the way the other DE's operate as well, its one of the main reasons why slackware dropped gnome support all together a few releases back, as it required additional workarounds with no benefit to the end user, and the community releases of gnome are really bad...)

their developer communities are quite different as well...KDE's seem to listen to their users, where gnome's well, seems to think they know what is best and move forward without the blessing of their users...KDE did this once, and it took 4 years to get their following back up...

it will be interesting to following Gnome's 3 development, hopefully it wont be a blunder like KDE4 introduction was.
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on the subject of kde...

i kinda dont like kde for a few reasons and prefer something like openbox more

but on opensuse (as much as i dislike it for various reasons ) it really felt like it just FIT in the distro, opensuse is one of the few distros that tries to market to a professional implementation and so its very well put together and kde really works well in it

the most experience ive had with kde was on fedora kde spin... it was ok... but honestly the biggest + out of kde was that konsole has a black background by default as apposed to the one gnome uses lol other than that, i was far from flattered
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I actually thought OpenSUSE felt really unprofessional Really put me off...

I quite like Fedora's implementation of KDE, but I've only used it at face value. Got PCLinuxOS burned on USB, ready to try out when I get a chance Gotta learn to love KDE, as KDevelop is simply awesome (even if Konqueror does suck imo)
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I briefly loaded up GNOME 3 on my Fedora 15 Beta box this morning. I lasted a full two hours before I went back to KDE. And 45 minutes of that was me watching a TV show.

If you find GNOME 3 is driving you mad and you want to attempt to give it a fair shake, some resources do exist.

I recommend staying away until at least GNOME 3.2, where hopefully some of the major usability issues will be resolved. If they don't get carried away with creating a bunch of new usability issues.
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So this is pretty much KDE4 all over again, where it has potential but its best to wait for bugfixes?
    
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So this is pretty much KDE4 all over again, where it has potential but its best to wait for bugfixes?
I agree it has potential. They've swiped some really good ideas from Windows, OSX, mobile OSes, and made up a few of their own that I'm sure those will swipe in turn. Though it's not bug fixes you're waiting for, but for the GNOME developers to get their heads out of their...
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