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  1. #1
    kokeroulis NNTP User

    Default KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    Hello

    I am newby in suse so i need your help .I used to use ubuntu but a
    few weeks now i have remove ubuntu from my pc and i have installed suse
    11.1.In ubuntu i was using the gnome desktop.So in suse what is better
    to use (about the security,bugs etc)?KDE 4.1.3 or GNOME 2.24?


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    Possibly you would be best to go with what you know. Certainly you will
    find Gnome solid. kde4 is new and still a little tricky - though (and
    this is not a flame) I see kde4 being the benchmark for all desktops. I
    use kde4 Factory 4.2 and it is unbelievable !!


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  3. #3
    Confuseling NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    I'm just learning linux myself, and have been primarily using Ubuntu eee
    (gnome). I am now mucking around with Fedora (gnome) and openSUSE
    (both).

    To echo what caf said, I think the foundations of KDE 4, having been
    written more recently, will exceed the capabilities of (present) gnome,
    once the problems are ironed out.

    However, gnome is still quite elegant for basic usage - the main
    charges leveled against it are a lack of customisability, badly
    organised menus, and the inordinate number of clicks to do some simple
    tasks; but these perceived flaws don't really concern beginner users as
    much.

    I am learning plenty in gnome, and think KDE 4.1 is fairly useless. If
    you have only one system (or drive), I personally would suggest you
    stick to gnome for now. If you have several, no harm in putting a small
    installation of SUSE 11.1 on one, installing KDE 4.2 (try the one click
    install on a fresh installation - if it doesn't work you've lost
    nothing), and having some fun playing. It isn't fully reliable yet, but
    it's getting there.

    Also, bear in mind that there's no reason you can't install both on the
    same distro. Chances are that if KDE breaks it'll break KDE, and you'll
    still be able to boot into gnome. It isn't by any means guaranteed, but
    that's been my experience so far.


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  4. #4
    VorianGrey NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    If you liked Gnome in Ubuntu, you'll love it in openSuse. As for KDE
    4.1, it's simply not ready in my opinion. Your mileage may vary. I use
    Gnome and it works perfectly for me.


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  5. #5
    kokeroulis NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    ok.Thank you for your help.Yesterday i had install gnome on my suse
    because i want to test it.And i decide that kde is better in suse.The
    problem is that i can't uninstall it with yast (i am using kde desktop
    now).When i check it and i choose package->delete it doesn't do
    anything.Please help me...


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  6. #6
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    If you mean you are trying to un-install Gnome. That is likely not a
    good idea. If you can't live with having it there do a fresh install of
    just kde.

    Unless you have significant experience - tying to remove it is likely
    to break your system.


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  7. #7
    kokeroulis NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    so there is no way un-install the gnome except from remove and install
    suse again?


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  8. #8
    caf4926 NNTP User

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    Yes. But to explain it from a forum is rather more than difficult!

    You see, even a vanilla kde install will ultimately have gnome
    applications/packages. Remove them and you bugger up something else.

    You are better off leaving it. having an option to boot into gnome is
    probably a good idea anyway.


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  9. #9
    kokeroulis NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    ok.thanks.And something else last.I heard that if an operating system
    has kde and gnome at the same time it will be slow because operating
    system will not work correctly.Is this true?


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  10. #10
    drem NNTP User

    Default Re: KDE 4.1.3 vs GNOME 2.24


    > ok.thanks.And something else last.I heard that if an operating system
    > has kde and gnome at the same time it will be slow because operating
    > system will not work correctly.Is this true?
    >


    No, it will work just fine.
    You can unisntall gnome from the yast software manager (it tells you if
    you try to remove a package that is still necessary) but it's no use.
    You won't make a big sapce economy (not at all...), and having both
    gnome and kde gives you some flexibility (if one doesn't work, you can
    always choose at the login screen to use the other).

    And for KDE4, you might try upgrading to the newly released 4.2.
    It's incredible.


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