Comparison of openSUSE applications: KDE vs GNOME vs Xfce vs LXDE (run dialog, Alt + F2, commands)

This is for openSUSE 11.3.

The idea comes from http://forums.opensuse.org/english/information-new-users/unreviewed-how-faq/452038-useful-commands-shortcuts-gnomes-alt-f2-dialog-run-application.html
The data comes from http://en.opensuse.org/Package_list
… using the frame of http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Desktop_Spin_Comparisation

Sorry for the data not to be very tidy, but I haven’t found a way to put it in a HTML table.

Please, feel free to tell how can we replace the question marks for the applications or commands used in fact in the different desktop environments for the types in question. If we collect a good amount of data we could post a comprehensive post about this.

Application typeKDEGNOMEXfceLXDE
Archive managerarkfile-rollerxarchiverxarchiver
Bittorrent
ktorrenttransmissiontransmission**transmission
Burning Applications
k3bbrasero & rhythmboxxfburn********?
Calculatorkcalcgcalctoolgcalctoolgalculator
Charmap
kcharselectgucharmap******??
CD Ripper
***?sound-juicer**??
CD-Player
kscd**********?totem?
Clipboard manager
*****??xfce4-panel-plugin-clipmanparcellite
Data management
?
???
Desklets
superkaramba*******???
Desktop effects
*********?compiz
*******xfwm4?
Desktop sharing**********?vino??
Development
??geany?
Dictionary
*??xfce4-dict?
Disk usage analyzer
?
???
Document viewer
***?evinceevince***?
Download manager
kget
*******???
File browser
dolphin & konqueror**nautilusthunarpcmanfm
FTP file transfer
****?nautilusgftpgftp
Games
kdegames*****???
GnuPG-Frontend
kgpg****?seahorse***?
Image manipulationkoffice2-kritagimpgimpmtpaint
Image viewer
digikameog & gthumbristrettogpicview
Instant Messenger
kopetepidginpidgin******?
IP Telephony**********twinkle???
IRC-Chat
konversationpidginpidgin*************?
Login managerkdmgdm
gdm***********?
Mail clientkmailevolutionclaws-mail******?
Mixer***********kmix
pavucontrolxfce4-mixer & pavucontrolpavucontrol
Movie player
kaffeinetotemtotem************?
Music player
amarokrhythmbox******?lxmusic
Network file sharing
?****gnome-user-share
thunar-shares-plugin
**?
Network manager******?NetworkManagerNetworkManagerNetworkManager
Newsreader
akregator*******?liferea?
Notes
knotes & kjots***?xfce4-panel-plugin-notes****?
Partitioning*************????
Phone manager
?gnome-phone-manager?
?
PIM
kontactevolutionorage*******?
Power manager*********?gnome-power-managerxfce4-power-manager*?
Presentationkoffice2-kpresenter???
Remote desktop client
krdc
********???
Scanning utility
*****????
Screensaver
?gnome-screensavergnome-screensaver
?
Search tool
kfindnautilus-search-tool?pcmanfm
Spreadsheat
koffice2-kspread
?gnumericgnumeric
System log viewer*******?
???
System Monitor
?gnome-system-monitorxfce4-taskmanager
lxtask
Terminal
konsolegnome-terminalTerminallxterminal
Text editor
kate & kwritegeditmousepad***leafpad
Time tracking & Alarm
kalarm & ktimer*****?xfce4-panel-plugin-timer?
Usenetknode********???
Vector Graphics
?
?inkscape*?
Webbrowserkonquerorfirefoxfirefox*************?
Word processor
koffice2-kwordabiwordabiword*****abiword

I imagine that the programs of X Window System, that usually begin with “x” work for the 4 desktop environments, because the four of them use the X Window System. For example:
xcalc
xset dpms force off
xterm

Is this correct?
Which ones more?

Thanks

Most, if not all of the applications mentioned work for all of the four desktops. It’s just a question of how well they are integrated into a “foreign” desktop. You can always use amarok with gnome, Brasero on KDE and so on. You can use gnome-Networkmanager in KDE and KNetworkmanager in gnome - it just doesn’t look that well and you might need some more resources.

On Wed, 05 Jan 2011 21:36:04 +0000, j6w2 wrote:

> I imagine that the programs of X Window System, that usually begin with
> “x” work for the 4 desktop environments, because the four of them use
> the X Window System.

Arguably, you can run KDE apps in GNOME or LXDE (and vice versa) with the
proper libraries installed. You don’t need to be running (for example)
KDE to use k3b to burn discs. But you do need to have the proper KDE
library packages installed for the apps to run.

Jim

Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

Thanks.
In my computer, running openSUSE 11.2 with GNOME, also work these 2 X Window programs:
xkill (useful to close blocked programs -windows-)
xeyes (a little entertainment)

On Thu, 06 Jan 2011 15:36:01 +0000, j6w2 wrote:

> Thanks.
> In my computer, running openSUSE 11.2 with GNOME, also work these 2 X
> Window programs:
> xkill (useful to close blocked programs -windows-) xeyes (a little
> entertainment)

Yep, there’s no reason those programs wouldn’t run. :slight_smile:

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

this video is useful to beginners too:
Linux Desktop Environment-Gnome,KDE,Xfce,MATE,Cinnamon - YouTube

this video is useful to beginners:
Linux Desktop Environment-Gnome,KDE,Xfce,MATE,Cinnamon - YouTube