I just loaded Gnome, about a week ago for suse 10.3.
I have been using KDE for a while and decided to try a new Desktop.
All I can say is Gnome sure is a dissapoinment so far.
The Laytout is very restrective, a can’t seem to change the start pannel or whatever it is!
There so far is no mutiple desktops (if there is how to activate?).
Multiple workspaces can be enabled easily with or without Compiz/XGL
stuff. Right-click on the taskbar, Add to Panel: Worksapce Switcher.
The new little section down there has properties of its own (right-click
to access) to create multiple workspaces. Ctrl+Alt+[arrowKey] to switch
between them. Other customizations are also possible, though this is
one I do on all my boxes so I know it fairly well.
| I just loaded Gnome, about a week ago for suse 10.3.
| I have been using KDE for a while and decided to try a new Desktop.
| All I can say is Gnome sure is a dissapoinment so far.
| The Laytout is very restrective, a can’t seem to change the start
| pannel or whatever it is!
| There so far is no mutiple desktops (if there is how to activate?).
| Other then that I think KDE is better.
| Maybe I will change my opnion as time goes on -)
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what your witnessing is what gnome is all about. It tries to keep thing’s simple and not over complicate them. You can customize gnome, but not near to the extent that you can customize KDE (in my experiences). This is why I too prefer KDE over gnome. When I’m in gnome, I feel boxed in. In KDE, I can change and customize things which is what I like. There are many people that like the simple gnome interface and prefer it to KDE. To each his own!
Yeah I see what you mean and appricate fully!
I think gnome is a keep it simple type of interface, very nice and easy to learn, but I miss the customization that KDE offers, mind you I’m sure KDE is more resource intensive the gnome.
I also added XFCE to this installation, it is sparse but is really fast, I guess low mem/resource footprint.
I must say I still seem always to grvitate towards Suse, even though I have a payed for verions of Xandros Desktop 3.0, nice but I missed my suse LOL.
Sometimes I wish there were only two or three distros to choose from, one of them being suse of course.
It would make things so much easier when looking at all the other distros, which look great as well.