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?

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 !!

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 KDE 4.1 is generally considered to be 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.

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.

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…

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.

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

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.

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?

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. :wink: It’s incredible.