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GNOME vs KDE - which is right for you?

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk

Linux User and Developer: "It was quite surprising back then because neither KDE nor GNOME was a commercial project. Both started as open source, and both shared the same goal: to make Linux the best desktop operating system."

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Still more LXDE desktops

http://kmandla.wordpress.com

I keep running into LXDE derivatives. Not physically of course, but it could be an unintended side effect of being on the lookout for distros to try on the Mebius.

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A little healthy kompetition

http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress.com

I go back and forth between the two top desktop environments with Fedora on my Fujitsu laptop — the even numbers, as it turns out, have been GNOME and the odd (with nothing to read into this, honest) have been KDE. Since we’re now at Fedora 13, it’s KDE time.

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Eight Ways GNOME Could be Improved

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Not too long back, I highlighted my feelings on KDE, detailing some of its shortcomings and talking about why it’s not necessarily the de facto desktop I’d recommend to people.

In this piece, I want to show you that the GNOME desktop has a number of issues that need attention as well. I’ll outline eight areas in GNOME that need to be improved for a better user experience.

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E17 review

http://intosimple.blogspot.com

Enlightenment has been quite interesting to me. It has not even got a beta release so far yet I like to use it. That is because, it does things differently. It is very efficient, keeps the CPU far more cooler than any other desktop environment.

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Anatomy of a .desktop file

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The .desktop file fills two primary functions: first, it informs the desktop environment how the file is to be handled by the desktop environment with regard to menu placement, display, environmental variables, and similar. In this function, it resides globally in /usr/share/applications/ and for specific users in $HOME/.local/applications.

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LXDE: Smaller, Faster than KDE or GNOME

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Three years ago, the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE) was a faltering project. However, since then, accounts of LXDE's death have proved greatly exaggerated, and the project is once again flourishing.

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KDE Review: KDE 4.4 Comes in from the Cold

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Between radical changes and limited functionality, the KDE 4 series got off to a rough start. However, with each release, KDE 4 has improved steadily and silenced more critics. Now, with the 4.4 release, the series has reached first maturity.

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Up close and personal with LXDE

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Regular visitors to this site will know that Fluxbox is Trent’s and Patrick’s preferred window manager. I, too, am impressed with its speed and customizability, and its low overhead.

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Reviewed: Gnome 2.28

http://www.tuxradar.com

The Gnome project's latest release, comes just in time to be bolted on to Karmic Koala. But with KDE making big strides forward with each point release of KDE 4, are the Gnome team doing enough to keep up? Only just... read on to find out more!

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KDE4 overtaking GNOME in terms of usability?

http://www.nuxified.org

Whereas GNOME so far made sacrifices to flexibility and power in order to improve usability KDE4 is succeeding in having its cake and eating it too. They merge flexibility with ingenious design to create a desktop environment in which having lots of options to choose from doesn't impair the ease of use and in some cases actually aids it."

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Gnome Shell – Your Next Desktop Environment

http://maketecheasier.com

There’s been some grumbling among the Gnome community about if and when Gnome would have a major overhaul. Well with Gnome 3 we’ll have it in the form of Gnome Shell. It pretty much replaces the panel and window manager in a normal Gnome installation with a fully composited environment with some great new functionality.

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LXDE 0.4.2 Review and Screenshot Tour

http://www.internetling.com

I am a big fan of light desktop environments. Well, most people looking for a lighter alternative normally settle for a lightweight window manager, such as Fluxbox or AwesomeWM.

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A lightweight heavyweight

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If I had to name the open source projects with the largest development teams, Gnome and KDE would probably come to mind. After that I read on the LXDE devlopment blog that they rank quite high in the list of active projects on Ohloh.

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KDE 4.3.0 RC2 Codenamed "Canteras" Released

http://kde.org

The KDE Team has released another release candidate for KDE called "Canteras". It contains only few changes compared to RC1 which suggests that the 4.3 is stabilizing and shaping up well for the 4.3.0 release on 28th of July.

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