OSNews: KDE 3.1-RC2: I'm Hammering
Nov 11, 2002, 22:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Corey Taylor)
"I have been a big fan of KDE since version 2. The last version
I used seriously was the Slackware 8.1 provided KDE 3.0.1. Though,
I think the 3.0 series is excellent, it still leaves something to
desire. As GNOME 2 matured, I turned my attention away from KDE to
tinker with GNOME for awhile. As much as I respect GNOME, I think
KDE is a more mature desktop environment. KDE's strong
configuration tools are always what keep me coming back. It's
debatable, but KDE is easier to administer than GNOME. Also, the
stock configuration seems much more organized and less
stripped-down compared to GNOME.
"Another thing KDE has over GNOME is it's file manager/web
browser, Konquerer. Nautilus (GNOME's file manager) is really
beginning to come into its own lately, but Konquerer is a much more
complete (some might say bloated) file manager implementation, at
least for now.
"Now that you know why KDE is my preferred desktop, let me share
why I turned my attention away from it to test GNOME 2 for awhile.
KDE is ugly, GNOME 2 is elegant and simple. This is highly
interface aesthetics. Well, this may no longer be the case with the
upcoming 3.1 release. After reading Andreas Pour's "KDE 3.1: The
Best KDE Yet"..., I am convinced the folks behind KDE are serious
about improving KDE's look. Hence, my enthusiastic embrace of this
latest release candidate..."