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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 subjective, but KDE leaves much to be desired in terms of user 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..."

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