"It stands to reason that a column devoted to the Linux desktop
is going to have to say something about this current Gnome/KDE
brouhaha. That, and the fact that the column's writer can't resist
a good verbal scrap every once in a while."
"But my entry into this fray may actually surprise some
people: who cares? Seriously, in all this technical bickering back
and forth and comparing who's got the largest corporate sponsors,
has anyone just sat down and figured out that the average user is
just going to use what's put in front of him or her?"
"From a user interface point of view, the differences between
KDE and Gnome are negligible. You read that right. Negligible. Both
environments use the same windows/dialog box/menu GUI that's been a
staple in user interfaces since the Xerox PARC days of lore. Sure,
there are some differences. Gnome calls icons "launchers"--KDE
calls them "nicknames." Big deal. How do I apply a theme in Gnome?
In the Control Center. How do I apply a theme in KDE? Hmmm...the
Control Center? Bingo!"
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