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GNOME vs. KDE: Which Has the Evolutionary Advantage?

Mar 30, 2009, 13:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Framing the KDE vs. GNOME Question

"In many ways, that answer still holds, even if it's not dramatic or very satisfying. Both GNOME and KDE are mature, fully-featured desktops, and the two projects cooperate on common interface standards via freedesktops.org, so the differences between them are often minor. At best, the answer tends to be a careful tallying of the balance sheet, with the victory going to one side or the other on the basis of points rather than any knockout blow.

"More importantly, the most obvious difference between the two major free desktops is philosophical. When KDE 4.0 was released, the project showed itself willing to make revolutionary changes, breaking with the past to such an extent that even backwards compatibility was not guaranteed."

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