"Although many desktop features, such as the panel,
differ in only minor ways between desktops, menus are another
matter. GNOME, KDE, and Xfce all offer beginners a classic menu
with sub-menus that open out across the desktop.
"But KDE also offers two more advanced choices, Kickoff and
Lancelot. In addition, both GNOME and KDE include minimalist menu
tools best suited for advanced users. A survey of these choices
makes for an interesting study in interface design and user
preference. Classic Menus
"For years, the classic menu was the standard on all computer
desktops. It has gone through several variations, including
Windows' dynamic menus that only display the items you use most
often until you expand them, and GNOME's division into a menu bar
with top level menus for applications, places, and system
configuration. But the basic idea does not vary much."
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