Seri Al-Najjar Seri_Al-Najjar at
Wed Dec 20 05:08:36 PST 2000

There's quite a lot of discussion going on from advocates of both camps, 
GNOME now has the GNOME Foundation which is backed by Sun, HP, IBM, Compaq, 
RedHat, Mandrake, Debian, Borland, VA Linux and a few others.

On the other side, KDE now has the KDE League which is backed by HP, 
IBM, Compaq, Caldera, Corel, Fujitsu/Siemens, Madrake, SUSE, Trolltech, 
Borland and a few others.

As you can see both teams share pretty much the same backing, the only thing 
that may swing it on the long term survivor stakes is the announcement by Sun
that they will be using GNOME as the default desktop environment in future 
releases of Solaris.

Both teams are working on cross platform support, so that apps written for 
one environment will run seamless in the other.

As Richard has already said, it's down to personal preference, but also, 
there's no reason why you can't run both...


On Wednesday 20 December 2000 11:46 am, you wrote:
> Misquoted from Shlok Smári Datye on 2000/12/20 at 06:14 +0000:
> > Where can I find good comparision of Gnome and KDE? which is better?
> > Some say that KDE doesn't have a change because of the Gnome Foundation.
> > And others say that the Gnome Foundation is just advertisement from
> > various companies.
> > Which is correct?
> There are a bunch of "advocates" for gnome and KDE each slagging off
> the other. Just ignore them and perhaps they will go away. KDE
> and gnome are both very good. What you use is just a matter of
> preference. Most developers (about 70%) use gnome and most developers
> (about 70%) use KDE. About 10% do not use a desktop environment and
> about 15% use something else.
> Pick one at randon, try it for a while, then try the other one. see
> what sutes you - that seems to be what at least 30% of developers
> are doing.
> Richard

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