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  • #46
    Originally posted by KDesk View Post
    Arch Linux is a really great distribution! Simple, rolling release and follows the KISS principle.

    If you are going to try it, I recommend you to use KDEmod. it's a modular and tweaked package set of KDE with some useful additions.
    You have to only add an extra repository to use it.
    The best Linux distro in my opinion and new KDE packages appear in Arch even before official announcement. Btw. In Kubuntu KDE is about 70% in my native language and about 30% in English. In Arch 100% native language. I wonder if it's problem for them to just use KDE localization files?

    @Melcar

    Can you give some examples what's bloated in KDE? I find only usefull options here. If Gnome makes the job easier it's also highly subjective. This "philosophy" just doesn't allow me to do what I want and to have what I want to have. How long were you waiting for tabs in Thunar, because it wasn't clear if it's "right path"?

    However tastes are different.

    P.S. I don't like when some guru decides what's best for me and treats me like an idiot. If I don't like some feature I disable or ignore it.

    P.S. 2 Really bloated was KDE 3, but KDE 4 is much slimmer IMHO.

    P.S. 3 Sorry for frequently editing, but I see mistakes while after posting.

    EDIT:

    [I don't believe they can do apps with same number of features as KDE apps, because I never experienced this] Sorry, they're able to: Exile and some another Amarok like player, GIMP, Open Office (it's not Gnome, but I thought it's hard to do KDE rich feature apps using Gtk*, because lack of some visual designer tools).
    Last edited by kraftman; 05-02-2009, 03:08 AM.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by kraftman View Post

      @Melcar

      Can you give some examples what's bloated in KDE? I find only usefull options here. If Gnome makes the job easier it's also highly subjective. This "philosophy" just doesn't allow me to do what I want and to have what I want to have. How long were you waiting for tabs in Thunar, because it wasn't clear if it's "right path"?

      However tastes are different.

      P.S. I don't like when some guru decides what's best for me and treats me like an idiot. If I don't like some feature I disable or ignore it.

      P.S. 2 Really bloated was KDE 3, but KDE 4 is much slimmer IMHO.

      P.S. 3 Sorry for frequently editing, but I see mistakes while after posting.

      .

      Didn't I just specify that it's all personal opinion? Maybe you don't consider particular features "bloat" but I do. It's just the way I like to work and get things done.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Melcar View Post
        Didn't I just specify that it's all personal opinion? Maybe you don't consider particular features "bloat" but I do. It's just the way I like to work and get things done.
        Of course. I was just interested what specific features you don't like.

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        • #49
          KDE is much more customizable than many DE, and of course, much more than GNOME.

          For example, in GNOME you can only change some aspects of the theme, the color of the WM, of GTK and the icons. If you want more, you have to do it in some non GUI mode.

          In KDE you can do anything, it is about customization!
          In Dolphin (and many more apps) you can arrange (with the mouse) the position of all the panels, information, places, folders, terminal.
          KDE has Plasma, which supports many widgets, also the ones from Google, OS X. Kwin has a build in compositor.
          KDE uses many great technologies such as Phonon, Solid, Decibel, Nepomuk

          KDE is not comparable to GNOME, the KDE apps are very integrated. Gnome doesn't even have a official music player, Rhythmbox has loosed his maintainer. You could say Banshee is the one, but it uses Mono (C#) which isn't part of Gnome it self, it isn't a "core technology", it's not integrated.

          Also, some people say: "Qt is half proprietary" What??? It is about choose, you can choose if you want to use GPL, LGPL, QPL... You can use Qt with LGPL which is the same as GTK's license.

          KDE has a directions to go, to evolve, thank's to the new great foundations of KDE 4 and Qt 4, it has future.

          Some people choose one WM or the other DE, I choose KDE, thanks to the free/open source software you are able to choose what to use.

          Let see what happens with the third version of Gnome.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by KDesk View Post
            Let see what happens with the third version of Gnome.
            Not much is going to happen, look at gnome-session 'saving session' regression that everyone experienced gone so long unfixed.

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