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[News] The Role of 2 Main Desktop Environments in the Success of GNU/Linux

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How can GNOME and KDE developers create the modern Linux desktop?

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| KDE and GNOME are the mainstream desktop environments for GNU/Linux. There 
| are lightweight options that use fewer resources, such as Xfce or Fluxbox, 
| but new users are more likely to encounter KDE or GNOME, which most closely 
| follow the familiar desktop metaphors common to Windows or Mac.   
| The historic challenge for the KDE and GNOME developers has been to reproduce 
| the functionality available to users of other operating systems, and a bit 
| more besides. But in recent times the developers have begun to look towards a 
| future that might take the desktop further beyond the accepted conventions.   



Xfce Linux Desktop: Better Than KDE or GNOME?

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| In the last year or so, KDE has been rethinking the desktop (and sometimes
| leaving its users behind), while GNOME has seemed to lack a united design
| philosophy. Xfce 4.6 is in striking contrast to both these directions. While
| neither strikingly new nor full of changes for change's sake, its features
| represent a return to desktop basics. Xfce has always been fast and efficient
| in the best UNIX tradition, but, with the 4.6 release, the desktop has
| finally found a balance such traditions and the usability of a modern
| desktop.
| I don't know about anyone else, but the fact that Xfce has achieved this
| balance makes me reassess my view of it as the third desktop in free
| software. I am seriously thinking of switching to Xfce 4.6 myself. Moreover,
| the next time I introduce someone to GNU/Linux, I think I'll encourage them
| to use Xfce rather than GNOME or KDE.


Gnome vs KDE in Ubuntu - 2009

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| Two very popular Desktop Environments , that are used by two major Ubuntu
| distributions.
| Ubuntu uses as default Gnome and Kubuntu uses KDE. If we are to keep the
| facts straight we need to also take into consideration the versions. Ubuntu
| OS taken into consideration is 8.10 called (Intrepid Ibex). Ubuntu 8.10 uses
| Gnome 2.24 and Kubuntu 8.10 uses KDE 4.1.


Combined KDE and Gnome developers meeting

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| Following a decision by the developers of the KDE and Gnome desktops in mid
| 2008 to co-host the Akademy and Guadec developers events on Gran Canaria in
| 2009, the organisers have now fixed the date: Guadec and Akademy will be held
| from the 3rd to the 11th of July 2009.


Fancy Up Your KDE or GNOME With Eye Candy [Linux]

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| Two web sites that are all about eye candy for for Linux are KDE-Look and
| GNOME-Look.
| [...]
| If you ever wanted to know where people get the super-cool stuff for Linux
| that makes it look so modern, sleek and so on - said people probably got it
| all (or at least a good chunk of it) from one of those two sites.


GNOME's Stormy Peters on the Most Important Desktop Issue

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| The GNOME Foundation executive director, Stormy Peters, recently wrote a bit
| about why the focus on "the KDE versus GNOME" debate is not the real issue.
| Many commenters on her post agree (while others actively demonstrate) that it
| is counterproductive.


Ubuntu Ultimate 2.0 : Ubuntu 8.10 + Well Customized GNOME + Multimedia
Codecs + KDE Goodies

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| After Ubuntu gained popularity, some distributions switched
| to Ubuntu as their base distribution. Also many new Ubuntu
| based distributions started to appear. Most of these can be
| categorized based on the following criteria,
|     * Customized based on Desktop Environment
|     (KDE/GNOME/XFCE etc...)
|     * Customized based on country/language/religion
|     * Customized with extra applications/drivers/multimedia
|     codecs
|     * Customized for a specific purpose
|     (scientific/forensic/academic etc...)


GNOME 2.25.3 released !

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| Wow we are so late this time -- probably some Debian blood is still
| flowing through my veins -- but this is really worth it, 2.25.3 is
| here and there is goodness overflowing.

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