which is more user friendly--KDE or GNOME

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 19 19:28:28 UTC 2011

Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> Hi,
> A very basic thing I would like to ask if KDE is more user friendly
> then GNOME desktop?

It depends upon what you like. I use GNOME, but mostly just to
manage windows. I don't use the file browser, or any of the GUI
stuff from the menus. The only menu items I use are "Lock Screen",
"Logout" and the little icon clicks on the workspace bar for
starting my mail reader and browser. I use those about once
per boot up, which is about once per 200 days. Once I have a
terminal window, I just clone it using the right click and
"open terminal", so I guess that's another. Mostly, I use
command line stuff, so for me it wouldn't matter. I don't use
the editors which came with GNOME, gedit or whatever it is.
I use eog, but from the command line with a file name. I use
GIMP once in a while because the version of eog I have is broken
and can't print, but I do it also with the command line and
a file name.

If you use the menus a lot, and the provided editors and
whatnot with the file browser, then I guess it would make
a difference which you liked.

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