Re: Why does Debian default to Gnome?
I agree what you wtote about GNOME but will be good that users have a
choice what they want to install.
I like both desktops but last time when I wanted to uninstall
Evolution with Synaptci it wanted to uninstall Gnome too. Is it look
----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Fabian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:33 pm
Subject: Re: Why does Debian default to Gnome?
> "Edward C. Jones" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Why does Debian default to gnome? When I install a
> I believe GNOME sprang up partially in response to KDE using Qt,
> had a non-free license at the time. Debian is heavily influenced by
> notions of software freedom, and even though qt is now available
> a free license, GNOME became the default desktop environment of free
> software ideologues (being a GNU project probably doesn't hurt there,
> either), while KDE depended on a proprietary library. But they're
> both free software desktops; if it defaulted to KDE, someone would be
> asking why the default was that. Debian seems somewhat unusual in
> that both appear to be packaged on equal-footing, although it
> takes an
> extra step to get KDE coming up instead of GNOME.
> > configurable. Is there a gnome-like theme for kde? Are there hidden
> > configuration options for gnome (in conf files, etc.)? Sample
> > question: how do I make windows "snap to" each other in gnome?
> GNOME gets criticized for confusing simplicity of interface with
> simply making features unavailable, KDE gets criticized for a
> cluttered interface and being too Windows-like. (Personally, I don't
> find KDE to be very Windows-like at all, except inasmuch as Windows
> doesn't expect you to have to drop down to editing text-based
> configuration files, so errs on the side of making lots of things
> configurable through a GUI.) It's a matter of taste; if you like
> use it. If you like GNOME, use it.
> Holding down the shift key while moving a window will get you some
> snap-functionality under GNOME.
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