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KDE or GNOME

Poll ended at Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:20 pm

KDE
23
70%
GNOME
5
15%
Something else
5
15%
 
Total votes : 33

Postby youlikeicecream » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:48 am

smb is a protocol, like ftp:// or http://, therefore has a double forward slash after the colon, for the record

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Postby nelz » Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:53 am

You're right. KDE is a little inconsistent in this. The kioslaves, like smb:/ and media:/, use a single slash, whereas other protocols use a double slash, like fish://. As I'd been working with a directory over fish://, I automatically typed two slashes :(
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Postby youlikeicecream » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:01 am

To confuse this subject more, gnome uses triple slashes for computer:///

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Postby towy71 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:39 am

sorry pedant alert
double oblique in konqueror smb:// tells me that it is a malformed url, single oblique smb:/ works ;-)
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Postby youlikeicecream » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:50 am

Nautilus accepts ' smb:/// ' , if i put smb:/ or smb:// it transforms it to smb:///


anyway this is all beside the point ... I like gnome and KDE, but I personally preffer Gnome for its stability.

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Postby MachuMan » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:11 pm

interesting how many people here are stating a preference for gnome, and yet the poll doesnt reflect this?

note: i wanted to vote for gnome but cant seem to do it, maybe thats the reason?
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Postby towy71 » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:23 pm

whoever set the poll up set a time limit maybe ;-)

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Postby alloydog » Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:55 pm

I don't have a favourite as such, I liked KDE when I used SuSE 9.1 & 9.2, but I have quite old PCs and they tended to struggle under the load. I now use BeatrIX, which uses Gnome, and I am quite happy with that.

KDE seemed to be more flexible/customisable, and definately oozed with eyecandy, however, Gnome is lighter to run. At the end of the day, they both do the same job, and I think it's case of horses for courses.
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Postby youlikeicecream » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:53 pm

I am with you alloy,

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Postby Flea » Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:30 am

youlikeicecream wrote:Please dont get me wrong but I do love Kde too, particularly Amarok


Amarok runs just fine under Gnome. Yes, you have the overhead of kdelibs but Rhythmbox is pretty piss poor IMHO, it is one example of an oversimplified interface killing the usefulness of an application. The other KDE app I can't live without is K3B, again this runs fine under Gnome.
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Postby M0PHP » Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:06 pm

Flea wrote:but Rhythmbox is pretty piss poor IMHO, it is one example of an oversimplified interface killing the usefulness of an application.


I rather like Rhythmbox, it's just it's stability and sluggishness of loading the library that irritates me and stops me from using it. :evil:
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re menu editing in GNOME

Postby lok1950 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:35 pm

Try Smeg installed in on FC4 a couple hours after install. great little app you have to be root of course

edit you don't need to be root only user menu change
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Postby Flea » Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:59 am

M0PHP wrote:
Flea wrote:but Rhythmbox is pretty piss poor IMHO, it is one example of an oversimplified interface killing the usefulness of an application.


I rather like Rhythmbox, it's just it's stability and sluggishness of loading the library that irritates me and stops me from using it. :evil:


Not to mention poor last.fm/audioscrobbler integration, the main reason I don't run it on my Gnome desktop.
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Postby A-Wing » Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:55 pm

I run BMP (Beep Music Player) under Gnome, it is basically XMMS re-written in GTK. I also ditch Totem for MPlayer and shove in the windows codecs. Speaking of which the MPlayer project is in need of donations so I think that is where my donation next month is going to.
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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:51 am

Ditto, I run BMP (which is XMMS recoded for GTK+ 2 -- the original was GTK+ 1). Haven't tried to compile any XMMS plugins against it yet, though...

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