GNOME and KDE Wrestle With Menus

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If you believe that desktop features can be intuitive, then a survey of the available menus in free and open source (FOSS) desktops should disabuse you of the notion.

Although many desktop features, such as the panel, differ in only minor ways between desktops, menus are another matter. GNOME, KDE, and Xfce all offer beginners a classic menu with sub-menus that open out across the desktop.

But KDE also offers two more advanced choices, Kickoff and Lancelot. In addition, both GNOME and KDE include minimalist menu tools best suited for advanced users. A survey of these choices makes for an interesting study in interface design and user preference…

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