May 20, 2008
Seeing Linux clearly: Demystifying KDE and GNOME
Ok, you have to give some kudos to Windows: everyone knows what a window is. In the Linux world, KDE and GNOME arenÃ¢â¬â¢t quite as obvious. A gnome stands in your garden or inhabits the World of Warcraft, and KDE doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t even spell a word. The truth is theyÃ¢â¬â¢re the two major window environments for Linux today; if you donÃ¢â¬â¢t like one type of UI you have another. HereÃ¢â¬â¢s what they do, how they differ and how you can bend them to your will.