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KDE vs. GNOME on the Desktop

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Sooner or later, the market will have to choose.
Why two, roughly equally well-respected and supported, open source desktops? In a word, philosophy technical and otherwise- KDE is built with C++, while GNOME's developers chose to forego the purely object-oriented approach and coded their libraries in C. They ultimately created the Bonobo component system, based on CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture), to enhance GNOME's modularity without the need for C++. GNOME's founders took some interesting shortcuts to launch the desktop environment just a few months after the original August 1997 announcement.
 read more | mail this link | score:6941 | -Ray, July 7, 2003
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