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01-22-2012, 08:21 PM
I like both Desktops, but which one is more or better supported by PC-BSD?
By the way, thank you for Releasing that great OS!
01-22-2012, 08:43 PM
I'm not sure if it is "more supported", but PC-BSD has been, historically, a KDE-centric project. I think most of the tools are written in Qt, which is the basis for KDE, so the developers are probably more familiar with KDE. I'd also like to point out that GNOME 2.32, the version in PC-BSD, is now considered at the end of its life by the GNOME project. Those developers are focused on GNOME 3 these days.
In short, if you like both, you'll probably find more support in this community using KDE.
01-23-2012, 06:57 AM
KDE is more supported than Gnome for several reasons. The first one, as said, is that PCBSD exploits Qt for almost all its tools, and therefore is much more integrated with KDE (that is based also on Qt). Another reason is that Gnome is not well supported in FreeBSD, I mean it is more complicated to port Gnome to FreeBSD than porting KDE, and that is due to the fact that Gnome is much more Linux oriented than *nix oriented.
Besides this, both work well and you can use KDE applications within Gnome and vice-versa, so you are free to choose what fits better your needs.
01-24-2012, 02:17 PM
You guys are great, thank you for your help/advise :-)
I like kde so I will continue to use it.
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