Difference between KDE and Gnome Desktop systems

by on November 21, 2006 · 23 comments· LAST UPDATED November 21, 2006

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Often new Linux desktop user get confused about KDE and Gnome Desktop system. This guide tries to provide the basic differences between KDE and Gnome.

From the article:
This is not, by any means a comprehensive look at the differences between KDE and Gnome, but it should give new users a small taste of their different strengths and weaknesses and their philosophical approaches to usability.

The focus is particularly on Ubuntu and Kubuntu, but aspects of this comparison can apply to other Linux distributions as well.

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=> Read KDE and Gnome Comparison - KDE and Gnome Comparison [psychocats.net]

In case if you don't know - You can have both installed together and switch back and forth whenever you feel like it :D

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1 neo April 25, 2007 at 11:43 am

hellow sir i’m new to redhad linux. i don’t about linux o.s. but, i want learn more in linux
(ex:- server service, how to change the kernal for linux, how to manage the hard disk)
so, kindly guide to me get efficient.

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2 Mahmood September 7, 2008 at 8:02 am

thanks it helped me :)

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3 sayan March 24, 2009 at 4:22 am

i’m a newee in linux.
Please tell me about the partitioning and user interface in fedora(dual booting with xp).
how can i install mp3 player in fedora without internet.

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4 amit kumar keshri May 21, 2009 at 7:26 am

i am still confused about the difference between kde and gnome

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5 saad August 29, 2014 at 11:10 am

lool me too

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6 raj July 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

i am still confused about the difference between kde and gnome

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7 ramya August 2, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I am a new user to to linux. How to install anti virus in ubuntu .Is antivirus is necessary ? if yes which antivirus u fell better

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8 sathish September 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Hai……It is not necessary. The viruses wont do anything in linux.But the viruses will come in the system. If you want to install an antivirus means there are lot of antivirus available there you can install kaspersky but i think its 300rupees. Better you can try the avast antivirus which is available for free….search in google to download that.
Note:if you are using ubuntu means the package should be in .deb format which is executed in ubuntu.

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9 Gagan March 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

There is no need to install an anti-virus into your linux OS such as Ubuntu, Red Hat 9, Fedora etc. The reason is, unlike windows, the virus in linux are not executable (not .exe) at any cost. So, none of your files are going to affect. from that virus.
Rather, you can simply trace the virus file and simply right click on it and click on, ‘move to trash’. Virus is terminated.

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10 Aarti Singh Chauhan August 8, 2009 at 5:44 am

diffence is only the look of icons

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11 shaq October 27, 2010 at 5:43 pm

its the ease of use as well :)

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12 Aarti Singh Chauhan August 8, 2009 at 6:03 am

only difference i got is the look of icons in both os

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13 Gagan March 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

change in the looks of the icon is definitely correct.
But, another thing is:-
In KDE you will get a, “refresh window” button when you simply right click on the working area, similar to that of Windows OS.
Where as, in GNOME there is no, “refresh” button at all.

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14 sandy April 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

i would say there is no need for refresh in gnome because tats one step where it is ahead of KDE, gnome constantly refreshes it interface for milliseconds thus making it better!

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15 danish February 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

hello sir i’m new to redhad linux. i don’t about linux o.s. but, i want learn more in linux

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16 bosi March 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

hello con you explain in brief the differences between KDE ad GNOME

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17 Hassan March 15, 2010 at 5:00 am

what is the differance between KDE and GNOME in linux

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18 worlase April 7, 2010 at 11:35 am

What is the differebce between KDE and GNOME

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19 JAHID HUSSAIN August 15, 2010 at 7:46 pm

what are the main differences between GNOME and KDE?

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20 anila September 12, 2010 at 5:34 am

iam also confused about diffrence between kde and gnome

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21 Bekim May 31, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Thank you very much sir, it helped me a lot.

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22 mm October 11, 2011 at 4:30 pm

KDE is more with graphics and gnome has less graphics…That is the main difference.

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23 ntezeyombi February 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

pliz i wont to know the difference between KDE and GNOM

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