Using KDE/Comparisons


  • In terms of the basic desktop layout, KDE more-closely follows a Microsoft Windows style with a taskbar, start menu, and various other things. On the other hand, GNOME takes the Mac OS X approach, placing the menu bar on top of the screen and a separate bar for currently-open applications (the Task Bar).
  • KDE and GNOME each have their own set of usability and accessibility guidelines:
  • KDE is built with the Qt toolkit while GNOME uses GTK.
  • KDE is written in C++ and GNOME in C.
  • While GTK is a very popular toolkit for Linux and thus most apps have better integration with GNOME, KDE's interface is normally considered slicker and more polished, possibly due to the underlying Qt toolkit.
Last modified on 25 April 2012, at 22:55