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