KDE looks really pretty but never really feels right aesthetically to use, for me.


KDE sort of feels like a "Microsoft" style Linux UX, where as Gnome reads as a bit more Apple-y to me.

@kai That could be it. I came from #Win95 to #SuSE, then #Red_Hat (this was before the #RHEL / #Fedora split), #Caldera OpenLinux, Fedora, #WinXP, #LinuxMint and others. Over the years, whenever I use a #GNOME based system, I'm soon dissatisfied, but #KDE mostly looks and works the way I expect.
I'm not saying everyone will (or should) like it.

@lnxw48a1 My first computer ran Windows 95 as well. My first distro was Slackware! Which seems a little crazy thinking back on it. I never got X working. I had a friend who loved SuSE. RedHat was the first time I got X working and it was awesome. I went through Mint and Crunchbang phases, and then settled into Debian for a long time. On the side I play with Minix and the BSDs.

Lately, Ubuntu has been killing it, though I'm increasingly intrigued with Alpine.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!