Warning: The following blog post contains graphic Linux imagery. Reader discretion is advised.
So most everyone knows at this point that I am of the opinion that KDE > Gnome, however, every so often I get the urge to give Gnome another shot. It inevitably culminates in something causing me to run back to KDE. But anyways, this time I was sort of wanting to try something different, so I booted up Gnome instead of KDE. I think I got farther this time than I have in the past-- probably been Gnome a couple days now. This is my Gnome desktop:
It's purdy. Also, I totally have a crush on Mega Man. True story. *cough*
I enabled Compiz because I like it a lot and it plays nicer with Gnome than it does with KDE in my experience. So I also have all these pretty desktop effects and stuff that I really like. It sooooorta interferes with WoW a little and causes it to randomly crash but it doesn't do it very frequently and I figure that the trade-off is worth it because I'm totally a sucker for pretty desktop effects.
Another awesome thing I really like about Gnome: The "Up" button on folders. KDE got rid of this recently for some reason that I cannot fathom.
Things I wasn't too fond of: lack of Ctrl+Alt+Escape (there's probably another keybind for the same effect but I'm lazy), less customization options overall, etc.
ANYWAYS. I was sort of starting to enjoy the purdyness of Gnome+Compiz and then I discovered something horrible. Namely, Gnome+Compiz does NOT play well with taking screenshots in World of Warcraft. Example:(Why yes, it did take me fifty million years to beat Heroic Oculus)
Looks normal from the outset, but if you take a good look at it, it's all screwed up and tilted and stuff.
In addition, the Gnome screenshot program is inferior to the KDE screenshot program and Gnome also fails to also save a backup screenshot in the WoW screenshot folder.
Soooo, it looks like I'm going back to KDE again because although Gnome+Compiz > KDE... KDE > Gnome-without-Compiz, and I take a lot of screenshots for my blog so it looks like disabling Compiz is gonna have to happen.
Someday I'll get to use my shiny Compiz...