I've been using KDE for a long time, for reasons that are no longer
important to me. I have remained out of pure inertia.
I use gnome happily at work, both on Fedora and Ubuntu. All I need from any
of them is a panel with some favorites, and a pager for multiple desktops.
I spend most of my time in vim, in the C program and documentation
toolchains or in a browser.
The reason I bring this up is that my account just froze on me from running
out of disk space. A little research showed that an odd-sounding thing
called nepomuk was using 7.2 G (SEVEN GIGS) in some dotfiles. It turns out
to be a KDE client - whatever that is. I've got a lot of space here and
there, but my /home partition was never near full before.
I'd like to just nuke nepomuk, but fear the consequences. I'm seriously
entertaining ideas about a more efficient way to run my Gentoo system,
although I'll probably keep kdelibs because I like a few of their games.
Similarly for gnome. But I wonder what I should do about the rest.
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD