[Novalug] gnome vs. KDE
jecottrell3 at comcast.net
jecottrell3 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 8 19:39:37 EDT 2009
It's nice when my opinions are validated. I am sure KDE4 will be nice someday, and maybe it is to someone who never saw KDE3, but to those who did, it's one pain after another.
I suppose your remark about Ubuntu's "illegal codes" is tit-for-tat re: my remark about relative sizeof(cojones), but if you ask me, what is illegal is restricting technology. If there is a file format, a filesystem format, or a device specification, it should be OPEN TO ALL!
Yeah, I know that Red Hat is a bigger target Canonical, so it has to be a bit more paranoid than I think it wants to be. So perhaps they have indeed taken the wiser course. Of course, if Canonical gets away with distributing those "naughty bits" (which is a Way Cooler term than "illegal codes") for long enough, then it's a moot point; if you don't protect your "Intellectual Property", your ownership lapses.
To answer the original guy's question, why choose? Run ALL the distros you are interested in.
Heck, 16G is enough for just about any distro, so chop your disk up into as many pieces and
put a different distro in each one...and yes...even Windows.
I like KDE better because I like konqueror better than nautilus, and konsole better than gnome-terminal. I also liked the KDE3 Control Center being all in one place.
Hey, no vi vs emacs war? :)
P.S. with apologies to John Prine
And you may see me tonight / With an Illegal Code
It don't cost very much / But it runs on my node
Won't you please tell The Man / I didn't kill anyone
I was just to getting my network to run
----- Original Message -----
From: "greg pryzby" <greg at pryzby.org>
To: "Sean McGowan" <scepticanagramwonk at verizon.net>
Cc: "Novalug" <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2009 6:54:33 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Novalug] gnome vs. KDE
KDE 4 is atrocious. It is severely broken and was released too early. I am not a huge Gnome fan, but I run it and enlightenment. I hope KDE gets better.
I do use k3b to burn discs though... so you can use kde and gnome at the same time
On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM, Sean McGowan < scepticanagramwonk at verizon.net > wrote:
I have been running Ubuntu Intrepid for roughly 7 months now, and am
thinking about switching to Fedora with its new release tomorrow. Being
a relative newbie, I want to try other distros just to get a good
feeling about what is available. On this thread I would like to get
opinions on GNOME vs KDE. Any opinions are appreciated.
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