[Novalug] KDE 4
macoafi at gmail.com
Fri May 29 03:49:09 EDT 2009
On Thursday 28 May 2009 6:07:44 pm jecottrell3 at comcast.net wrote:
> You don't get to Break Things and then claim that the UI is better.
Back at 4.0, which was a DEVELOPER release, things were broken, yes. Now
though? Not any more than the usual number of bugs any software has.
> It's the APPS that count. Akonadi? All Fedora does is complain that it's
Sounds like a Fedora issue to me. Kubuntu runs fine.
> You want to know the awful truth? I used to have one home directory that I
> would mount from various Linuxi. But the Window Systems kept stomping on
> each other because each vendor did something slightly different from each
Why is your X Window System config file (xorg.conf) in ~?
> Changing the settings in the Control Panel in one Linux would make another
> one go haywire. Now I have a subdirectory named after the distro, and if I
> want a common directory, I symlink it to the real version one level up.
Were they running different versions? Sharing configs between different versions
of software generally falls into the "bad idea" category.
> And that rats nest of dotfiles and directories; who can keep up with it
All KDE configs go in ~/.kde ...unlike GNOME, which puts dotfile and dot-
directories all over ~
> Your think may indeed be Window Systems, and I applaud your interest, but
> what do I REALLY get for all your efforts? Window systems are often slower
> than they were 10 years ago.
Um, I have nothing to do with the X Window System. But yes, a lot of desktops
are getting slower even though the hardware is faster. Too many services
running. Some programmers think the solution to bad algorithms is to throw
more hardware at the problem.
> And FWIW, the Big Picture, the Rollout is what sucked, because the User
The rollout was a bunch of distros deciding that "normal users" need what was
essentially a development snapshot.
> Nobody likes being lost.
Use the CLI.
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