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Re: kde requirements?

On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 01:41:52 -0800 (PST)
Cem Kayali <> wrote:

> > Nothing specific, unfortunately it's the bells and whistles that
> > make it an attractive alternative for windows users. Despite some
> > permission configuration requirements, KDE is quite usable for
> > somebody with no previous *nix experience. When everything on KDE
> > functions, I consider it a drop-in replacement for windows and up
> > to now, arch linux is about the only os/distro I can bare to use.
> > Being bleeding edge, I was unsure as to how far behind NetBSD might
> > be feature-wise, where KDE is concerned

My wife -- not a Unix user -- uses KDE quite successfully.  Most pieces
of it just work on NetBSD.  Some of the multimedia stuff is a bit
flaky, i.e., flash.  A couple of years ago, user-switching didn't work
well, but I haven't tried it lately.  All in all, I judge it a success.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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