Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: None <>
From: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/22/2002 05:16:26

On 21 Mar 2002 at 10:37, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> And how does providing a nice desktop environment for those who wish
> to use such a thing change that?  After all, the underlying mechanisms
> are still there for people who wish to use them.

basically it is no problem to provide a "nice desktop". To my 
experience these desktops (KDE, Gnome) need lots of ressources 
and are not too stable. Many users do not understand that a 
desktop is not the OS, I know of some users that keep saying 
"linux is not stable" because KDE (or better the version they 
tested) crashed.

And then, who *uses* a desktop? Most or at least a large 
number of users have an OS/Desktop as an application loader. 

What I liked was a common, standardized configuration file for 
*all* window managers/desktops.