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Re: rant about KDE
I get where Dave is coming from. KDE is very hard to beat as an
'Office' Desktop Environment. KDE attempts to create a common UI look
and feel, and a broad breadth of integrated applications out of the box.
KDE, Gnome, OSX, Unity, Window *, all are successful because they appeal
to a large enough group of someones, and not always for the same reason.
KDE, Gnome, Unity and OSX have all enjoyed increased success because
they provide an out of the box usefulness that Microsoft is pulling away
from...and some people just dislike the M$ 'evil empire' so much they
will go out of their way to boycott them, on principal.
I personally have been using NetBSD since 0.8 ... technically before at
386BSD 0.1! Over the years I would try out "Linux" and found it
chaotic, fragmented, and inconsistent. I've stuck with NetBSD because
it is planed, designed, well thought out, consistent, modular, stable,
and I'm very comfortable with the environment. Most all the tools I
need to do my work.
I'll use KDE Desktop, but most often WindowMaker, and KDE apps under
it. Yeah, weird combo, but I've never quite gotten over NeXTStep. ;-)
It seems to me, the issues with KDE stem form the Linux hack and patch
mentality. The very attitude, which G.N.U. community laughs at every
time Microsoft releases patches on Tuesday.
I have/was running Ubuntu, to cross compile some code, and the rate of
Ubuntu patch/security update is worse than Microsoft!
This is definitely NOT directed at NetBSD developers, but rather at the
Linux brained KDE developers who seem to fail to understand the idea of
software usability and continuity.
I stopped using KDE a while ago. Rather than ranting perhaps you just
need to look at the options. I am just trying IceWM and am liking it
a lot. It let's me set up a desktop my way and is quite configurable.
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