Originally Posted by enorbet2
I agree, Rookie, there is no need for a DE war...
You can't have it all. KDE is deeper and more powerful which means it is also bigger and slower by comparison, and a little harder to get to know. Having used them all extensively, it is my opinion that it is worth the effort and ram footprint to get the added power and configurability.
I don't think you are retarded. I simply think you are new and easily scared that you might break something. WE are all like that with things with which we aren't familiar and feel heavily invested. That said, if you see a popup menu with an "X" on it, at the very least it would behoove you to RTFM to see what it does. If you are ever so slightly more adventurous or knowledgeable and really hate a desktop item anyway, what did you really stand to lose by clicking the "X"? Did you really suppose the developers put an "X" there to nuke your whole system?
Again sorry for the length but I think this is really important because I see it so much here. People need to feel free to take a few calculated risks, to play around, to learn what is possible if they ever hope to become proficient. Either build a test bed you don't care about or do regular backups to protect your investment and have at it.
I agree on the not having the DE war, But I am not real new and I am sure not scared of "breaking it" lol.
You are certainly right about KDE being slow.
And it has what us Web Developers call "Mystery Navigation"
I like being able to right click on my desktop, and go down to "Change Desktop Background"
Rather than go to some unmarked mystery icon in the upper right hand corner, then go to screen activity, and so on and so on.
And the Kpackagekit, hmm you would think that it would at least be alphabetized.
Or doing a search for something and getting a result.
I saw all these language packs for Thunderbird, but no Thunderbird.
And even doing a search, text and description type, it wouldn't even come up with those Thunderbird language packs that it had listed. That's pretty bad.
I install many things by CLI, which is fine. Sometimes I prefer it that way.
Let's see, also in setting Default Programs, it gives you little options.
The quickest way to a point is in a straight line.
Time is money, and it is pointless to have to go through many many steps to get to an area.
Kind of like in MS cert training courses, to get to disk management they have you go Start/Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer management/Disk Management
When we all know the way to do it is to Right click on Computer/My Computer and go down to Manage.
I'm sure KDE is fine for some, but for ME, I like to get to a place quick to get the job done.
Years ago I was paid to do "Time and Motion" studies for companies to get the best results for the companies and the workers, by doing the smallest physical movement to get the job done in the fewest steps.
KDE would not have passed the study, I would be looking at other ways to save time and money.
This is my wall-o-text
KDE for you, Gnome for me, and we are all happy
( I will probably start writing my own distro derivative soon anyway