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post #11 of 15
kde... *sigh*

thats all i have to say on kde...

i guess i really havent given it a HUGE chance, only used it on and off for a few weeks at a time really... best implementation of kde i found was opensuse, but i cant stand the distro/community so i wont use it

openbox ftw

shouldnt be stuck with gnome and kde... there is a lot more DEs out there
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
at first, you will think "OMG they've copied windows 7 aero!"

then once you start looking around, and getting use to it you will be like "OMG, windows 7 aero is retarded in comparison!"

then after a bit (a week or two) go back into gnome and you you will be like "w t f! why is gnome so ugly? why can't it do this or that! whose idea was it to make gnome the default of 90% of all distro's out there?!"

then you will go back into windows and sigh, cause you'll be missing all the greatness of kwin...
More like "OMG how did I ever live with gnome"

I'm already in love with it =]
post #13 of 15
Greetz
I would like to encourage you in trying KDE. Of course what one uses is largely dependent on what one does since if all that is, is surf the webz for example, Blackbox or even CLI are all one really needs. However that assumes one will be continuing to do things just like always (stuck in a rut, IMHO) instead of discovering new ways to do more things and enjoy the experience while learning.

I have always loved KDE more than Gnome for one basic reason and that is File Managers are so fundamentally important to me that they make it or break it for me and Konqueror stands head and shoulders above Nautilus for configurability and power and now Dolphin stands above Konqueror. It took me awhile to warm up to Dolphin because I loved the quick switch to dual pane and view type and quick access to Home, Root, File Systems, Network, Samba shares, etc. The "while" was finding out where Dolphin keeps those but they are all there and then some.

Besides File Managers I have to admit that I upgraded to v4 KDE right away and it was a bit of a mess at first largely because the Dev Team were a bit too ambitious at first and too quick to release. It was a nightmare resource hog until somewhere around 4.4 and realy got sweet with 4.5. To make it worse for me was that the Hogs were things that I did not understand why I would even want them - mainly Akonadi, Strigi, and Nepomuk and a few associated services. I read up on those services and was just blown away at what a huge leap the KDE Team was attempting and that is to database everything for a completely integrated Desktop, essentially that is aware of itself and what you like to do and be informed of.

For example it will keep track of your contacts, favorite information sources, events basically anything and everything you like to do or explore and can organize and inform you in a manner that is both automatic and timely. If you've read more than 2 or 3 of my posts you may gather that I am Old Skool in that I despise my system doing things that I don't initiate. I want total control, no surprises. So at first I thought this was all just more junk I didn't want let alone need. Then I found out that it allows the User to set it up your way and does nothing to the system except keep track and organize according to your wishes.

If you've ever used Picasa or Music Players like Amarok you know how they gather and organize so you are linked in one central location to all such files without anything being actually moved anywhere. Now take a quantum leap and imagine your entire system can be so organized with no changes to it other than centralized locations that link to similar items and all done or not done according to your desires. It's freaking awesome Dude!

Despite the "dumbed down" aspect that Linus is famous for describing Gnome as, I think it is worthy of respect as a starter DE but the comparison to KDE, especially since v4, is something like comparing a Kia to a Mercedes. You think you can't afford it until you learn you really do get what you pay for. Keep working at it and read up on it and KDE will win you over. It might be worth knowing that you can talk directly to KDE devs in IRC channels in real time as well as KDE forums and the sheer size and numbers for solid assistance will likely astound you. Gnome is terribly weak and pale in this regard by comparison.

Give it a solid month and you won;t be able to do without it unless you stick to doing little with your box. Enjoy! and hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
at first, you will think "OMG they've copied windows 7 aero!"

then once you start looking around, and getting use to it you will be like "OMG, windows 7 aero is retarded in comparison!"

then after a bit (a week or two) go back into gnome and you you will be like "w t f! why is gnome so ugly? why can't it do this or that! whose idea was it to make gnome the default of 90% of all distro's out there?!"

then you will go back into windows and sigh, cause you'll be missing all the greatness of kwin...
You just described the cycle I've been stuck in for the last few years. I go back in forth...gnome...kde...openbox....windows...gnome.. .kde...xfce..windows
post #15 of 15
KDE is awesome. Just wished the devs. stopped being such asses and would play nice with the mesa guys. I want a working (and well performing) 3D desktop dammit.
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