Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 21:49 UTC
Editorial "I used KDE as my primary desktop from 1996 through 2006, when I installed the GNOME version of Ubuntu and found that I liked it better than the KDE desktop I'd faced every morning for so many years. Last January, I got a new Dell Latitude D630 laptop and decided to install Kubuntu on it, but within a few weeks, I went back to GNOME. Does this mean GNOME is now a better desktop than KDE, or just that I have become so accustomed to GNOME that it's hard for me to give it up?"
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RE: Challenge yourself
by lemur2 on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 00:04 UTC in reply to "Challenge yourself"
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If anybody actually bothers to read the article, they will notice that Robin Miller's biggest issues were not kde-specific, but distribution specific.

Had he used Mandriva or Opensuse, most of his "KDE issues" would have vanished.

He does have a point: habits are hard to break and most people do not want to have to learn something new.

But I also have a point to make: breaking a habit is a liberating experience. Challenging yourself in any area in life to go beyond your cognitive laziness and explore new ways of doing things is very enriching and worthwhile.

For what is worth, KDE works for me, although I have used Gnome at times and been generally productive with it too.

Concur with this. For usability, each has advantages & quirks.

In the future, once KDE 4 matures a bit, KDE will have the far more solid framework. KDE also has no mono dependencies, and KDE is licensed as GPL v3, so it has far less patent risk than GNOME.

For me, this means that KDE is the way to go of the future, without doubt.

Now if we could only convince Mozilla & Sun of that truth, so that Firefox & OpenOffice both gained better integration with the KDE desktop.

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