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 WorknMan on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 00:05 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.

Haha, another one of those 'he was using the wrong' distro arguments. IMHO, if the type of distro you're using can determine whether or not you can use the GUI to properly configure your network options, there is a fundemental problem somewhere. And even if he switches to Mandriva (or whatever) and this stuff works, there's probably gonna be other stuff that doesn't work.

As for desktop environments..
I can see how global hotkeys might change between desktop environments, but I would think that once you set things like your networking options and default mail program, that stuff ought to just work no matter what desktop environment you're using.

Edited 2008-03-22 00:05 UTC

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