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: It's the applications
by pinky on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 14:30 UTC in reply to "It's the applications"
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>think someone should try the KDE and Gnome equivalent applications and find which ones he likes best.
e.g. K3B vs Gnome Baker...

i have done it and the winner was... no one!

For me CD/DVD burning apps are one of the big mistakes in the software world!

At the time the first CD recorder came up people started to ask "how do i use it" and the first reaction was "write a application". But in my eye this was a mistake. We don't have a special app to write to a floppy, we don't have a spcial app to write to a memory-stick, we don't have a special app to write to a memory-card, etc. So why should we have a special app to write to a CD/DVD?

Writing to a CD/DVD should be as normal as writing to any other storage. This means: burn files to a CD/DVD? Use the filemanager. Burn a Audio-CD? User your Jukebox. Burn a Video? Use your Video app. etc.

GNOME is going this way: You can burn your data right from nautilus without open an extra app and you can burn your music directly from rhythmbox without open an extra app.

Sure the current GNOME solution is far away from beeing complete and perfect. But i'm sure that's the right way to go. An extra app to burn CD/DVD is a basic design error. This should happen where the data are like for any other stoarge medium too.

Edited 2008-03-22 14:31 UTC

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