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[7]: From GNOME to KDE and back
by leos on Sun 23rd Mar 2008 04:15 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: From GNOME to KDE and back"
leos
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I administer about a hundred Linux desktops on XDMCP/NX servers. And believe me, copying around config files to change settings is *not* as easy as it gets. Not granular enough. I need more control and fine-grained configurability than that.


Fine, I'm not the right person to ask about KDE tools to support your need (I'm sure it can be done, but I'm not a systems administrator). We're talking home users here, not systems administrators.

Copying around config files sounds like something out of the DOS dark ages.


For a single user, it's way easier. You don't really expect a home user to bother to learn the syntax of some random config exporting tool do you? Most users will just setup their environment manually after a reinstall, and the next easiest thing is to copy config files (I just copy the whole .kde directory). A dedicated tool is more powerful, but no one but system admins would ever use it, so it's not really relevant to the discussion.

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