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[4]: Challenge yourself
by WereCatf on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Challenge yourself"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Beagle in particular will give a lot of GNOME-based desktops a dependency on mono.

GNOME does support tracker also, it is not dependant on Beagle. It's just merely the fact that distro providers usually choose Beagle for one or another reason. Blame the packagers instead ;)

GNOME desktop itself isn't dependant on Mono (thank God), and removing Mono doesn't remove any major functionality either. There's alternatives to all those Mono apps, like f.ex. I always use Rhythmbox, not going to touch Banshee/Muine.

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RE[5]: Challenge yourself
by chemical_scum on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 22:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Challenge yourself"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

GNOME does support tracker also, it is not dependant on Beagle. It's just merely the fact that distro providers usually choose Beagle for one or another reason. Blame the packagers instead ;)


Ubuntu Gutsy wisely uses Tracker rather than Beagle as as its default metadata database. However it is distributed with the Mono libraries and the F-Spot and Tomboy applications installed. Nice applications but hardly essential. No great loss to uninstall them.

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