Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Jan 2009 10:58 UTC
Linux Ever year, Linus Torvalds goes on vacation to Australia, during which he usually also visits linux.conf.au. During his stay this year he gave an interview to ComputerWorld, in which he talked about the success of point releases and the important topic of file systems in Linux, which is quite an active field today with ext4 and Btrfs. He also gave some insights into why he switched away from KDE, moving to GNOME instead, and he shares his thoughts on Windows 7.
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Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

No, it is not the default, and I am happy with that, I prefer having few folderview than having ~/Desktop crap. I can have an access to ~/, one to my production server /var/www using KIO-slaves and one shoing my current/in progress file using nepomuk indexing query. It is far better than icon based desktop space. With folderview theme like naked, it is also nice. And with the theme editor/mixer, I can use default KDE4.2 theme with folderview skin from naked, even better.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm confused. Can't you have folderview on top of the "Desktop crap"?

If no, that strikes me as rather poor usability. If yes, then why isn't the Desktop turned on by default, if it wouldn't make a difference to you anyway?

Edited 2009-01-24 17:42 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

yes you can have a folderview plasmoid (or any other plasmoid) inside a folderview containment.

Desktop might not be turned on (will depend on your distro), because ~/Desktop sucks royally.

Kde default settings are quite sensible, but then it is up to the distros to customize it based on their userbase.

If the userbase is conservative on average it will use conservative settings and vice versa.

Edited 2009-01-24 18:07 UTC

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