Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:23 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Linux "Ubuntu, once the darling of desktop Linux and the overwhelmingly popular choice for newcomers, may soon lose that role to Mint." I switched to Mint KDE, and have no intention of going back. By the way, KDE4 is finally good (don't hit me, Aaron) - fast, fluid, stable, pretty, and thanks to its versatility, a joy to use after a few hours of tweaking. Just... Please, unify Plasma and the regular widget style. This is insanity.
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Stuck with Unity
by Jason Bourne on Sun 6th Jan 2013 14:32 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

I am not very keen of Unity or what Ubuntu has become, but as a software stack, it's light years ahead of anything else. I'm sticking with Ubuntu for now. Linux Mint is alright but lacks its own identity. The fact that is a full Ubuntu upstream will deem it forever the forgotten bastard.

Distrowatch rankings aren't trustworthy. But they are useful to predict the tendencies of usage.

You can just sudo apt-get install k3b and wait a few seconds and get latest K3B. Try getting K3B 2.0.2 on CentOS 6.3!

Unity is more tolerable than GNOME Shell. Once they sort out more options like the introduction of a menu and the ability to move the dock, perhaps it will gain more adopters. Now GNOME Shell I hate it to the guts. I can't even stand to look at GNOME Shell anymore. Unity makes some sense in some ways that GNOME Shell doesn't.

As for KDE, much has been said and tried. In all its life, KDE never had any expression. If the developers focused more on usability instead of Kreating more stupid appliKations I will not ever use, then KDE would be better.

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RE: Stuck with Unity
by bentoo on Mon 7th Jan 2013 04:16 in reply to "Stuck with Unity"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

As for KDE, much has been said and tried. In all its life, KDE never had any expression. If the developers focused more on usability instead of Kreating more stupid appliKations I will not ever use, then KDE would be better.


Ironic you mention that but use the example of installing K3B as a pro for Ubuntu.

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RE[2]: Stuck with Unity
by Jason Bourne on Mon 7th Jan 2013 14:07 in reply to "RE: Stuck with Unity"
Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Ironic you mention that but use the example of installing K3B as a pro for Ubuntu.


I mentioned K3B because, just try to install it on CentOS 6.3 by hand... meaning that certain praised distros like CentOS or RHEL are nice but not that practical sometimes.

Also, K3B is not a part of KDE Software Compilation the last time I saw, like Konsole or Dolphin are. Plus, K3B is one of the kdelibs and qt based application that really did it on the platform, although is not updated in a long time and people are moving on to nand storage.

Edited 2013-01-07 14:07 UTC

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