KDE/GNOME and the way back
Posted Aug 18, 2005 15:15 UTC (Thu) by cdmiller
Parent article: GNOME and the way forward
As I type this on my AfterStep desktop I am amused. I use gnome and kde apps, but I don't run gnome or kde. Most less cluefull users I set up get an icewm desktop with a windows like theme. They just want to find their applicatoin via an icon or a menu and run it. After they discover the multiple workspaces and some X mouse behavior like middle click pasting, they tend to ask what I run and how it works. As some become more clueful they expirement with some of the other desktops available, and end up running a more "traditional UNIX" type of desktop, generally not gnome or kde, and use settings like mouse autoraise and focus. The extent of their keyboard shortcut use tends to be for cut and paste and making menu choices within their favourite set of applications. After a while they wonder why windows is so limited. I for one sit here amused at all the debate and energy over dubious features bloating the gnome and kde desktops, and the decrying of the traditional X desktop features.
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