What I miss is a way to get a conclusive environment on multiple computers. I've a laptop, a desktop at home, and workstations at work. For the workstations at work, NFS provides a solution - log in on any of the computers, and your mail, newsgroups, calendars, address books, desktop settings, etc. are all synchronized and up to date (actually, they aren't synchronized, they are just stored at one central place). For the other two computers, IMAP-based e-mail is synchronized, but the rest more or less falls apart.
So what is also necessary is a facility to synchronize all those settings across computers, especially mobile ones where NFS is no solution. Putting .kde4 into a git/hg/bzr repository might give some improvements, but for news, the next difficulty is that I'm using different news servers depending on where I am - simple article numbers for which articles I've read aren't sufficient.
So while I like the idea of a context-oriented desktop, the next step is to make sure that a context is something you can transfer and synchronize between computers. And with all the fuzz about "ext4 ate my files", please simply use a DVCS for storing and synchronizing contexts.
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