KDE -> Xfce
shurd at sasktel.net
Sun Nov 13 13:37:04 CET 2005
Andrew Conkling wrote:
>Niki's introduction post from earlier today got me thinking. At this
>point, it seems completely natural that users would switch from KDE to
>Xfce; it seems to happen all the time. However, it took me kind of
>aback today; maybe I just now stepped back and thought about it. But
>why from KDE to Xfce? Or why does it seem that people can hold KDE
>and Xfce in similar regard but Xfce users who have used GNOME now hold
>it in such disdain?
For myself, both KDE and GNOME seem like over bloated, over engineered
cruft repositories. In fact, any WM/Desktop combo which has it's own
office suite is going too far imho. ORB has never struck me as a Really
Good Idea, and the constant reparsing/updating of XML is just plain
dumb. As for KDE, well... it's not as over engineered, and XML isn't
used in brain-dead manners as much, but it's about 40% eye-candy and 15%
usability. I used CDE for years until it started getting too clunky,
then I withdrew into BlackBox for a bit (and moved the rest of the
family to KDE). When I discovered XFCE, I was ecstatic... it's like
CDE, only without the ugly.
>I'm speaking in broad strokes, but these are the stereotypes I've seen
>on the list, IRC, and the forum. I, for one, prefer GNOME to KDE, but
>that is partly due to my preference of GTK+, of simplicity, and of
>consistency with some of my favorite apps.
I'm not sure if I actually prefer either GNOME or KDE if I only had the
two to choose from... I'd *probably* use GNOME, but I wouldn't like it.
I would probably switch back to Windows... I've never seen GNOME or KDE
run faster than Win32 on the same hardware, and despite the hype,
neither one is as user-cuddly (coddly?) as Win32.
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