On Monday 19 April 2004 14:07, Dermot McGahon wrote:
> > I certainly have no intention of studying the KDE source code,
> > if that is what you are suggesting.
> > Life is too short.
>> This is the very reason why I do not think that linux on the
> desktop is such a good idea. You are semi-technical, but are
> still not willing to expend any effort to help yourself about
> an issue which you're perfectly willing to expend effort to
> bitch about.
I wasn't "bitching", or even complaining, about KDE.
I was just pointing out that your statement or implication
that cut-and-paste always works is simply not true.
Incidentally, have you ever looked at KDE source code?
Surely a fully technical brain like yours could sort out the problem
in a jiffy?
> This will only get worse when complete non-techies en masse
> are using linux. It may be selfish, but this is going to make
> my life hell wading through crud on mailing lists.
What exactly will get worse?
You seem to have a very egocentric view of Linux.
I doubt if your reading habits are high on Torvald's list of priorities.
> > (I tried Gnome for a time, on religious grounds,
> > but came to the conclusion it was not aimed at me.)
>> That's nice.
>> I'm off to add an entry to my killfile.
You probably misunderstood me, but presumably will never find out.
My natural inclination would be to use Gnome rather than KDE,
because of its connection with Stallman and GNU.
I tried Gnome for 6 months or so,
but decided that KDE provides a more stable and developed environment.
I think you will find that that has been the reaction of most Linux users.
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