On Wednesday 07 February 2007 15:05, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> Not sure how you could be more wrong... Ubuntu is one of the few distros
> focused on usability. Going with Kubuntu is a bit pointless as you lose
> out on all the polish Canonical have put into the GNOME version. And you
> should really use the Kubuntu installer - installing it after the fact
> doesn't work too well. If you are a KDE fan you should probably go with
> a KDE oriented distro to begin with.
Actually, KDE seems to be running perfectly well
after installing kubuntu-installer.
Is there a KDE oriented distro?
Gnome is the default on Fedora, as I was just told
when I complained that the Fedora Desktop User Guide (DUG)
is full of commands that don't work for me.
I liked the look of Gnome under Ubuntu,
but I've always found Gnome difficult to use,
and long ago came to the conclusion that the people who set it up
have a different approach to the world to me.
Eg it seems absurdly difficult to get a terminal window -
for some reason I couldn't add the Terminal applet to my panel
under Ubuntu Gnome.
And I couldn't work out how to add an item to the main menu.
KDE seems slightly more flexible to me, but that may be an illusion.
It seems to me easier to run a Gnome application under KDE
than the reverse.
Is that true?
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