• Subject: Re: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)
  • From: boldt@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 11:07:01 -0500

L.S. wrote:
>Hans, are you actually using X up there or are you stuck in M$?
>If you are using X what window manager are you using, just out of
>KDE, seems to be very stable and I think will make the change from
>Micro$oft to linux very easy for those used to Win9x because of the
>familiar look and feel of the desktop.

Well, here at work, I'm stuck with WNT.  But at home I use
KDE.  Some people accuse KDE of being too much like Windows,
but I disagree.  It's much better.  But yes, it can be
configured to look like Windows.  KDE gives you a button
(labelled K) in the corner that sorta works like Windows
"Start" button.  And if you want, you can get a Windows-like
task bar.  But since a click on the middle mouse button gets
you a list of tasks, I don't see much point to the task bar.
(My wife likes the task bar, though, so she has her desktop
configured with it.)

KDE version 2 is expected sometime this spring.  From the
information provided at their web site (http://www.kde.org/),
version 2 looks like it should really send cold shivers up
the spines of some execs in Redmond!

Cheers!  Hans

Hans Boldt, ILE RPG Development, IBM Toronto Lab, boldt@ca.ibm.com

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