• Subject: Re: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)
  • From: "L. S. Russell" <leslier@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 15:18:56 -0600

I use KDE at home but I tinker with other wm's at work because I have a
faster connection and I can get source quick. I agree with you that KDE
is so much more stable than windows. And I can see where those who say
KDE is too microsoft are coming from but I think that KDE is the most
mature wm available. 
The other windows managers don't stem so much from an ease of access
stand point as much as from an anti micro$oft stand point. Look at GNOME
or WindowMaker, they are cool and everything but the interface leaves
much to be desired.

boldt@ca.ibm.com wrote:
> 
> L.S. wrote:
> >Hans, are you actually using X up there or are you stuck in M$?
> >If you are using X what window manager are you using, just out of
> >curiosity.
> >KDE, seems to be very stable and I think will make the change from
> >Micro$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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