Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 21, 2007 03:37 PM
Scary to switch from windows to KDE? Well lah-de-dah, i didn't find KDE the least bit scary back when I switched, and I can't really think of a reason to.
That's like making claims like "the registry will scare people away from Windows". A "regular user" will never have to use the registry, hence it doesn't scare them. It is there however, for more able users to (within the limitations of windows) reconfigure stuff.
The same goes for KDE. You can install it (or most likely have it installed for you), and not give a rats ass about the config options. Sure, changing desktop background and whatever, but those are hardly "scary" things. What any other goddamn desktop has that Gnome does NOT have is the option for an advanced user to actually _do_ something with the interface. Gnome is static. Gnome is failsafe. Gnome is luserfriendly. Gnome is expert-repellant. I've tried gnome on a few accounts over the years, it seems like it hasn't changed a single bit since the 90's, and just doesn't give me the ability to set my desktop up the way i like it set up.
But i guess people have different views on things<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;)