Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 11, 2007 11:27 AM
'I myself prefer KDE to GNOME exactly because I can customize every little detail I like... which in my opinion makes a software much more powerful.'
In my opinion it makes little difference. I am a programmer and technician. I have been working with various interfaces and systems since I started playing video games as a child. I am not afraid of something different or complex.
I have found that either KDE or GNOME can suit my needs. KDE is more configurable but why on earth would you waste time configuring WM behavior? Gnome ships with a reasonable environment out of the box and having learned that default environment I can be productive. I can work with KDE as well but I found Gnome behavior to be more intuitive by default and that is all that matters.
It makes little difference which mechanism the wm uses to shade a window just so long as there is one and I know how it works. What possible PRODUCTIVITY gain could there be in changing this behavior to something non-standard?
Honestly, I don't understand even the idea that someone would want to switch when they become more savvy. If KDE were a more powerful interface then I could see it but KDE's power lies in the ability to change settings that have no practical benefit. At the end of the day, the ability to customize the behavior of the UI doesn't actually isn't worth anything beyond bragging rights. It isn't like YOUR arbitrary preference is going to be a substantial practical improvement over the default .