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From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 210.48.84.165] on March 21, 2008 10:48 PM
I'm neither a KDE nor GNOME person, using E17 here. However almost everyone I know who does not use either one of these desktops prefers the GTK/GNOME versions of applications to the K-versions. The main reason, KDE program seem to assume that you use the full KDE desktop. The only KDE program I use is digikam, it's a great program and lightyears ahead of anything similar available on linux. It takes almost a bloody minute to load though, just because it loads all KDE libs. The GNOME programs ususally only load the part of the gnome libs they need, for KDE they just put all functions in 2 or 3 libs so they all get loaded once you start a KDE application. This is the main reason which keeps me away from KDE programs. Why do the libraries have to be so desktop centric, why not make a small library which fulfills the need instead of making one huge all purpose library? I think the GNOME people actually realized this and are trying to make libraries less centred around one desktop, what I've read about GVFS sounds it's a lot less supposed to be a gnome lib and more a GTK lib. Anyways just my 2 cents

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