From GNOME to KDE and back again: old computing habits are hard to break
Posted by: Anonymous
on March 21, 2008 11:20 PM
Well, it does seem like a bit of philosophical mastu . . . um, introspection, but no, this really wasn't a comparison of KDE and Gnome (which is what I was kinda looking for from the slashdot title. Hard to imagine a misleading /. title, i know - <G>), but he there is a lot to be said for simply being aware of just how much force there is behind the term 'force of habit'. I know I found Ubuntu to be a wonderful thing for helping me get out of windows because it *doesn't* mean "Hey, I'm a complete idiot . . . again . . ." the way I felt when I was trying to learn linux via slackware.
Of course, I honestly think the largest single improvement in Ubuntu over XP is synaptic/apt-get. (Okay, Debian, I know.) Auto updates for everything are wondrous things