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

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 207.92.202.172] on March 22, 2008 12:42 AM
I migrated from Windows 98 to RH9 four years ago, and am currently running Ubuntu on an AMD 64 at home. Last summer, I started using XP at work, and I spent my first few weeks on the machine trying to find freeware utilities to make it work more like my Ubuntu box. (dirbox and launchy, I luv u). I hate the way XP scatters files at random, but have managed to cope otherwise. I would be a lot sorrier for myself if I couldn't run Firefox on my work box.

In that time, I've tried KDE several times, and finally even ran Suse for a while since I kept reading that I didn't like KDE because it wasn't supported properly by my distros of choice. Each time, I wander back to Gnome, even though there are some things I really like about KDE. For example, I like kate better than gedit, but not enough to load the libraries. And I used to trust k3b more than any other burner, but have been happily using brasero recently without any problems.

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