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

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 90.129.9.82] on March 24, 2008 10:32 AM
I have been using Linux distros for about 2 years now. I am happier with KDE (more to my taste esthetically and so far providing all the desired technical features).

I am usually considered as computer savy. Well to be honest I think that it is beacause my friends and relatives are not. Anyway, the point I am making is that I am ok with PC's and not afraid of new things.
Yet I regularly crank up at Linux (but I do and will stick to it as I can taylor my OS and nothing compares to this) because it never works out of the box and unless you seriously invest time in learning how to configure/compile a kernel, you will at some point or another mess the setup you had and end up re-installing the whole package.

So to me the issue that some people may have with linux is that it evolves constantly and requires too much personal involvment from people who just want to switch the thing on and off for very specific needs. Form that perspective the eee is a good move: it appeals to the non-tech crowd and does not require to stick your head under the booth.

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