Installing and newbies

Neil Winchurst neil at
Fri May 9 08:16:55 BST 2008

On Thu, 08 May 2008 20:29:59 -0400
Michael Leone <turgon at> wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
> > 
> > That's fine, but they're not KDE apps.  That's like complaining that Windows
> > didn't come with Netscape installed (oh, wait, there was a whole federal
> > anti-monopoly case about that...).  It's not a KDE distro's place to decide
> > what non-KDE apps you want - and no matter what that court found, there
> > isn't any good reason why Microsoft should install any other vendor's
> > browser in Windows. 
> Well, technically, that wasn't the court's decision, nor the real reason 
> for the case, but I happen to agree with you.
> > If you don't want KDE, there's a whole Gnome Ubuntu
> > version available.
> Personally, I think Gnome as an environment sucks. The apps are pretty 
> good, usually, but the whole is just distasteful to me.
> The beauty of Linux - choice ...
I agree with you, I will never choose Gnome. However, I don't
understand this business of 'they're not KDE apps'. I use the Gimp
for example, which I am told is not a KDE app. So what?? Am I missing
something again here? 

Neil Winchurst

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