Ubuntu opts for LibreOffice over Oracle's OpenOffice
hunteke at earlham.edu
Tue Jan 25 16:44:38 UTC 2011
At 10:13am -0500 Tue, 25 Jan 2011, Samuel Thurston wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
>> On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:07:04 +0800 Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> I'll take KDE over anything from GNOME.
>> May one ask, "why?" It can't be quality, can it? Is there a bad
>> feeling about GNOME for some reason? More/different packages?
> FWIW Linus agrees.
Sigh. Linus also (more recently) disagrees:
However, I don't care what Linus uses. The question, as asked, is
legitimate, and I am frustrated that most folks who have an opinion
don't explain why. I honestly would like to know. Who knows, maybe I'm
I can explain why I currently use Gnome:
Having tried a number of FOSS desktops, I concluded about 2 years ago
that I need a "Bells and Whistles" desktop. The only two that fit the
bill, in terms of features *that I use* and associated
customize-ability, were Gnome and KDE. I gave them both 3 month trials,
split across 1 month for three distributions (Fedora, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu),
and decided on Gnome.
Synopsis: Gnome is just plain more stable and uses less memory.*
If you are actually curious, I will talk about the various bugs and
interactions that were -- for me -- showstoppers, but will forgo writing
them unless someone asks seriously.
To be clear, this is a legitimate question (thus I will not respond to
any angry or goading emails). If I am presented a compelling case, I'll
consider changing. I like trying new things, and I understand that
projects change and grow. Maybe in the last year things have turned
around, or I wasn't using it in "the KDE way" last time around.
* I will ignore evidence that KDE pre-4.0 is stable and less memory
hungry unless you can supply me with a useable distribution that
/currently/ ships with it, and that also offers recent (< 1 year ago)
versions of applications.
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