[ubuntu-uk] Which do you use?

David M lists2007 at trancepod.34sp.com
Thu Oct 18 14:08:23 BST 2007

Wulfy wrote in gmane.linux.ubuntu.user.british 
 about: Which do you use? 

> I was wondering how many people on-list used any of the alternate forms 
> of Ubuntu - Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu etc.  I mostly see references to 
> the plain Ubuntu...
> I use Kubuntu, btw...  Just can't stand that evil Gnome...  :@)

I run (GNOME) Ubuntu.. [1]
..but then install KDE onto it immediately ;-)

[1] Originally, when Ubuntu had more developer resources going into
GNOME, it just seemed a safer bet to stick with the standard system for
critical tasks such as system upgrades.

I don't think there's all that much to choose between KDE and GNOME
these days (although sometimes I do get that feeling that GNOME is just
that bit too simplified/restrictive). However, really the only reasons I
use KDE are: 

It's what I know best; back in the day, pre-Ubuntu, GNOME was confusing 
to install - what, you need GNOME, and some window manager, and..? 
Trying to find all the right packages was confusing! With KDE you just 
looked for anything that began with k* ;-)

I haven't yet found a replacement for KNewsTicker (which itself is
rather aged - but I like it!).

And of course, I run a mixture of KDE and GNOME apps depending on
preference, so ultimately I see little point in getting too fanatical
about it..


David M.  Edinburgh, Scotland. ---- [en,fr,(de) <-- corrections welcome]
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