[blag-whereto] Desktop

john maclean jayeola at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 14:01:51 GMT 2009

2009/3/1  <renilgh at riseup.net>:
> Ahoy,
> Yesterday I went back to my hometown to spent the semester break here.
> The first evening went quite well and there is already one new box in
> the village running GNU/Linux (:
> But here's my question:
> Since we discussed that a change from GNOME to KDE might be an option
> due to the increasing amount of Mono apps in GNOME, I wonder which DE I
> should introduce people to.
> Especially if someones not very computer-literate it might be a bit
> confusing to give them one system (advertising it as superior to
> mswin) and replace it a few month later.
> I have been a GNOME (well, mereley GTK + Openbox) user since I started
> using GNU/Linux and my brief experiments with KDE I used to do in the
> beginning resulted in a lots of segfaults.
> After reading in the WP articles about both Mono and KDE my initial
> suspicion turned out to be reasonable. The licenses of Mono and QT are
> quite similiar if not nearly the same
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qt_(toolkit)#License
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_(software)#License.
> Additionally QT (Trolltech) was recently acquired by Nokia.
> So is it reasonable to use any of the two as a standard DE?
> I personally would go with Enlightenment and/or Openbox(/LXDE)
> depending ond user taste and machine. Both could need some
> BLAGification which might actually be a good thing.
> Would be great to have some more input on that topic, maybe we can
> discuss it in-depth on thursday.
> Dag,
> renilgh
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Personally I stick to fluxbox.
John Maclean
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