[SATLUG] Re: Ubuntu 'Karmic Koala' 9.10 impressions?... andIntroduction

kcoriginal at yahoo.com kcoriginal at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 5 02:21:18 CST 2010

Right Bruce, BUT... 

I'm a high maintenance, long-term-support kinda guy when it comes to that damned "deprecated" word. GAWD I HATE THAT WORD!!!

Sorry, I digress...! (As usual...)

What I'm afraid of is that they will retire KDE3. I was still at the tail end of my "formative years," if you will, when I finally decided to throw myself into KDE3 only to find that BIZARRE trip it took a few months after I had declared my love for it... That's when I pulled a "safety" maneuver and wed my goose-heart to good ole Gnome. Just seemed like it was going to have the most staying power. 

In the least, KDE4 has a totally ARTSY feel. Artsy = trendy = flaky = Not I. It does artsy VERY WELL, but I feel that it will drift out of style or morph into another monster. I'd rather morph more productive things into fresh new monsters... 

Like a Linux home automation project, or CNC rig, I'm looking at clustering experiments and Scalix/Zimbra/OX/SunCommServer or just plain a nice gaming server with a nicely done and maintained blog/gamer site running on an old SPARC... 

(WOOT!  XCSSA...  :-p  )

The interface should be a means to an end... Or how about a passing thought that works so well, I don't notice it..?

(Gosh, it IS pretty though, 4 is...)


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-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:23:07 
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List<satlug at satlug.org>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Re: Ubuntu 'Karmic Koala' 9.10 impressions?
	...	andIntroduction

Tweeks wrote:
> On Monday 04 January 2010 01:43:20 am kcoriginal at yahoo.com wrote:
>> For me, KDE 4 stuck a fork in the whole K environment. Too dramatic. 
> Yeah.. I set up with KDE4 on my MythTV box (running 9.10 IIRC).. but I just 
> don't "Get it".  I'll need to either eventually get it.. or just run XFCE and 
> load the needed KDE stuff so that I can continue using KMail... 
> Any big "Pro KDE 4 Interface" weenies in herewho think they can convince me 
> how great KDE 4 is? :)

I still use KDE3 which is Qt3 based.  I understand the motivation to 
update to a Qt4 based system, but I don't see the need of changes to the 
user interface.

If course I'm not a big gui user.  I really like konsole for a terminal, 
and I like ksnapshot, but those are about all the KDE programs I use.

I don't really care for the Gnome look and feel.

The nice thing about building your own system is that you only upgrade 
when you want to and what you want.  On my system, other tools like 
mysql and apache are quite recent.

   -- Bruce
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