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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Challenge

From: Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:01:51 -0500
On Wednesday 16 November 2011 03:45:51 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
> All,
> Given what has been happening lately with respect to KDE4, and the media
> incorrectly attempting to portray us as directly competing with KDE4, and
> there only on reliability and direct feature-set parity, I have a
> challenge for you:
> Write a few sentences stating what you like about TDE most.  Leave KDE4
> and other desktop environments completely out of the picture (no direct
> comparisons), and focus on the strengths of this particular desktop
> environment.  Mentioning the general theme of your work (i.e. engineering,
> software development, sales, etc.) isn't a bad idea either; this would
> help us gather some demographics on who uses TDE vs who uses other
> desktops.

I use TDE on my home computer, and for literally everything (unless I'm on a 
computer too-limited to run a desktop environment). I like to keep things 
plain and simple, but I don't like having being limited in my options or 
ability to customize. I also don't much care for the "modern look" thing that 
most companies and projects are going for. That's exactly why I use TDE. It 
allows me to customize to my heart's content without over complicating things 
or forcing a "modern look" on my eyes ;-)

> I am also interested in the other side of the coin: What do you hate about
> TDE the most?  If other people agree the results could become the basis of
> some new enhancement requests, helping to make TDE better overall.

What do I hate the most about TDE? Hmm... Konqueror's KHTML severely outdated 
and doesn't work well on modern web sites. Also KOffice, which is too 
simplistic even for me. Other than these, I can't really think of 
anything :-)

Kristopher Gamrat
Ark Linux webmaster