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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Challenge

From: Philip Ashmore <contact@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 02:35:39 +0000
On 16/11/11 20:45, 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.
I'm really trying to be positive. I am!

What I like about TDE the most is that
1. I can see CPU activity in color, indicating how the CPUs are used, so I can,
    for example spot mlocate running (and stop+remove it).
2. see memory usage used/cache/swap in different colors
3. see network usage in different colors so I know which way packets are flowing
4. see the weather report with an icon showing me what the weather outside is like,
    even when the curtains are closed, saving me having to look out the window,
    complete with temperature, wind speed and wind direction
5. a quick launcher that's a panel applet
6. no nepomuk
7. Amarok before it thought it was more than a music player
8. kate before it thought it was a cairo showcase with silly search/replace dialogs
9. kdbg (?) that's not trying to get me to buy a larger display

I couldn't resist including this link - sorry.

I'm a software developer and I'm flabbergasted that people actually sat down and
worked out that giving their desktop a new "skin" meant dropping the old one.

Maybe TDE can take inspiration from WinAmp and give users a choice.

Too much?