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Re: [desktop] why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

On 10/23/2002 8:32 PM, Marek Habersack at grendel@caudium.net wrote:

> Internet
> Web Browser
> ICQ Client
> Email Client
> Entertainment
> Games
> Mahjongg
> Solitaire
> Miner
> Multimedia
> Music Player
> CD Player
> Movie Player
> And what hides behind these labels doesn't matter to our Joe user. They see
> the same entries whether they use KDE or GNOME. No need to make the
> distinction on the menu level. That has one additional advantage - unified
> documentation.
Precisely.  One of the hardest parts for folks switching from Windows to
Linux (and I have personally helped a fair number over the years) is that
ALL the names for the programs are different.  Couple this with learning a
new GUI interface, and the effect is most frustrating and disorienting for
the newbie.  Let's take away this pain by simplifying things wherever
possible, and using labels, not program names.

Luke Seubert

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