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Re: why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

* Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> [021024 16:44]:
> [...] There are
> people out there who want consistency, and I think an average user is
> more likely to fall into this class. [...]

I think the average user prefers consistency to what other users have in
they menu then having applications hidden from him.

If it is a single-user-system, there is no need to install the programs
of the other widget set at all, so he does not have to see them, if he
does not like them.

On the other hand, when more applications are installed, a user can just
choose the one he likes best. If he likes those coherent looking, he can only
start them[1]. 

But if he likes the gnome mailprogram over the KDE one, though using KDE 
himself, he can just use the other.
(In my experience a newbie will like the program most, he saw someone
 other using, as then he know where to ask for where to click)

> >It sounds bizarre, actually, to classify programs by which toolkit they use.
> >I don't think most users really care.
> I'm not convinced. Different toolkits behave differently. A naive user
> shouldn't have to understand why their KDE-based mail client behaves
> slightly differently to their Gnome-based news client. I dislike using
> non-GTK applications, and I'm willing to accept a slight reduction in
> functionality to achieve this.

Thus you say, if the only news-client was gnome and the only
mail-client was kde, a newbie would be served best, if he will
be allowed either to read news or mail, depending on the choise he
made for how the windows shall look?

  Bernhard R. Link

[1]: And if he has ideologic problems with the other set, he will most
likely know, how to set an private menu.

<gEistiO> sagen wir mal...ich hab alle sourcen in /lost+found/waimea
<me> gEistiO: [...] Warum lost+found?
<gEistiO> wo haette ich es denn sonst hingeben solln?

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