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Re: Announcing Ubuntu 4.10 Preview

Juha Siltala <jsiltala@gmx.net> writes:
> > Ubuntu seemed very promising, but unfortunately I won't be trying
> > Ubuntu to find it out. This is because all my users and friends use
> > KDE, and it's simply impossible to switch them to Gnome. They're all
> > newbies from Windows world and KDE is the only option for them. Or,
> > they will abandon using Linux altogether. Gnome libraries
> This I don't understand at all. GNOME is the less confusing for a new user
> I'd think -- certainly KDE is not "the only option" for an erstwhile
> Windows user!  Still, if your users are used to KDE, it may be best not to
> force a switch.

I agree.  I can understand personal preference for, and familiarity with,
KDE, but it seems completely absurd to say that KDE is "more newby/
windows-user friendly".  Indeed, I'd wager the _opposite_ may be true --
the last time I used a new installation, it started up with all KDE apps
(terminal etc), and they seem quite bizarrely baroque (a toolbar with 10
zillion icons for a _terminal_?!?) compared to the equivalent Gnome apps.

To be honest the original post sounds more like it's a case of "I
personally like KDE better and I'm trying to force all my newbie friends
to use it lest they be aware of the evil opposition"...

"Most attacks seem to take place at night, during a rainstorm, uphill,
 where four map sheets join."   -- Anon. British Officer in WW I

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