Re: No xterm (or equivalents) immediately accessible in default etch
John C wrote:
One of the greatest features of linux *was* that each individuals
desktop was as different as that individual. The box looked, operated,
and sounded the way that user wanted it too.
I think that both gnome and kde are simply becoming more popular. I
don't think, however, that linux has lost its sense of individuality.
After all, gnome and kde do not *have to be* installed and programs
written using libraries such as Qt and GTK can be used without gnome or
kde being installed.
Now it seems that individuality is out-of-style and every useful
tool/program that is not part of gnome/kde is being pushed
out-of-the-way or becoming "depreciated".
I'm beginning to hate that word.
I see both gtk and qt as libraries that make it easier for C/C++
programmers to develop graphical programs, but they are not the *only*
libraries for this purpose. There are others I'm sure. If the program
works well (regardless of which library it was developed with) then it
can be used effectively to achieve a specific task.
Again, I really don't think that by having gnome and kde we loose
individuality, we just gain more. Did you know that unix started
without X? After X matured, we had window managers like openlook (on
SunOS) and fvwm95 on linux, and X applications like xclock, etc. I see
it all as a "growing process" that is healthy for linux to continue in
as long as, like you say, individuality is not sacrificed.