Re: Fwd: Re: Kde 3.5 ...
On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Lisi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> No - that is the problem!! I loved KDE 3.5.x and have become quite slick with
> it. KDE 4 is different. I don't like it. If I have to, in effect, change
> DE, and go through the learning curve again, there is no reason why it would
> have to be to KDE 4. When the time comes that I cannot sensibly go on using
> KDE 3, I shall chose where I go next on the basis of what the options are
> looking like at the time. I can see little liklihood that that choice will
> be KDE 4. I may even switch to a window manager without a DE, and chose
> other ways of working, if that is the only way that I can avoid the glitz
> that is now all the rage.
> How things look is very important to me. I have problems with my eyes, and
> how a thing looks can influence whether I can work on a thing for one minute,
> ten minutes or an hour.
> I have no problem with other people liking and wanting to use KDE 4. I have a
> problem with their, in some cases, not allowing me the freedom _not_ to use
> it. And I personally shall mourn the passing of KDE 3.
The unexpected forced downgrade from KDE 3.5 to 4 in Sid actually
ended up being a good thing for me. (the loss of the ability to have a
different background for each desktop was a KDE showstopper. So the
forced downgrade prompted me to actually take a serious look at other
desktop environments. And had that not happened, I would not be
using Enlightenment on all my Linux boxes today. I have become quite
enamored with Enlightenment, and now see no need whatsoever to go back
to KDE or switch to Gnome.
Granted, I will happily use various KDE and Gnome based tools if
needed. That is no big deal. But E (with the Steampunk theme) is
now my environment of choice. :) Only drawback so far I have
encountered is the inability to change the background color on the
desktop if the wallpaper image does not fill the entire screen. It
can be a bit hard on the eyes with that harsh white background, but I
think I can get used to it.