It's not so smart to not use some DE, because of apps names. Perception is another story. However, having such names is easier to avoid gtk dependencies. If there's a 'Kool' name such app usually base on QT
Originally Posted by benmoran
Which was all fine and dandy, until they went and said that apps should now include "KDE" to improve product perception. Which means something like:
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
KDE Dragon Player
Nice, isn't it?
Please stop this, you are embarassing yourself.
Originally Posted by bullext
Gnome 2.28 + compiz + AWN/docky2/cairo-dock + gnome-do provide an UI superior to Vista and on par to Win7. The docks are not yet as mature as the Win7 taskbar, but gnome-do more than makes up for this defect. Gnome is much more configurable than Windows.
Having said that, it really is rather stupid, except for clever cases like Okular, amaroK, or even Kaffeine. gEdit and KEdit are stupid as shit to me.[/QUOTE]
The reason for the 'g' and the 'k' is simply that gnome and kde are not mutually exclusive, nor perfect replacements one for the other. One may want to have gnome applications in a kde system and kde application on a gnome system.
- How to have both gEdit and kEdit in your system in an easy to remember way if you drop the g and the k?
To solve your issue.
- cd ~/bin; ln -s /usr/bin/kedit edit
Last time I used AWN a few months back, it still had a few quirks. How is it now?
Originally Posted by BlackStar
However, your statement eludes to a discussion we had on here about 2 months ago: the default GNOME desktop SUCKS!! After a clean install, it's takes me 30-60 minutes to get GNOME looking decent. It should not take that much tweaking to get a beautiful, semi-modern desktop. I'm sorry, but it just shouldn't. It's not 2003 anymore.
Slightly quirky, but much much better. The developers are extremely responsive, which is always a good thing.
Originally Posted by Joe Sixpack
Personally, I feel that docky2 has the potential to become the strongest dock-like application, but its panel mode is still at its infancy. Right now, it's a lot faster and slightly prettier than AWN, but it's also missing some features which make it unstuitable for mainstream usage.
Which is why I am excited about Ubuntu 10.04: it will be released at a point where these projects will have matured significantly.
Hah, make that (checks system monitor) 500-600MB, which I feel is pretty reasonable for a 2009 desktop. Not counting my browser/email clients, Compiz is the biggest consumer at 47MB, gnome-do comes second at 26MB and AWN needs an aggregate of about 30MB (distributed among several applets). No memory leak I can detect after several hours of uptime.
Originally Posted by RealNC
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