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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Poll

From: Lisi <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 00:19:34 +0000
On Saturday 11 February 2012 23:53:32 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> A hypothetical poll for users here....
> If TDE were to close down, which desktop would you use instead?  You would
> be allowed to abandon Linux entirely in this scenario. ;-)
> Please state why you have not already switched; i.e. what item are missing
> or suboptimal in the other environment.
> I am curious as to why TDE still exists and need some concrete examples to
> fall back on to counter detractors.

LXDE probably.  And I would certainly not abandon Linux.  I had had the idea 
that OSX might be half-way usable, but today an Apple Store technician told 
my granddaughter that she should reboot her Macbook Pro and not just let it 
run and run; and that it got in a mess because it couldn't wake up properly 
if it had gone into hibernation.  (We're talking days or at most weeks here, 
not months or years.)  I thought that I must be back in the days of Win98.

I might have a look at one of the BSDs, but I think that my allegiance would 
still lie with Linux.

LXDE is simply not as functional, flexible and configurable as TDE.  And it is 
not as easy to control from the keyboard. 

Detractors will not be able to see that.  To detractors we are outmoded 
fossils, who ought to catch up with the future, and not cling onto an already 
forgotten past.  (I know!! I meet them.)  Well, you can't really expect 
anything better, of an elderly female, than fossil behaviour, can you?? ;-)

Why not KDE4??  Have you got a year or two?

Why not Gnome?  Have you read the reviews of Gnome3??