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Re: [trinity-users] Poll

From: Thierry de Coulon <tdecoulon@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 11:02:14 +0100
On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:53 AM, Timothy Pearson
<kb9vqf@...> 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.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Tim

I'd use KDE 4 in an acceptable implementation. It has evolved to be
quite usable with a middle range computer (Core 2 duo at aroung 2 Ghz)
and it did retain some of the "logic" of original KDE. It's a bit
bloated, but with quite a lot of work you can bring it back to it's
roots (which means removing a good part of what is supposed to make it
so great).

Gnome 2 is barely acceptable (with AWN), Gnome 3 and Co are not at
this point. I've disliked Windows from the start and don't like OS X's
interface so much. XFCE lacks some features I feel I need.

Maybe I'd go back to OS/2 and the Workplace Shell (just kidding, but I
really liked this one :)

I stick to KDE 3 /TDE because I feel is mature, simple, efficient, and
has Konqueror as a file manager.

Thierry