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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Poll

From: Neil Youngman <ny@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:19:34 +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. ;-)

My other (work) desktop is Linux Mint Debian Edition, which is based around 
GNOME 2. I would probably move this desktop from Debian/TDE to Linux Mint 
as well, provided that the ongoing developments around GNOME3 mitigation 
in Mint keep it usable.

> Please state why you have not already switched; i.e. what item are
> missing or suboptimal in the other environment.

I still rely on kmail for my personal mail and TDE is configured to my 
personal requirements in ways that aren't supported elsewhere. The 
configurable recent apps shortcuts and the ability to browse the file 
system from the menu are just a couple of the really handy features I have 
found elsewhere.

> I am curious as to why TDE still exists and need some concrete examples
> to fall back on to counter detractors.

Debian is still in KDE 4.4, which I used for around 2 months, so I tried it 
properly. I didn't find anything that was better than KDE3 and plenty that 
was worse. On top of that it was pretty flaky with basic functionality 
still being buggy on a .4 release. Why wouldn't I avoid it.

Neil Youngman