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Re: [trinity-users] [sort of OT] Trinity etc. are damaging Linux

From: Brad Alexander <storm16@...>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 09:38:35 -0400
On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 2:37 AM, Bryan Baldwin <bryan@...> wrote:
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> On 07/22/2012 05:02 PM, Philip Webb wrote:
>> I was a long-time user of KDE 3 , tried the KDE 4.x desktop once,
>> took another look at Fluxbox & found it a good enough substitute &
>> have been using it ever since.  At that time, it looked as if KDE 3
>> would disappear altogether: Trinity hadn't started.
> KDE v3.x was my de jour until it went away. I remember with particular
> fondness the compatability with Compiz and transparent panels that
> could slide away completely out of view. I couldn't do the later in
> GNOME, there was always at least a bar of 1 pixel's thickness on the
> edge. Maybe I never dug deeply enough to know :(

I actually use KDE v4.x with Compiz. I prefer it and the keybindings
to KDE's compositing.

That said, I still like Trinity. My daughter can't stand KDE4, and
since I support her installation, I still manage Trinity.

> Used GNOME until v3 was being pushed around. I know Gentoo hasn't
> pushed it yet, but I'd been using Arch when it happened, and it
> completely foobar'd my work set up.

And I think this is the crux of the issue. (For Lisi's original post.)
Everybody has a workflow that is comfortable for them. Some people
just take whatever Redmond or Cupertino (or London, for that matter)
shove at them and adapt. What Lisi referred to as the "mavericks" will
go to longer lengths to maintain the computing environment that is
comfortable for them. As I have said on IRC before, "I'm not going to
change my computing paradigm so that some guy in a suit, or some guy
in a turtle neck, or some guy who's been to space can make a buck."
(Because forcing unity on users puts Canonical in the same category as
the others...)

Linux gives me the freedom to make these choices and developers to
write these applications/desktops. And if people to choose to do this,
it is in no way damaging to Linux. You just keep on doing what you're
doing, Lisi and others.