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Month: November 2019

Re: [trinity-users] TDE featured in german magazine

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:24:41 +0100
On Wednesday 20 November 2019 20.02:57 ajh-valmer wrote:
> TDE is not really for the nostalgic of KDE3,
> but made for those who want a light desktop,
> and nevertheless, with many rich options.

I totaly agree. However I think many on this list are "experienced" computer 
users (I mean "old" :).

We come from a time where computer ressources were scarce (few hundred KB of 
RAM, few Megabytes of harddisk - if any haddisk at all). What we wanted - and 
still look for - was efficency and stability.

Modern geeks want screen effects, animations, videos instead of reading text 
files, "wizards" instead of learning how to do things. Any program that has 
not been "updated" for a few month is considered "unmaintained" on Android. 
So a Desktop environment that seems to have stayed the same for 10 years is 
for "nostalgic" people.

I belong to those who are proud of knowing the value of things. I could run 
a "modern" DE on my computers, but why? TDE gives me everything I need, and 

The question is rather: why is it so difficult to convince others of these 
facts. If one main distribution included TDE, I'm sure many more people 
would "rediscover" why KDE 3 was good.