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Month: August 2014

Re: [trinity-users] I am so, so sorry - Kubuntu 14.04

From: Lou Gogan <lou@...>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:42:09 +0100
On Tuesday 12 August 2014 14:00:23 Michele Calgaro wrote:
> > There are still people in the world who like things to *work*, not glitter.  
> I think this is one of the best (if not "the best") description of what's 
wrong with KDE4, Gnome 3 and any other DE that puts appeareance before 
> Cheers
>   Michele

It seems pretty straightforward to me. The name gives it away!

Perhaps KDE4 is targetted towards computer users who 4 years old!

Of course, on the other hand, KDE3 was designed for computer users 3 times 
smarter than the usual computer user.   8-)

Another example of glitter over substance:

I remember the 1st time I tried out an early version of Knoppix. I was astounded 
by the amount of software on the live cd. It was truly incredible. Absolutely 
amazing. Later on I tried a newer version which had drivers for wide screens. 
There was practically NO software on the cd, BUT the windows wobbled when you 
moved them.

I consider myself to be fairly intelligent but to this day I have yet to figure 
out why on earth somebody would want a window and its contents to wobble. It 
was definitely targetting a 4 year old. I stopped being a 4 year old more than 
50 years ago. (no doubt I will be back at that stage in another 20 years or 
more) but for the moment I just want computer to WORK FOR ME. If I want the 
world to wobble I will drink a few beers!