Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A week with KDE

It's been a long time since I've given KDE a chance. I used to really appreciate things like extensive configurability that existed in KDE, especially in contrast to Gnome where the user is pretty much told "this is how it's going to work, take it or leave it." I've launched into Kubuntu a few times, and kept it installed on my machine, but never really forced myself to use it for more than a few minutes. So I'm going to give it a go for the next week or so and see how it goes. Here are some initial observations.
  • The recent notifications isn't exactly pretty, but I like that they at least try to preserve some history in it. I think that's a useful feature
  • Every time I've tried widgets, I thought they were terrible... yep, still terrible, luckily it's easy to just kill them all off and ignore it
  • Default theme needs to change, now that I have my usual set of apps launched and ready to go, that will be happening SOON
  • Odd, I can change to 4 virtual desktops, but the switcher doesn't seem to want to let me align them horizontally
That's enough for now. I'll try to update later. I should be roaming with my laptop quite a bit next week, so it will be good to give that a workout.

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