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Re: [Computerbank] Re: [cai-sa] Colorful KDE 3.1 Performance On Low-End Hardware - Running KDE 3.1 On Antique Iron

On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 05:48:00PM +1030, David Lloyd scrawled:
> > IMHO GNOME 2.2 has no place on user boxes.
> I assume, though, that you would include the necessary libraries and stuff
> to run Gnome 2.2 applications (space permitting).

I never advocated otherwise; stuff like the Gimp (Gimp 1.3 kicks
everything else I've seen all over the park) absolutely rocks.

> > It has its place, but that's not with end-users. It's exceptionally
> > unconfigurable and unintuitive - it took me a full 5min to find out how
> > to configure Gnome Terminal, and I'm not clueless, and I only found it
> > out by brute force in the end!(Edit->Profiles, indeed ...).
> It may be "less configurable" or present less configuration options to the
> end user but do end users really want to set how many pixels wide the 10th
> character on the fifth paragraph of the sixth section should be?

I agree that too many knobs confuse the user; I'm a vehement advocate of
this philosophy. However, you have to have a knob to actually turn, or
the door becomes utterly useless ...

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