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Date:      Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:15:09 +0000
From:      RW <rwmaillists@googlemail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: KDE: What a monster!
Message-ID:  <20090127181509.66221353@gumby.homeunix.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090127174717.S18021@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:52:31 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:

> > had either followed the Debian approach of keeping KDE3 as the
> > default, or the FreeBSD approach of leaving it up to the user there
> > wouldn't have been such a problem. One of the worst aspect of OSS
> > is the pervasive attitude that software is either bleeding-edge, or
> > it's obsolete.
> 
> it's not OSS problem but general problem with all software. this
> problem started with commercial software some years ago because
> PEOPLE WANTED THIS.

I'm not talking about what you would call bloat, I'm talking about the
use of software that's little better than a prototype, and people that
would rather use unstable software than software that's a few months
old. That is very much an OSS problem.

> for X window system just use some small windows manager that (as 
> name suggest) manages windows on screen and JUST START program you
> use.

IMO these basic window managers are ok if you *only* use them via a
keyboard, but if you ever use a mouse they're very poor ergonomically.



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