14 Jul 2003 CaptainNemo   » (Journeyer)

It's been a while since I've been here! Personal life has been VERY busy, so all else is put aside... such is life.

Linux Mags and UK

So I've relocated to the UK, and to my disappointment I haven't been able to find ANY Linux mags in any of the newsagents. Why is this? In Italy and Germany every little Kiosk on the corner has anything you would want.

I've never had to DL iso's of the latest and greatest Linux distro, as it was without a doubt at the corner News agent... oh well...

I Konverted. Is that a Krime?

Ever since I can remember I have been a Gnome guy. When I was on Mandrake 9 I was less then satisfied with the speed of Gnome, and then when I got fed up with that and upgraded to Slackware I used the very nice Dropline Gnome. However, Nautilus still didn't satisfy my file management needs.

I hadn't even installed KDE when I installed Slackware, but in my quest to find the perfect PGP gui (which I'm still on) I flew over to linuxpackages.net and grabbed a copy of KDE 3.1.2.

Konquerer (the filemangager, not browser) was kluttered yet, usable. The desktop is friendly (with the "new" menu which is strangely absent from Gnome), the printing is wonderful, dialogs are beautiful. What more can I say?

So now I primarily use the KDE desktop, but still use other non-KDE apps, Abiword, Xchat, GAIM, Mozilla, etc... I miss my Gnome Fish, and all the pretty icons, but I'm trading that all for the functionality that KDE offers.

Gnome does have a bright future, and I will stay with whatever scratches my itch.

And yes, I am a bit annoyed with the Kontinual lack of Kreativity both camps show in the naming of their apps.


The saga continues, with version .905 released yesterday. I will be playing with it over the next few weeks, it shows lots of promise.

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