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Comments on Wednesday 29 August 2001:
After three days of compiling and installing X, KDE, and all the stupid bits of KDE, and all the stupid bits KDE requires, and then discovering that kmail is not, as I had been told, like Eudora, but rather is like Outlook Express, I'm thoroughly disillusioned with Unix in general. Konqueror, which seemed a relatively good browser, doesn't even work with Warlocks - it displays everything okay, but won't let one submit orders, presumably because of the little bit of Javascript which, if it would just ignore, would be fine. But even with Javascript disabled, it apparently assumes "Oh no, Javascript I'm not supposed to deal with, I'll ignore the form entirely.". Even Mozilla can do Warlocks. Even Lynx can do Warlocks. Grarh. And then, KDE's qt library compiled in support for various things (png, in particular) which all the other parts of KDE's stuff decide that they also want the proper libraries for such things, despite presumably already having access to them through a mechanism that KDE is fucking designed around, which was itself a pain in the arse to get to work. And it's slower than Windows. And it's bigger than Windows. And it doesn't even really seem any more reliable than Windows. What's the attraction? I liked Unix before because I'd never run X. It's good at command-line stuff. All the smug superior Linux people, I bite my thumb at you. As an added bonus, because I'm using BSD rather than Lunix, I also can't get Flash to work, because the plugin comes in binary shared-library Lunix form. And the source-code forms apparently try to use Lunix libraries for stuff, thus making that no good either. In fact, Every OS sucks. [19:43]

Jay
Its not about functionality. That will come. Its about freedom. Stallman said it back in the early 80s. I'll pass on the proprietary crap/spyware and deal with the flaws thanks.

FunkieDaMouse
If you don't want to deal with all the crap that KDE hands to you and you don't like GNOME because it's even slower, just get BlackBox or FluxBox... faster than anything else on windows _or_ linux, and it even looks cool. :-)
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