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.