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Posted 03-14-2009 at 08:32 PM byAGer (Void cries or bashing time)
The upgrade to KDE 4.2.1 and XFCE 4.6, being very successful all by itself, made me sure that Linux still is, well, childish. The big problem - how come desktop beauty does not play well with video -is discussed in the previous post. here comes the smaller problem - icon schemes in XFCE are broken.
Some menu items do not have icons; two buttons in the mixer do not have icons on them. It is a minor issue that will be fixed for sure promptly, right? Wrong.
Posted 03-14-2009 at 07:55 PM byAGer (Void cries or bashing time)
I upgraded to KDE 4.2.1 and XFCE 4.6 in Slackware current. KDE got some fixes (as promised) and XFCE got some polish (all by surprise). The net result is that I spent almost a whole day in a vicious circle making configuration changes to KDE, switching to XFCE, making configuration changes there, and going back to KDE until I was reasonably sure that at this time I like XFCE better. Meanwhile I got errors that are a good reason to write what I always wanted to cry about.
If anyone is interested in reading a few Linux related ramblings, go to the contact info in my profile and click on my web pages link. You'll find a link to my Mepis Community blog where I've posted a few thoughts over the past few weeks.
I've decided to keep XP Pro on my laptop. After all, it's never given me any trouble, it might come in useful, and I've loaded it up with Cygwin and other non-M$ stuff. I have no objections to the OS, only to the gang who make it.
I've gone back to using Slackware 12.2 after my little experiment with Slackware current. Chickened out, don't think I know enough yet to handle it.