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Old 10-31-2002, 09:45 AM   #1
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Gooey GUI?!


Hi all. A simple thread here. Kinda of a spin off of the old yet familiar MS vs. Linux themes.

Which Desktop manager do you prefer?
Why?

Just curious.

L8rz
 
Old 10-31-2002, 11:27 AM   #2
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KDE. I just adore that little dragon
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:09 PM   #3
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You know, we probably have well over 2 dozen of these threads floating around. Do we really need another one ?
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:22 PM   #4
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Here's an idea... why doesn't everyone simply put a single line in their sigs that says "I use XXX Windowmanager, and I'm not saying it again!", so that there never needs to be yet another one of these threads? I'm just about to edit my sigs...
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:33 PM   #5
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Here's an idea... why doesn't everyone simply put a single line in their sigs that says "I use XXX Windowmanager, and I'm not saying it again!", so that there never needs to be yet another one of these threads? I'm just about to edit my sigs...
Good idea, I like that.

Maybe we should make it a part of the user's details off to the side under Distro ?? Anyone like that as an idea ?
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:36 PM   #6
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I do, but it seems that the majority of people on these forums are happy to have really long sigs, but never put anything in their details. I definitely think that this idea has legs, though.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:52 PM   #7
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well that's what i was thinking about that (annoying, imvho) a/s/l thread in general. the profile is there (and already contains the info) so i couldn't see the point of it. however it has got almost 200 posts long, mainly by first time posters saying hello and masterc saying hello back to each of them
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:56 PM   #8
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hmmm, why does every new user have to put some anti-microsoft tag line in their signature. i still prefer my old sig my a mile: "tokenistic anti-microsoft quote" for those who forgot
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:59 PM   #9
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I think it's got something to do with trying to be accepted. After a while they realise that most of us aren't really bothered about it, and no-one really takes any notice of anyone else's sig
 
Old 10-31-2002, 01:02 PM   #10
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hmmm, why does every new user have to put some anti-microsoft tag line in their signature.
umm... because microsoft sucks?
 
Old 10-31-2002, 01:30 PM   #11
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well that's the whole point. apart from the loser trolls, no one here likes microsoft. preaching to the converted baffles me. and i suppose going to the extreme, it's like some big in joke, with no one ever defending microsoft here, it just kinda seems a little childish (?) almost.

anyway it's a free world... just my thoughts.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 01:44 PM   #12
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Quite! I believe that I have defended MS on a number of occasions! They make good mice (well, trackerballs - I've not used an MS mouse yet ) and, although it is over priced and has features that no-one will ever use, Office is good IMO. I prefer to use OOo simply because it works under Linux so I don't have to jump back and forth or get bogged down with Wine just to get an office suite to work! I think that I defended them in my 'Anti Microsoft' thread somewhere saying that if you had a software company that suddenly (!) found that its product is the most widely used software package ever, wouldn't you do the same?

Anyway, this is going astray now.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 01:58 PM   #13
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and no-one really takes any notice of anyone else's sig
They have on mine. I've had a few respond back about it that they did try to search..
 
Old 10-31-2002, 02:09 PM   #14
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
well that's what i was thinking about that (annoying, imvho) a/s/l thread in general. the profile is there (and already contains the info) so i couldn't see the point of it. however it has got almost 200 posts long, mainly by first time posters saying hello and masterc saying hello back to each of them


Did someone say hello?

To stay on topic, I use Flux and KDE, depending on which user I am.

Cool
 
Old 10-31-2002, 02:16 PM   #15
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depending on which user I am.
Now there's an admission of schizophrenia if ever I saw one! I understand what you mean, though, mate. I tend to use SF as 'gsewell' and KDE on the odd occasion that I'm 'thymox' but that's mainly because I'm very rarely thymox these days and I haven't been bothered to change from the default settings for him/me/whoever! I do, however, also sometimes have even worse schizophrenic tendencies, such as having a nice SF session running on tty7, and then installing a new WM and loading it up on tty8 as me! Hmm... I really ought to find my medication
 
  


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