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Re: Gnome looks hideous

  • Subject: Re: Gnome looks hideous
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:14:10 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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__/ [ Ron House ] on Thursday 27 April 2006 03:32 \__

> Ruel Smith wrote:
>> I absolutely, whole-heartedly, agree with you. It's ugly, unintuitive,
>> limited, and not very versatile. KDE is hands down the best.
>> I think corporate desktop people in enterprise _want_ to keep things from
>> the user, and therefore prefer Gnome. However, they're not going to win
>> over the desktop in the corporate world with that hideous window
>> manager/GUI.
> KDE hasn't got a feature that is a deal breaker for me: Gnome pops up
> and tells me the size of a window as I resize it. When programming for
> screen sizes, not having this tiny feature makes life impossible. Of
> course, fvwm also told you position when you shifted, which was even
> better.

KDE 3.4 (if not 3.2 and 3.3 as well, surely not 3.1 which I use regularly)
has this feature. You can have the windows dimensions displayed rather
neatly as you resize. And KDE, being KDE, gives you much functionality
beyond the very basics of this.

Hope it helps,


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