|Some KDE Myths.
KDE Myth: Koffice owns, Kspread, Kword..they own, Gnome-office sucks.
o Gnumeric has made some huge steps in the last 6 months, with the
semi-intergration of Guppi (graphing)…its a very stable Spreadsheet
application, offers many features that kspread dreams of. More Functions,
more file filters,.. Kspread is more like a budget/cutdown version of
To put it blutantly KDE toolbars and general gui design are/have always
been a mess.
o Abiword also offers similar benefits of Gnumeric (features and File
Filters) hey does Kword have a good import/exprt RTF?! alpha-quality? wtf?
How long has Kword been in-existence? and they still cant properly render
RTF still? Even the list of known filters (export and import) available
looks very sad. http://www.koffice.org/filters/status.phtml
Considering Abiword is also being developed for many other platforms, its
done pretty well so far. Can you say WYSIWYG?
o Kivio doesnt offer everything you would want, and if you want specific
stencils, you have to fork out for them…Is this where FreeSoftware is
going? We get cutdown versions of a product,… DIA isnt bound to a
company hard bent in making a profit. So when DIA starts employing some of
these Stencils, what happens then? you spent $$$ for nothing?
KDE Myth: Konq ownz mozilla, netscape etc…
Truth: Mozilla is truely more standards complient, as of late 0.9.4+
series, The Mozilla engine is really starting to shine now, Konq has
webpages the fonts are screwed.
Mozilla isnt Perfect, but hey, everything renders properly. Konq trys to
hard to be “Internet Explorer” on the linux desktop, Its time to
completely drop the KHTML shit, If theres a better, more mature
engine…use it. KHTML was once needed, now its not.. And if you want to
Compare Gnome Galeon,..I dare you.
Nautalus was once critised as being a slow, dog, rah rah.. well it was,
yeah it was slow,…but it has improved, but it seems kde users still like
to think that. Well if it makes you happy. Nautalus is very themeable
http://jimmac.musichall.cz/screenshots/ximian-south-metatheme.jpeg Its a
welcome change away from the Windows File Manager look.
KDE Myth: GTK+ is just damn ugly
So you havent tried the abundance of GTK+ themes? cleanice? eazel?
Yeah, Gtk themes that have been around longer than kde2… and with the
upcoming release of GTK2, themes are getting better and faster. Themes
under KDE just dont look “pretty”. Even Gnome icons are better. So
customising Gnome to look differently isnt that hard..however KDE just
looks like that, Mosfet just looks tacky.
KDE Myth: We have all the cool appz. QT/KDE rulesss!
Oh really? So lets now count Evolution, GIMP, Red Carpet, Xchat, XMMS,
Galeon, Balsa, Gnumeric, Pan, Abiword, mplayer, Glade, Anjuta …Gnome/GTK
has plently of cool apps.
KDE Myth: Gnome is loosing, its dead, just use KDE.
Well considering most new distros have KDE preinstalled as default, ie,
Mandrake, Lindows, Caldera, Corel, Suse ..and some other I missed out, its not
surprising Gnome is losing *some* support, But with Ximian and Redhat
Gnome/GTK will keep on living. QT is hardly community developed, GTK+ has always been community developed…and thus we as the linux community we _should_ support it.