[Digikam-users] "Best" distro, Adobe
willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za
Wed Sep 21 07:16:03 BST 2011
I am waving a white flag. There are many issues. If you think distro's
are contentious, just consider the issues of Gnome 3 and KDE. I hope you
perceive we are partners. I have a hangup about always preaching against
imperialism/provincialism in the Linux world. This comes after seeing so
much conflict at all levels, even between Redhat and Canonical.
At a different level, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the
DigiKam crowd for the amount of time and energy being put into the
development of this software. It is a role model in collaborative open
On 20/09/2011 16:44, Paul Verizzo wrote:
> Hi, William. I tried to convey what I meant by "Best." Rinus "got
> it." What I meant was a flawless installation on Virtual Box, for
> starters. Then E-Z access to both of my partitions w/o doing cryptic
> command line things as needed in Ubuntu/Mint/Wubi. Those two things
> are pretty objective and quantifiable. The most subjective is the
> look and feel, the layout, the ability to intuit what comes next, how
> to get "there." So, I'll stand by "best," but I certainly
> acknowledge that my best may not be other's best. I was also
> encouraging users to get out of their comfort zone if they've not
> tried pclos as it's not one of the big players.
> Another example of a dud distro was kubuntu. Clun-kee! No flyout
> menus, every subcategory required another click, and then the same to
> back out to the main menu! Wow.
> Rinus, re Adobe, YES!!!! Lord, I hate that company's products! Even
> the standard PDF reader is bloat ware (I use lightweight, more
> featured, free Foxit Reader.) I have never found Photoshop, or for
> that matter, other programs like their Pagemaker intuitive. Menu
> categories, terms. I guess I did not get the Adobe gene. And now, as
> evidenced by the Photoshop Elements 8 that came with my big Canon
> printer, they are in love with hard to read gray fonts on black
> backgrounds! One of the BIG reasons I love digiKam! Easy to read and
> see things! Wow, what a concept. <snark> Adobe is more concerned
> with being "cool," I guess, than function. And with every boot of
> Elements, it wants you to get married, i.e., register. The Organizer
> has no options about folders. You do it THEIR way, not yours. Eff
> that! I do NOT understand how Adobe took over the pro graphics
> marketplace by any objective standard.
> Mi tres centavos.....
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