The Integrated Desktop

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at
Wed Dec 8 03:20:24 GMT 2004

On Tuesday 07 December 2004 15:11, Iain Dooley wrote:
> KDE is an amazing desktop environment, but of the applications
> that i use most, none of the packaged KDE programs are really the
> best of breed.

I'll reply in line:

> KOffice < OpenOffice

I like OOo, because I started out with it, and I bought a bunch of 
user how-to books, etc.

But I once had a link that I couldn't open with OOo, and I clicked 
on it, and Koffice was able to open it.  

I use KDE 3.3 on SuSE Pro 9.2.  I'm an attorney, and a simple end 

> KMail < Thunderbird

I actually use kmail.  I find that it integrates well with KDE, and 
it is actually pretty slick, IMHO.  I've never used T-bird, again, 
just because I started with KDE, and T-bird didn't exist back then 
in 2001.  

> Konquerer < Firefox 

I like Konq better that Ff for most stuff.  I find that Ff's screen 
is too busy.  Just MHO.  But I'm glad that Ff is there, because I 
use it for stuff that Konq won't render.  And I actually find that 
Konq is faster than Ff.  I'm still using dial up, so the difference 

Either way, I'm grateful to have the programs above available to me. 
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