Is there a howto on essentials.

Billie Erin Walsh bilwalsh at
Wed Nov 18 16:11:20 GMT 2009

On 11/18/2009 Draciron Smith wrote:
>  I apologize as I usually lurk in a list for a bit before speaking up
>  but I'm in rather dire straits.  I'm a long time KDE user, been using
>  it probably since there was a KDE.  I know at least since RH 6 or 7 I
>  think I've been using KDE that far back.  I've been a fanatical KDE
>  user and advocate. KDE I feel has innovated and created the best UI
>  yet designed, at least until 4.  Now I have a machine that is
>  realistically crippled. It's like being forced to use Gnome or Windoze
>  or something horrible like that.

Drac, don't take any of this personal. It's kind of a cumulative 
assessment of what I, as a relative newbie, see on many lists and threads.

Most of the people I see grousing the most are those that have been 
around the longest. They have gotten "set" in their ways. KDE4 is, from 
my limited time with KDE3, a major change. Some things from before work 
and many won't because of the fundamental change behind them. As I 
understand it it's the foundation that KDE stands on that made the 
change completely necessary. It kind of happend before the product was 
ready, but there wasn't a huge choice.  [ Yeah, Yeah, I know - someone 
has ported KDE3 to...... - ] The older programs were getting left behind.

I think the biggest problem is that no one wants change. They want the 
same ol' same ol', but different. People get used to doing something one 
way and when that way doesn't work any more they get all upset.

Treat all stressful situations like a dog does.
If you can't eat it or play with it, 
just pee on it and walk away

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