Well I am happy to report that my third day with KDE has shaped up better than the second. I’ll admit that by the end of yesterday I was just counting the days until I could switch back. Today is a different story.
Now that I’ve resolved some of my main concerns things are shaping up well. Klipper “actions” is quite cool although all I’m using it for so far is to get links out of konsole. What are some of the other cool features I should know about?
I still really like katapult. Sweet idea. Can this be run in gnome without the bulk of the KDE library installed?
So here is what I am using regularly.
- Firefox for browsing. I depend on a few plugins, but I do want to give Konquerer another chance.
- Konsole. I do all of my instant messaging over ssh, into screen & on irssi + bitlbee. Works great now that I can use Klipper actions.
- Akregator within Kmail. Clean. Nice. Organized. Good app. Is there a way to specify opening links within the browser (Firefox) vs the integrated browsing?
- Kate for editing. I haven’t used it much but it does seem clean & easy enough. Any thoughts on Kate vs gedit?
I do think I prefer Synaptic over Adept. I do most of my package management on the command line but for those hard to find packages Synaptic does seem a little more comprehensive. Thoughts?
Tonite I will finally give Amarok a try (first time ever). I hear a lot of good things about it–sounds like the media king. Any suggestions on what I should look for, why its the best, or limitations?
I really can’t think of any complaints at the end of day 3. I think I can say that at this point the desktop that I end up on is up in the air. You might convert me yet. Of course I’m not finding any limitations in gnome, just sweet apps in KDE that I never knew existed.
(You’re right nixternal, some parts of KDE do rock my socks off!)