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File Manager + DE Usability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 35 comments

Well I am still using it on some machines. After changing the theme and some other looknfeel things, I've got to a point where I don't vomit when using it. I always keep up to date to see if they improve things, and they have fixed some problems of older versions. Explorer actually isn't that much worse, though it is bloatware (kde is worse). Explorer's interface in win2000 is very solid and not as "hacked" looking as kde. Of course KDE will fix these problems in the next couple years as m$ did with win95. - Mar 13 2003
File Manager + DE Usability

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 35 comments

I would love to use linux as a desktop, but both KDE and gnome are imo extremely unusable (worse than windows 3.1) right now. Nautilus is slow and way icons are dragged sucks. Konqueror has more features, but icon selection is bad and much more difficult to use than win98 or XP. KDE's default theme is ugly too, I prefer the simplicity of the win95/2000 look.

This is maybe OT but another problem I have is that when you double-click a program in KDE/gnome, it takes a long time for anything to happen (yeah I know the taskbar shows some "working" thing in KDE). On windows, even when you start a big application, there are immediate results (window opens, or hard drive grinds for a few seconds and then a window opens). This makes the linux desktop difficult to use. (Of course the command line is very fast and usable compated to windows).

Right now I use icewm because KDE and gnome are ugly and unusable. I would like a good file manager, but the choices for linux are limited. Explorer.exe doesn't run very well under wine. Comments please. - Mar 12 2003