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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 7:26pm

KDE is too restrictive and monolithic

I have a hard time understanding why I can't for example remove a game from under Add/Remove in KDE without having to remove whole KDE... that doesn't give the feel of freedom where you HAVE to have all those programs installed. Even Windows allows users to remove separate applications.


Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 8:14pm

KDE ain't the only one that does this, in gnome, you can't remove one game without removing the rest.


Monday, December 3rd 2007, 7:29am

Well I don't like Gnome, I like KDE... and it should be better! :)



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Thursday, December 6th 2007, 12:12pm

It is not exactly like this, it also depends on the people who make the packages.
With Debian, I can easily have only what I need (and few things come in plus).
But this does mean I didn't select KDE in the package manager and only chose the packages independently.


Thursday, December 6th 2007, 4:59pm

Most ex-Windows users switch to Ubuntu atm., that's where the issue is... users would need a solution that just works and allows them to remove the stuff they don't need, without having to hack the core KDE files. I mean seriously, the default KDE install comes with like 100 applications installed by default in Ubuntu.... that is scary for a first time user.