How to fix configuration anarchy on the Linux desktop
Jul 25, 2011, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)
[ Thanks to M.
Fioretti for this link. ]
"I see something pretty messy in all Linux desktops that is much
more general than Linux: it's something missing in the way that
many FOSS desktop applications are developed. Jack goes close to it
in point #8 of his post.
"Which applications should be installed by default in a Linux
desktop? OpenOffice, LibreOffice or Calligra? Evolution, mutt or
Thunderbird? Firefox, Chrome or Konqueror? Nautilus or Dolphin?
digiKam or f-spot? Blackbox or IceWM? Emacs, VI, Kate or gedit?
"Personally, I don't care that much if the programs I prefer
aren't in the system menus or aren't installed by default. I know
FOSS enough both to install without help almost all the software I
need, and to avoid like the plague most discussions on these
topics. I care even less if some program is a KDE or GNOME one.
What really bothers me though is: why there is no cooperation about