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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 configuration files?"

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