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Expert Tips and Tricks With Kate and Konsole

Feb 24, 2012, 14:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Carla Schroder for this link. ]

"Let's have a little chat about simplicity first, because I think this is quite misunderstood. A personal computer is a mighty all-purpose beast that serves whatever role you can imagine, and Linux is the most flexible computing platform of all, for everything from tiny embedded devices to supercomputers. The average low-budget PC outperforms the supercomputers of yesteryear.

"This vast flexibility can be rather daunting, and one approach to managing it is to strip away functionality and hide what it's doing from the fragile eyes of the user. That is supposed to make it easier for us. I think it makes it harder because then we're stuck with an inflexible, opaque system that we cannot tailor to our own needs, and we have to invest time and ingenuity in working around the shortcomings of the 'simplified" system.'"

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