I started thinking of how one can see going from point A to point B in KDE and GNOME and I could not help to find some amusement in this metaphor.
Ready for the ride? "How do I go to B? Let me count the ways:"
Wanna go to B? Take this path...or maybe the one less traveled by.
|The KDE way(s)|
However, I must admit that, when you first travel the KDE path, it can look remarkably like this:
Wonderland? Simply go down the rabbit hole, Alice.
There is a downside to it, though. In fact, some experienced users find Gnome's approach over-restrictive, almost claustrophobic.
|Follow the path.. You cannot miss B!|
I am not writing this as a complaint, for I am sure both approaches appeal and satisfy different users.
How could I complain about choice?
Wait, I do have a complaint!
I used it for over 13 years, but I still resent the Windows way!
Thou shalt not go to B (unless you disobey the rules)
Windows would tell me that going from A to B was either impossible or forbidden. Want your computer to wake you up to a song? To have a wallpaper? Or more recently, to have a menu? No way!!
But you could always circumvent the prohibition with third party, often cracked software. Then, why blocking the road in the first place?
|Microsoft, you might not want it, but users want to go to B!|