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KDE vs. GNOME session management

jkinz-+hffLmS/kj4 at wrote:
> Tom Metro wrote:
>> One feature that might be compelling enough to warrant a switch is 
>> session management.
>> ...
>> Anyone have comments on their experiences with KDE session management in 
>> general?
> I have had those exact issue with gnome terminal(gt) and that is one of
> the major reasons I use KDE.  The Konsole app is far better than gnome
> terminal. 

So that's a good argument for Konsole, but not necessarily KDE in 
general, unless the Konsole session management features don't work under 
GNOME. (I guess I should test that.)

Another area of differentiation between the two environments is the 
bundled file manager. I find GNOME's Nautilus intuitive and adequate, 
although nothing special. However I've noticed it can also chew up a ton 
up memory (hundreds of megabytes), so if I stuck with GNOME I'd likely 
seek an alternate file manager. On the KDE side I've read how the file 
manager pops up a dialog asking you whether you want to copy/move/link a 
dragged-and-dropped file, which sounds annoying. So again, I'd likely 
seek an alternate file manager.

Any recommendations for alternate file managers?


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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