Elin Tjerngren wrote: > I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu Linux (on a MacBook with > Leopard - dual boot). Of course it's a learning curve, as always when > switching OS or applications so I still have a lot to learn. I like it > so far :-) > > It's really easy to find and install new applications with Synaptic > Package Manager, i think that's what Phil means with this: > > >>I completed the >>initial install in less than two hours, with the bulk of the time >>spent browsing the package list for goodies to add on. Indeed. Though it's the Adept Package Manager on Kubuntu. A.K.A. "Add/Remove Programs" in the K-Menu. [snip /] > I've always (too long) used Homesite on Windows and had in mind to > switch to Emacs, though now I've started with a softer approach - > Quanta, which is more feature rich but otherwise the same as Kate. I > like it for its features but some people think it's too bloated (I have > yet to find out the quirks ;-) Thanks for the tip. I'll give Quanta a try. > > As you can see there's no problem to use KDE programs (Like Kate or > Quanta) on the Gnome desktop. Also there's not too much trouble to > install Wine and then IE6 on that so you can start that as a normal > application and test your web sites. Not much hope for IE7 so far. I thought that using KDE-based software on Gnome disabled the seamless remote folder functionality (kioslaves). Please correct me if that's not true. Regards, Phil -- Need to contact me offlist? Drop -webdev or you probably won't get through.