Back to Gnome

After spending the last year or so in KDE land, I’ve decided to come back to Gnome and see how I feel.

It’s refreshingly simpler – the other bonus is that it’s the default Ubuntu desktop, so seems to be integrated much better.

GEdit is can be made to look similar to Kate (I wanted to learn VIM, but I don’t have time and I’m probably too lazy) which is nice for me.

I’m going to miss amarok. Although not as much as I thought anymore. People always said amarok was one of those killer apps that are for showing off linux. Well, I recently searched for a replacement for winamp in windows and came across mediamonkey (winamp just wasn’t keeping up with the 220 gigs of music on my server). Mediamonkey is the best damn player/library manager I’ve seen. The only thing I miss is being able to auto view artist’s wikipedia page within amarok, but that’s easily solved with a plugin or script.

Anybody know something that rocks and integrates well with Gnome? It needs to have lots of library management tools and allow libraries to be browsed by directory (using a backend database and without actually searching the directory so that offline drives can be in a collection).

Also, hopefully Feisty Fawn is seriously improved before release, as it isn’t in a state for an general home user to make use of. Either that or I’m doing everything wrong because I’m used to the command line.


#1   Jon on 04.02.07 at 4:47 am

VIM is easy to learn. Even I, Mr. Linux-Hurts-My-Brain, picked it up in a few days.

#2   Joel on 04.02.07 at 5:04 am

Well I’ve learnt the basics, but I get frustrated when I can’t just do something immediately. I’m an impatient boy.

I should give it another shot. Another silly problem is VIM isn’t pretty enough. I want eye candy AND productivity gains!

#3   Rob on 04.02.07 at 5:21 am


That is all.

#4   Joel on 04.02.07 at 2:59 pm

Ah, thanks Rob I’ll check it out. Maybe there is geek-hope for me yet. 😉

#5   HAT on 04.04.07 at 3:06 pm

Well Joel it is good to see you have moved back to the light side. I have tried KDe but not such a big fan. Gnome is nice and clean looking.

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