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Gnome + KDE d'n'd
Date: 30/4/2004
I was just attaching some files to an email in Linux, and you know what? It's really quick if you don't use a Gnome or KDE application as the source or destination.

For years now I've been bemoaning the craptacular lack of speed that Linux GUI apps seem to be chained to. But now that I've written a) a file manager and b) an email client for Linux I see it's not the GUI (i.e. X11) that is necessarily at fault here, it's also the applications.

You see when I drag a file from my file manager to my email client it works wonderfully. No jerking cursor, halts or long waits. It's all smooth and easy. But if I use the KDE file manager it's a mess of stuttering cursor's trails across the screen, delays and bugs when you touch the edge of a window.

I can see it now... "Matt's Linux distro"... no Gnome, no Kde... just quick and lean little applications to GET WORK DONE.

"Matix!"

Maybe not... to "popular culture" for my taste... The Matrix is still a bitter wound in my memory that hasn't healed.

"Mattoo!" - A flavour of gentoo?
 
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