My return to XFCE

My conclusion after two days of KDE 4.4 is…I returned to XFCE. KDE wasn’t bad and there is the argument that I didn’t give it enough of a chance. It just doesn’t sit right with me. Maybe it’s the “Start” menu. I dunno. All I know is that XFCE is just more “me.”

Of course, this is what I think is great about Linux. Choice. While KDE isn’t bad, it’s not for me. As long as I don’t hold it against anyone who chooses KDE over Gnome or XFCE, it’s all good!

KDE 4.4 Continued…

Konqueror. Um. As a web brower. Right. It generally works. However, most sites I use complain about an incompatible browser. It also loads/renders sites slower than Chrome or Firefox.

It still does the KIO stuff I love though! smb:/ is something I really miss in XFCE. (Although I hear rumors that it’s coming to Thunar soon!)

KDE 4.4 from an XFCE fan

So…today I noticed that it’s Spring! Since it’s spring, I think it’s time for something new. I’ve been very well set in XFCE for quite some time, especially since KDE 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 never felt right. I loved KDE 3.x series so I was hoping that KDE 4 would be even better.

Running Arch linux, there’s a whole wiki on it at wiki.archlinux.org. I went with a base install, so pacman -S kdebase. Adjust slim.conf and .xinitrc and whala! I have a KDE desktop. I have to admit, it’s pretty. Composting helps add a nice touch.

Round one: Initial appearance… 7/10

Throwing out food

From this article, http://wasteage.com/mag/waste_food_waste_3/ I’ve learned that Americans waste a lot of food. According to the study, we discard 1.3lbs of food per day, or 475lbs per year per person.

Seriously? How? Nearly everything in our house gets eaten. We don’t make more than we can eat in two settings. Leftovers are usully eaten in a day or two as lunches and such. I don’t understand how so much food is wasted by people. Are we making more than we can eat? Are we just throwing out the leftovers? Are we simply not preparing or eating food that we purchase? I don’t get it…just don’t get it…