[kwlug-disc] Begging for presentation offers

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Fri Nov 11 11:39:09 EST 2011

On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 21:33, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 07:42:44PM -0500, Darcy Casselman wrote:
>> I can take the Unity side of the Gnome Shell vs Unity throw-down. I
>> *could* take both sides, but I'm not nearly as familiar with Gnome
>> Shell.  I'd probably have to do research and live in it for a while,
>> which seems like work.  So if there are any Gnome Shell enthusiasts
>> out there, we should talk.
> Deal! Could you do January 9?
> I figure if the other side doesn't show up then you will (probably?)
> win the debate. Then we will all fall in love with Unity and want to
> use it all the time. Plus you could make a lot of snide comments about
> GNOME Shell that will be unopposed. There are few ways to foster Open
> Source goodwill [0] than sparking flamewars. (It worked for Wordpress
> vs Drupal, anyways.)
> I figure you are most likely to find GNOME Shell enthusiasts amongst
> Fedora users, but I could be wrong.

I'm an Ubuntu shell user, completely converted for a while now. I was
a Unity user since the 11.04 betas, through the 11.10 betas. I could
take up the "other side". Also, I don't think this is a zero-sum
argument. Also, this isn't a zero-sum game, and I think both are
benefiting from the other existing (I know shell development picked up
after Unity was announced, for example).

Any KDE users that we could poke for experiences on KDE's 4 migration?
Especially if you didn't like 4.0, but accepted the later releases as
development marched on?

Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>

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