KDE is one of the worst user interfaces I have ever used. Gnome is alot better - not great however. There is a program that will create XpGnome - Make Linux Look like Windows XP that makes the switch over alot easier. I have been trying to switch over for 5 years now and was going to when I found this script at:
I do not understand the Lunix World not having the "My Computer" icon on the desktop. If you want people to switch over simple drive access needs to be provided. I hate MicroJunk as much as anyone else but the GUI rules. Therefore, if we are stuck with KDE for LinuxMCE and do not want the nightmare of MythTV is there a script that will create a XP desktop for KDE? If not I will just have to wait a few more years to switch....
Where to start...
KDE - No matter how you feel about KDE, your primary interaction with a lmce machine will be orbiter, assuming you follow the direction and information in the FAQ. For machines that need windows, you can network boot them as media directors, essentially using them for a dual purpose.
Im pretty sure you meant Linux and not Lunix
MythTV is not a nightmare. Im not sure how you decided this, but less inflammatory comments go a long way towards getting you a response.
Before you install linuxMCE, or even start to read the FAQ, try and understand if its what you want. If a media center is what you seek, there are many open source options available. You really need to evaluate what it is your looking for and from what I can tell, you dont seem exactly sure. Asking about basic drive access (which is there if one were to look
) and changing the underlying OS gui seems a bit off considering the intent of the system.
Please keep in mind this comes from a windows user whose 1st experience with linux was (and still is) linuxMCE. Its really not as hard as you think if you dont try to out-think it. There are a ton of more things is could add to this, but im tired.
so please. ask yourself, what am I using this for? This way you aren't trying to use the space shuttle to get down the street. That and you wont ever be able to do any of this in windows, so ill trade this for a silly 'my computer' icon any day of the week and twice on tuesday. :p