Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
There is one downside to being a software glutton: it makes a mess of your desktop. My menu panels under Windows, GNOME or KDE quickly loose their function as easy access to the applications. Don’t even get me started about finding my programs under Mac OS X. It usually doesn’t take long for me to start rearranging the menu-items and the programs. Under Windows that job is a simple matter of dragging-N-dropping and a superfluous use of the right mouse button. I tried it under the Ubuntu GNOME desktop, but I kind of gave up using Alacarte for this. Absolutely horrible (though I haven’t given it a try with Gutsy Gibbon yet). DesktopBSD uses the KDE desktop and since that desktop has the reputation of being a paradise for the customizer I started the task of fine tuning my desktop with an optimistic mindset.
The starting point
It really was quite a mess. The submenu for Office applications had all the separate OpenOffice.org, Koffice and GNOME Office items and financial software in one long list. It wasn’t even listed alpabetically.