Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 17:36 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BSD and Darwin derivatives It seems that PC-BSD has set a trend. "DesktopBSD aims at being a stable and powerful operating system for desktop users. DesktopBSD combines the stability of FreeBSD, the usability and functionality of KDE and the simplicity of specially developed software to provide a system that's easy to use and install." How this new BSD distribution stacks up against PC-BSD remains to be seen.
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RE: Why KDE?
by aseigo on Tue 2nd Aug 2005 22:13 UTC in reply to "Why KDE?"
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> When I think of KDE I think of encumbrance.

instead of asking "Why KDE" perhaps you should be asking, "why does my world view not match up with the reality of things that i am observing all around me?"

perhaps KDE really is more usable for the average user and doesn't introduce any licensing encumbrances that are of concern to anyone concerned with real world situations. that would explain things nicely, wouldn't it?

i'd also add that it could well be that the design of KDE resonates with the BSD people. perhaps the portability of KDE and the number of active KDE developers who use and develop on BSD has also had an impact on that community.

or maybe it's just all serendipity. at the end of the day the most important thing here is that more and more people are getting behind the open source desktop and putting their time and effort into promoting it.

this can only be a good thing.

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