Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 13:15 UTC, submitted by irbis
KDE Five weeks later than planned, the KDE project has released KDE 4.0 Beta 1. "The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first Beta release for KDE 4.0. This release marks the beginning of the integration process which will bring the powerful new technologies included in the now frozen KDE 4 libraries to the applications." Update: Screenshots.
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The thing I like about KDE
by Dasher42 on Thu 2nd Aug 2007 20:50 UTC
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My single favorite feature of KDE is that the applications share keyboard shortcuts. This ought to be expanded upon. For example, I really like making sure that all tabbed interfaces have the same key to circulate between tabs. It makes for a power user's dream.

It's no replacement to have custom keybindings in a desktop environment if applications don't use them. Try keeping meta-keys consistent in Gnome with Firefox or Epiphany. It seems like this has been overlooked there in favor of a pretty mouse-oriented interface.

You either need fairly careful UI design like Apple has or good architecture, and KDE has the architecture. I'm really excited about 4.x. I hope this is the time when all that great stuff under the hood really pays off on the surface.

Gnome and others are very welcome to catch up.

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