Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2007 22:51 UTC, submitted by andrewg
KDE Ars takes a look at the new RC2 release of KDE 4.0. "Transitions are always hard, but when the dust settles, a clean break between versions and an opportunity to introduce some innovative new ideas should lead to a stronger user experience. After years of development, unnecessary cruft builds up and things tend to get disorganized. The KDE 4 transition, though it will definitely be rocky at first, gives developers the ability to cut away the cruft and reorganize code in a manner that makes the whole environment more future-proof and easier to maintain."
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RE[2]: Very strong start
by Dasher42 on Fri 14th Dec 2007 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Very strong start"
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Thanks for the reply, aseigo, I do really like KDE.

> 3) I want the old Mac-style menubar at the top. It
> is nicely consistent and wastes less screen real
> estate.

afaik, kwin still supports this. however, your "wastes less screen real estate" comment is completely bogus. i'l leave it up to the reader to determine why.

As to this, open up three or more windows of any type that would have their own menubar, especially if they're all the same, and compare the space involved to a single strip at the top. Also consider the relative speed of putting the mouse pointer at a corner of the screen. I don't say imitate the Mac for the sake of imitating the Mac, but KDE's support for this thus far has been a plus.

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