Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 21:46 UTC
KDE KDE 4.1, which is supposed to become the KDE4 version usable by 'normal' people, is coming at the end of July. When Ars reviewed the beta release, they were positive in that it was moving forward at an "extraordinary pace". Despite the positive notions in the news, many seem to have problems actually seeing all the new stuff being done in KDE4 - just like how people fail to see the massive amount of work put into Vista. KDE developer Rafael Fernandez Lopez (I'm sorry for the lack of diacritical marks, an OSNews bug we're working on) decided to put together a screencast showing off all the new stuff coming in KDE 4.1.
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RE: Screen estate
by lemur2 on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 09:21 UTC in reply to "Screen estate"
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Or why use the desktop for what its for: files

You have to be kidding.

The Windows-only IT staff at work spend a good deal of their time beseeching people: "don't put your files on the desktop".

Your post and others on this thread sound just like a series of made-up rants to me.


For example ... if for example you don't like the KDE 4.1 menu, you can always just replace it with the same style of menu as was used in KDE 3.

Soon enough, other options will also become available ... such as Tasty Menu for example:

... or if you prefer, Raptor menu:

... or Lancelot menu:

Whatever floats your boat.

There will be a lot more options by the time KDE 4.1 is released. If you don't like the default menu ... use one you do like.

or at least let the users choose to use the new and improved look OR the old and well proven look

Well exactly !!!

KDE lets you do exactly that. Sheesh!

Select the old menu style in, choose a "retro KDE 3 look" theme, and away you go ... you would get the underlying improvements to the KDE core with very nearly the same look and feel as before.

Plasma is not KDE 4 ... and even if it were, Plasma is very configurable.

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