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: meh :-/
by dagw on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 12:07 UTC in reply to "meh :-/"
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It still looks half finished

It still is half finished.

It still looks like the bastard child of <insert x> system

Well it kind of is. KDE4 has been lifting bits and pieces they like from all over the place and trying to tie them to together in a uniform desktop environment. Unfortunatly the whole tying together thing doesn't seem to be quite done yet. Hopefully they'll put more work into that once the individual pieces are in place.

It still uses space so badly 'white space' is everywhere

Kind of have to agree, but it bothers me less and less the more I use KDE4. I guess I'm just becoming numb to it.

why the hell would I want the contents of 'folders' on my desktop now?

I have no idea why _you_ would or would not want it. However I know that I do want it and think it looks like a good idea that would fit into the way I like to work and organize things. Fortunatly KDE let's me use this feature and you turn it off, making us both happy.

I just wish to hell we could do the same with our application launchers

I just discovered MintMenu in the latest beta of Mint Linux ( I'm not sure what you are looking for, but I agree with you that most launchers have been somewhat lacking and Mint Menu is the first one I actually kind of like.

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