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[4]: Screen estate
by dagw on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 13:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Screen estate"
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But those are all policy issues and issues tied specifically to your particular windows network implementation, and not connected to the general concept of using you desktop as a place to dump files.

You should not keep the company's files that you are working on in your own private directory areas ...

But this true for any storage on local hard drives and has nothing to do with the desktop, and isn't really relevant for personal files anyway. At work my desktop area points to a folder on a central fileserver so all my files can be accessed from there if necessary. Anything that needs to be stored in different places can be solved more or less transparantly throught clever use of symlinks and mount points.

These are all solvable if one really puts ones mind to it. Especially if one happens to have the source code to the OS and all the infrastructure code ;)

It's one thing to say, saving files to the desktop is a bad idea when using the OS and particular setup and policies we happen to have. It's quite another to say saving files to the desktop is a bad idea.

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