Linked by David Adams on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 16:11 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE "After the recent release KDE 4.1 beta 2 and openSUSE 11 with KDE 4.0.4, some critics have been especially vocal in expressing their displeasure with the KDE 4 user interface paradigms. The debate has grown increasingly caustic as critics and supporters engage in a war of words over the technology. The controversy has escalated to the point where some users are now advocating a fork in order to move forward the old KDE 3.5 UI paradigms. As an observer who has closely studied each new release of KDE 4, I'm convinced that the fork rhetoric is an absurdly unproductive direction for this debate."
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let them fork it.
by nivenh on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 16:32 UTC
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if the new UI is truly that bad, it will die a short death. death in this case being no real users to speak of. the upside is the bickering on the list will die down. ;)

if it doesn't die and instead surpasses KDE 4 in user adoption, then i guess it answers the question of which one is preferrable to most.

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