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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Mr Seigo,

just "Aaron" please. formality is unnecessary (and for me, unwanted) here.

the users you meet or the one who take part in studies are most likely the "geeky" ones.

elementary school children, office workers, government workers, first time home users ... no, i'm not quite so myopic to make the classic, and elementary, mistake of building profiles on any one group of users. i do meet a lot of geek users, too; they are an important segment of the user base. they are hardly the only significant group i meet with, talk with or study, however.

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