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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by aseigo on Fri 4th Jul 2008 01:23 UTC in reply to "KDE 4"
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But the actual functionality is lot less impressive and is what should be the focus instead of more bling.

we actually focus on both, and that's pretty apparent in the improvements made in the last 5 years along both tracks.

GNOME is usable and functional, and most of 3rd party apps itegrate well with it (they use Gtk).

like Skype or Google Earth or NX or Scribus? no, wait, those use Qt... to name a few. ;)

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