Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 13:46 UTC
Editorial With Windows 7 having made its grand debut, and with KDE4's vision making leaps and bounds forward with every release, we have two major software projects that have decided to implement some fairly drastic interface changes. Such changes are bound to receive some harsh criticisms - but the funny thing is, these criticisms usually come from people you least expect it from.
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Comment by mithnae
by mithnae on Tue 27th Jan 2009 14:12 UTC
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The more advanced the user of a certain application desktop env. is, the more is hist or her productivity vulnerable to any change made to such application.

If one uses only 10% of most basic functionality of such application, and all his knowledge comes from learning patterns by hard with minimal concious reflection about the underlying mechanisms, then any change made will affect such user only marginally, and the most disturbing consequence of said change would be that he or she will be forced to repeat the "pattern learning process" once again, possibly without much thinking of what has changed and why.

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