Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 18:37 UTC
Linux After two years, the relatively popular PCLinuxOS distribution has finally put out a new major release, imaginatively called PCLinuxOS 2009.1. PCLinuxOS is a release originally based on Mandrake (now Mandriva), but which has taken on a life of its own. The distribution has one selling point (for some, at least) few other popular distributions have: it eschews KDE4 (for now).
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RE[3]: excellent
by steviant on Sun 15th Mar 2009 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: excellent"
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I think you actually may have hit upon the reason without realising it.

KDE4 probably IS the best current desktop environment. Also, it doesn't include Mono. Therefore, it would be imperative (from one particular point of view) to create an impression that people were against it.

Can you say "astroturfing"?

The reason I don't use KDE 4 is because it uses qt4, which doesn't render fonts the same way as qt3 and gtk2, It doesn't respect fontconfig at all, worse still it uses subpixel rendering and hinting on vertical stems which is idiotic and results in misshapen and badly kerned characters.

Going by your logic qt4 must have been created by Microsoft to make Linux look like a clown OS with worse typesetting than a typewriter in order to drive away people with taste.

The fact that they haven't fixed Qt4's rendering after 5 revisions stands as proof.

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