Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
KDE For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode. Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.
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In contrast to this, Gnome is very often considered to have good defaults and usability.

Yes, because more often than not it doesn't do anything. It's easy to decide on defaults when all you have are a handful of widgets on a window and you have far fewer features and you've decided that you don't want to face and solve the usability problems as a result. That's how Gnome, collectively, has decided to progress. Gnome is nowhere near having the 'drilling' problem below because it isn't close to being able to implement anything like it.

I can't believe they're even considering to make it work by mouse-over. I'm sure though, that they'll provide a setting to change it to on-click behavior.

I'm not sure that they can change it to a clickable behaviour. As I understand it it is supposed to be a bit of a cross between a preview and actually physically opening a Dolphin window. I haven't tried it yet though so I stand corrected.

As Thom says though, trying to get the implementation of a neat feature like this as usable as possible is a very difficult thing to get right.

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