Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:05 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
KDE We all know what KDE stands for, right? Unless you're new here, you'll know that it stands for the K Desktop Environment. While this certainly covers a large chunk of what KDE stands for, it has increasingly lost its meaning over the past few years. Consequently, the KDE team has decided to 'reposition' the KDE brand.
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But then an experience user could easily change KDE or Windows to reflect their preferences (as they're going to be more tech savvy) so I don't see the problem.

I love the fact that KDE has a simular GUI as Windows because, as much as I might dislike other aspects of Windows, I've always liked the way how the GUI was layed out.

But I also love the fact that KDE isn't a clone of Windows. They've taken the bits they liked from the GUI and added a few things they preferred.

So while it might grate some users who are new to the system - ultimately it's still better than creating a carbon copy (as people would stick to Windows and not bother with KDE).

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