Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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Indeed. X development... OK, it's maybe not as rapid as it could be, the xorg folks aren't great with deadlines, but it is definitely moving! The improvements in X over the last several years have been visible, and are still on-going.

"X is bad!" has become a talking-point for the local Linux Hater's Club. It's not a substantive claim. X has gotten O.K., and it's still improving. Soon, it will be good; eventually, it will be freaking awesome. It's certainly not Desktop Linux's constraining factor.

The biggest thing holding Linux back from the desktop, I suspect, is just that there's no need for it. Most people already have Windows, and it works well enough that they have no need to switch. (Which is not to say anything negative about Linux - or anything about its comparative quality at all, really.) That, and they have Windows software.

Edited 2010-02-09 23:26 UTC

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