Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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RE[5]: Thom's justified...
by lemur2 on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 05:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Thom's justified..."
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" The first major version (4.0) of this series was released on 11 January 2008 Above page was posted Posted by jun auza On 8/20/2008 Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and reached general retail availability on October 22, 2009.
Yes.. At that point in time they were copying Vista with its black UI and shiny themes. I'm pretty sure he was talking about the newest versions of KDE4 trying to copy 7, but you chose to misinterpret what he was saying. "

Why doesn't he conclude that Win 7 is a copy of KDE4? Except of course for transparent window title bars, which are a UI problem utterly unique to Windows.

This conclusion would, after all, fit better with the whole "cause and effect" thingy, given the timelines.

AFAIK just about the only desktop UI feature that truly originates in Windows 7 is the Aero "snap" feature, which KDE4 has a lesser implementation of in the form of "Quick tiling (snap to edge)".

"New: Window maximizing and tiling by snapping to the screen-edges ("Quick tiling and maximization")"

If anything else has been copied, it has been copied from KDE4 to Windows 7. It is that whole "cause and effect", you see.

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