Linked by lemur2 on Thu 26th Jan 2012 22:42 UTC
KDE KDE has announced its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.8 provides many new features, and improved stability, performance and dynamic power management.
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RE[2]: Themes
by lemur2 on Sat 28th Jan 2012 06:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Themes"
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kde is hideous and the people making it have no taste is what you're saying. judging from the screenshots it appears you are correct

Kubuntu 11.10 Review
– December 1, 2011Posted in: Reviews
A masterpiece in asthetics combined with a highly functional desktop environment ensures that the release of a new version of Kubuntu is highly anticipated by many Linux users. For all the Kubuntu lovers, 11.10 brings a long list of improvements that will surely excite everyone. Kubuntu offers something for everybody and is built on the highly stable Ubuntu core. With Kubuntu you have access to all the powerful KDE applications, and the polished KDE Plasma desktop. The interface does not seem to have changed much, but under the hood things are running better than ever. Another excellent release by the Kubuntu team, they never disappoint.

"A masterpiece in asthetics". "Polished KDE Plasma desktop". Clearly the appeal of the look of a desktop OS is something that is purely subjective. Opinions differ wildly.

In light of this, I feel it is always good to have a spread of opinions posted, and then let people decide for themselves.

Another view:
KDE is arguably the most powerful, versatile, smoothly integrated, and visually pleasing of all the Linux desktops and has more point-and-click customization options and "eye candy" than GNOME, Xfce, or LXDE. With its Plasma Workspaces, users can easily add a variety of widgets to the desktop. While KDE is more polished in appearance than GNOME, Xfce, or LXDE, it is also more resource-hungry. On the other hand, KDE requires less system resources than Ubuntu's Unity and less RAM than the GNOME 3.x shell.

"KDE is more polished in appearance than GNOME, Xfce, or LXDE"

Everyone has a different opinion. By no means is it a prevailing view that KDE is hideous. Quite the opposite, actually, is the opinion often expressed.

Edited 2012-01-28 07:04 UTC

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