Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:23 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Linux "Ubuntu, once the darling of desktop Linux and the overwhelmingly popular choice for newcomers, may soon lose that role to Mint." I switched to Mint KDE, and have no intention of going back. By the way, KDE4 is finally good (don't hit me, Aaron) - fast, fluid, stable, pretty, and thanks to its versatility, a joy to use after a few hours of tweaking. Just... Please, unify Plasma and the regular widget style. This is insanity.
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RE: The underlying reasons
by woegjiub on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 23:25 UTC in reply to "The underlying reasons"
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Perhaps this is all because the minimalist desktop still exists, and can not really be improved upon further?
TWMs for those who prefer them, or fluxbox/openbox for those who don't, plus a plethora of console applications and a few GUI apps like Firefox and an office suite are near enough to impossible to actually improve upon.

KDE has been doing things well; tidying code, and slowly adding features. Not sure what is to complain about, except that they mismanaged the 4.0 release by not clarifying it was for developers and not end users.

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