Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 21:15 UTC, submitted by JRepin

Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status. The Plasma 2 user interfaces are built using QML and run on top of a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack using Qt5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma 2 is a converged workspace shell that can run and switch between user interfaces for different formfactors, and makes the workspace adaptable to a given target device.

Plasma 2 is not a complete rewrite; it's a port to a new graphics system (a fully hardware accelerated OpenGL(ES) scenegraph).

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RE: UX matters most
by sbenitezb on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 22:41 UTC in reply to "UX matters most"
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+1. I could even get as far as going full XMonad+rxvt if I wanted the complete old days experience.

Apple may have lost it's focus, but their UI is better than all others. It's no wonder that one of the most common linux distributions is somewhat similar to OS X UI wise. People like simple, easy, fast and powerful.

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