Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2005 15:34 UTC, submitted by oGALAXYo
KDE "This document was created to show non-KDE people what they're missing - and if you haven't used KDE a lot, you're missing a lot of things and you may interested in reading this page to learn how many wonderful things you've been missing. I promise, this is a subjective analysis of why KDE rules. I was a GNOME user for a long time, one of those users who loved GNOME UI, and I didn't know how much things I was missing with KDE until I tried it."
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RE: Geeks
by dark child on Fri 30th Dec 2005 00:24 UTC in reply to "Geeks"
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2005-12-09

I don't agree that KDE mainly appeals to geeks. I have lots of friends and relatives who are non geeks and don't struggle to use KDE on my computers because its quite similar to Windows in some aspects. GNOME on the other hand is a bit confusing to a lot of them due to the unfamiliar look and feel. One of my aunts even requested that I install Mandriva with KDE in a dual boot scenario because she had been impressed with KDE and some of the office applications available on Linux.

As for Linux not having a large desktop market share, you have to remember that Linux on the desktop is still in its infancy. Previously many people who use Linux and Unix concentrated on the server side, but with the vast improvements in KDE, GNOME, Openoffice, firefox and popularity of distros like Ubuntu, Suse et al more people are beginning to see Linux as a viable alternative.

I think the learning curve puts some people off, but for those that have hands on support, its not much of an issue. It would also help if more computers were sold with Linux preinstalled and people didn't have to pay the MS tax. Many people will use whatever is installed on the PC they buy so Linux will never be as popular as windows if its not given the same exposure as Windows.

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