Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 00:48 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
KDE This is a response to the article yesterday on the progress of GNOME and KDE. Aaron Seigo, a lead KDE developer, sets out the current state of progress with KDE 4, pointing out that KDE 4 is on track for a release in mid 2007. "Thom points to a quote from me that our goal is to have a 4.0 ready sometime in the first half of next year. That gives us until sometime in June and I'm still thinking we can make it."
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Steady Real Progress is what I see in KDE
by porcel on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 15:16 UTC
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So, let me get this straight.

Vista takes forever and a day to release a product that will not be in real consumers' hands for possibly close to another year, produces a piece of garbage so obviously bloated to any impartial observer that you will require brand-new hardware, and yet this is heralded as good progress.

In the meantime, KDE produces point releases that improve performance, correct bugs, introduce new applications while creating the solid infrastructure for a real sustainable future and they get crap for it.

Most of us who are doing network and tech support want manageable and stable solutions, not the latest crap to come out of Redmond. I run 50 thin clients off a dual 2.4 Xeon with KDE 3.3 on Suse 9.3. Try that in the Windows world.

People want solutions. People are getting smarter. People are getting sick of buzzwords that do not deliver, which is what the security nightmare of the Windows world amounts to. Speak to the home users around you. Speak to people at work and find out how they really feel about a Windows desktop that you need to spend lots of money on third-party add-ons to keep it safe and lots of time to truly lock-it down.

Thanks, but no thanks.

One last point, polemics sale and create buzz which is what someone like Thom is after. Thom, you have big shoes to fill as an editorialist provocateur, but Dvorak has a pair he can lend you.


Edited 2006-12-23 15:23

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