Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Oct 2007 15:10 UTC, submitted by michuk
KDE "KDE 4 is coming. It's starting to look and behave in a mature enough manner to use it on a normal desktop. This article is a little introduction as to what you should expect from the brand new KDE that is due out later this year." Lots of screenshots too.
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RE[2]: Desktop toolbox?
by segedunum on Sun 14th Oct 2007 19:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop toolbox?"
segedunum
Member since:
2005-07-06

I would guess, at least regarding Ubuntu, that KDE is considered to "complex", for their easy-to-use desktops for newcomers.

I would still dearly love to know who these users are, and who these supposed newcomers are.

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RE[3]: Desktop toolbox?
by superstoned on Mon 15th Oct 2007 16:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop toolbox?"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Very simple. Everyone with average intelligence who uses a computer 2 hours a week or less should use Gnome. The rest can benefit from the added power and efficiency KDE offers. They will get used to it in a few weeks, and be more productive.

Of course, I'm exaggerating. A little.

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RE[4]: Desktop toolbox?
by Hiev on Mon 15th Oct 2007 17:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop toolbox?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Everyone with average intelligence who uses a computer 2 hours a week or less should use Gnome. The rest can benefit from the added power and efficiency KDE offers. They will get used to it in a few weeks, and be more productive.

I don't understand why you say that, I use Ubuntu with GNOME 5 hours a day.

But of course, you are just trolling.

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RE[4]: Desktop toolbox?
by WereCatf on Mon 15th Oct 2007 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop toolbox?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Very simple. Everyone with average intelligence who uses a computer 2 hours a week or less should use Gnome. The rest can benefit from the added power and efficiency KDE offers. They will get used to it in a few weeks, and be more productive.

Does that then mean I'm not of average intelligence? I use my laptop on daily basis, and usually throughout most of the day even and I find GNOME to be very good for me. I just tried KDE for a few days with the Sabayon livedvd and although it was pretty and I could do more or less the same stuff I do under GNOME I still just hated it. I didn't find any features there that would make me "more productive" than under GNOME. To me KDE just didn't cut it. I have not a single compelling reason to switch over to KDE but I have several good ones to stay under GNOME. Though, I gotta note that it was some KDE 3.whatevertheyhaveinSabayon.

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RE[4]: Desktop toolbox?
by SlackerJack on Mon 15th Oct 2007 19:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop toolbox?"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Seems to me your intelligence has took a turn for the worse or were you drunk when coming up with these comments?

Going by what you said, people who use minimal DE's are total morons drooling from the mouth.

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RE[3]: Desktop toolbox?
by Fergy on Tue 16th Oct 2007 07:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Desktop toolbox?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

My experience and the experience of the people I help with computers is that they feel at home in ubuntu(with gnome). In kubuntu they feel confused within 1 minute. Too much toolbars, configuration options, buttons... KDE just doesn't work logical for these people(and me).
I am very happy that Ubuntu uses gnome and that OpenSuSE and Mandriva have a nice gnome desktop too. KDE is the reason not to use PCLINUXOS or MEPIS.

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RE[4]: Desktop toolbox?
by marcusesq on Wed 17th Oct 2007 14:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop toolbox?"
marcusesq Member since:
2006-01-18

"In kubuntu they feel confused within 1 minute"

Lucky for you and your friends that gnome was designed for people with an attention span of less than 1 minute.

I'm sure that giving them the option to copy or move a file when dragging it in the file manager confused them no end.

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