Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jan 2008 20:47 UTC
KDE KDE's Aaron Seigo (who owes me a Martini) wrote about a few often-heard misconceptions and questions regarding KDE 4.0, which is supposed to be released January 11th. "Now that 4.0.0 is tagged and out and that bit of worry and concern is behind me for the moment, I wanted to take a moment to talk really bluntly about 4.0. In particular, I'm going to address some of the common memes in fairly random order that I see about kde 3.5 and 4.0. I'm going to speak bluntly (though not rudely) so prepare yourself."
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KAMiKAZOW
Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, that poll only covers Linux. DesktopBSD and PC-BSD are both KDE-based.

And then the poll only reached a certain audience:
1.) By getting to the digg front page, probably more North American users participated than people from other regions of the world. At least due Mandrake/Mandriva and SUSE, KDE was more popular in Europe in the past (I don't know about today).

2.) Only a certain audience was reached with this poll. You had to be a geek to even know about that poll.
Do you think that the average eeePC user will participate at 2008's survey?

GNOME might be the most used free software desktop. The thing is, that we just can't know for sure. It's pretty clear that both KDE and GNOME have a huge share of that cake. But how huge? I have no idea.

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superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

Besides that, I'd like to add another point:

3.) As discussed in several places, it seems there has been some tampering with those results. Google if you wanna know more. The short of it is that a few times, huge spikes of submitted votes all favored the combination of OpenSuse, Gnome and Firefox - while we all know from many other polls most OpenSuse users (almost 80%) use KDE.

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