Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2008 20:09 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released on January 11th, after a number of delays; the months preceding the release, the KDE developers tried very hard to downplay expectations. KDE 4.0.0 was just the first release in the KDE 4 series, and such, should not be seen as the best possible representation of the KDE 4.0.0 vision. So, when I installed KDE 4.0.0 on my Ubuntu Gutsy installation last Friday, I knew what to expect: KDE 4 Developer Release 1 (yes, I am a BeOS guy - how did you know?). Read on for a few quick first impressions.
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Not a fan of cloning
by Haicube on Sun 13th Jan 2008 22:27 UTC
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Okey, I'm probably not what can be considered even a normal KDE user. Surely I've used it every now and then when forced to *nix, but otherwise I'm just not a *nix guy.

With the disclaimer of only having seen the screenshots I do have quite a few problems. The biggest one is the "OSX agony and pain syndrome". Why is it that everyone keep looking at OSX as a model for what they wanna do. I think of the screenshots I've seen, about 30-50% is something which is either stolen or improvised from OSX. Open Source Nix will never be anything without anyone standing up saying they got their own ideas.

Disclaimer 2. I'm, like Thom, a BeOS fan. You know why? Well, walking your own way brings identity, and competing with OSX on OSX terms simply won't do it. So KDE guys, start thinking for yourselves and I might actually consider it innovative, 'til then, I can actually afford buying the real stuff (even though it won't happen). It's not the cash of buying OSX which is the problem, it's getting what is innovative which is, and the OSS nix camp surely has shown that visionaries are lacking from the movement.

P.s I do however hope and fancy any technical wonders that you might have done on the backend that I don't understand, bare with me the lack of knowledge I have about that D.s

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RE: Not a fan of cloning
by JMcCarthy on Sun 13th Jan 2008 22:35 in reply to "Not a fan of cloning"
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You do realize the 30-50% you see being "stolen" from Apple was infact originally "stolen" by Apple? ;-)

It's the way technology works.

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RE[2]: Not a fan of cloning
by Haicube on Mon 14th Jan 2008 06:22 in reply to "RE: Not a fan of cloning"
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Yes I do understand this, but my point is that I really don't find the OSX way the ultimate way, and therefor I am very surprised when the KDE tries to reinvent OSX but only manages to do so worse than Apple.

Either Excel someones performance if you intend to copycat or choose your own route, here and its the lesson.

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