Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2008 22:36 UTC
KDE "The long-awaited KDE 4.0.0 was released last week as scheduled. Even though the expectations - following a couple of less than convincing release candidates - weren't very high and the consensus was that the first release of KDE 4 would be more of a 'technology preview' than a usable desktop environment for general deployment, it's hard not to see the enormous amount of good work that has gone into the new code. As Kubuntu's Jonathan Riddell put it, KDE 4 is the start of something amazing and this is possibly the best definition of the current release - it's here, it's available, but it's nowhere near ready for the prime time. It's a decent start, though. Unsurprisingly, the reaction of distributions was a mixed bag. Below is a summary of information about the availability of KDE 4.0.0 in various distributions."
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by Flatland_Spider on Thu 17th Jan 2008 19:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by Oliver"
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I find it ironic that everything that is being said about KDE4 could be said about Windows Vista since it is more Explorer-like by default then anything else. In general terms of course.
(It's buggy, unfinished, beta quality, never should have released, sticking with previous version, it's late, wait for the next update, etc.)

Poor engineering, Poor leadership, Poor management, Poor quality control are all things that contribute to the failure of a product. FOSS may not be a business, but that doesn't mean they can't learn a couple of things from the business sector.

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