Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Feb 2008 23:03 UTC, submitted by michuk
KDE "KDE 4.1 will be what everyone expected 4.0 to be - a fully functional revolutionary Linux desktop. I took a look at the revision 777000 of this desktop environment and what you get is a visual changelog describing the current progress in terms of look and feel and the features." It has Bejeweled KDiamond? I'm sold.
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Will never go back
by ephracis on Sun 24th Feb 2008 11:21 UTC
ephracis
Member since:
2007-09-23

I moved from KDE a while ago, I had some dispute with the developers and I must say that I am still not feeling any urges to go back to KDE. What did they do with it?

Everything takes up real-estate, the new menu is one of the most awful things I've seen and I still can't see any good reason to switch to it.

It is just my opinion but it looks weird and I will not use it in this state, ever.

Sorry.

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RE: Will never go back
by J.R. on Sun 24th Feb 2008 11:43 in reply to "Will never go back"
J.R. Member since:
2007-07-25

Everything takes up real-estate, the new menu is one of the most awful things I've seen and I still can't see any good reason to switch to it.


Exactly! This is the one thing I don't like about KDE. Everyone else, windows included, seems to have figured out the value of real-estate on the screen. KDE has not. Other than that I just love it.

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RE[2]: Will never go back
by rtfa on Mon 25th Feb 2008 13:07 in reply to "RE: Will never go back"
rtfa Member since:
2006-02-27

"Everyone else, windows included, seems to have figured out the value of real-estate on the screen."

Can you explain why you need screen estate on a desktop with no applications running (which is what you seem to imply)?
I can only see the "screen estate" jibe as being an issue within a browser when you've got a plethera of toolbars removing space required for the webpage.
Personally once i've selected the menu, that is what i want to see because i am looking for something on it, the desktop behind it is irrelevant.

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RE: Will never go back
by sappyvcv on Sun 24th Feb 2008 13:38 in reply to "Will never go back"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

That's my reason for griping about those plasmoids that seem useless. They take up so much room for something with little value.

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RE[2]: Will never go back
by dagw on Sun 24th Feb 2008 14:02 in reply to "RE: Will never go back"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I wonder if they tested those things on a 12" 1024x768 laptop screen? I can see it possibly working on a 24" widescreen, but on my laptop so many things in KDE4 took up far too much space.

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