Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jun 2008 21:46 UTC
KDE KDE 4.1, which is supposed to become the KDE4 version usable by 'normal' people, is coming at the end of July. When Ars reviewed the beta release, they were positive in that it was moving forward at an "extraordinary pace". Despite the positive notions in the news, many seem to have problems actually seeing all the new stuff being done in KDE4 - just like how people fail to see the massive amount of work put into Vista. KDE developer Rafael Fernandez Lopez (I'm sorry for the lack of diacritical marks, an OSNews bug we're working on) decided to put together a screencast showing off all the new stuff coming in KDE 4.1.
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RE: meh :-/
by _txf_ on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 02:43 UTC in reply to "meh :-/"
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

I would like you to enlighten us what you mean by half-finished.

Bastard child of how many systems...I would think that borrowing ideas from various systems is a plus if they are good ideas.

I somewhat agree that oxygen does not make the best use of space... but it is a lot better than the gigantic widgets you usually get in default gnome installations.

sexy as aqua (good goal) but then you completely ruin your point by mentioning the gaudy aero.

You are aware that you're not required to have widgets on your desktop? You can have nothing if you so desire.

The folderview metaphor is an evolution on the use of the desktop for file management where you can have any folder(s) as a dumping ground for all your crap (I honestly don't believe you have never used your desktop as a file manager i.e. dumping files and folders). Again...you are not required to have them there.

enlightenment and xp are completely opposite to in terms of philosophy to each other one is kitchen sink and the other is lightweight (what the hell are you doing comparing them)

OSS soil laying barren until Compiz/Kwin? can I ask what you're smoking?

I wish you'd tell us what you consider positive attributes in an app launcher...especially seeing as though you seem to worship the xp start menu.

I see you mention that your post was drivel...yes I would agree with that, no need for me to mention it.

edit: I hate it when I succumb to feeding trolls

Edited 2008-06-02 02:46 UTC

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v RE[2]: meh :-/
by Nossie on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 06:42 in reply to "RE: meh :-/"
RE[3]: meh :-/
by Narishma on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 10:08 in reply to "RE[2]: meh :-/"
Narishma Member since:
2005-07-06

If you take away all the visual effects, you still have a desktop environment that works, unlike Windows XP. Windows XP doesn't have multiple desktops, you can't shade a window, you can't move it or resize it without using the title bar, it doesn't come with any applications worth mentionning, doesn't have a spellchecker and so on...

Most of the things you complain about are subjective anyway.

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