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: Screen estate
by _txf_ on Mon 2nd Jun 2008 09:58 UTC in reply to "Screen estate"
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You're moaning about screen real estate and you're using gnome?

You know that you could set the Folderview applet as a containment and have your desktop classic style if you so desire.

For those of us that like our desktops nicely compartmentalised it is actually quite useful as I can have different areas using different folders instead of the "old" way of doing it by dumping all your crap in the desktop folder.

People keep moaning how their desktop is being contaminated by chunky desktop widgets...blah,blah,blah... IT IS ALL OPTIONAL

Those that seem to have such a personal relationship with their desktop environments "KDE is dead to me" always seem take it as personal insult when something isn't exactly to their liking. GET USED TO IT. No desktop will ever be 100% to your preference...ever.

The best one can do it to make allowances in terms of configs and default options to please as many people as possible. For the rest create as many options as possible in a sane way.

What can't be seen in those videos is that this is only the current state of plasma. It is designed in a way to enable maximum flexibility on the desktop. What is available now is just the tip of the iceberg. I'm sure in the future we'll see the many different ways that plasma scales, but for now this is it.

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