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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During all my computer activities, I mostly use only a handful of applications (just like the vast majority of people, I suspect). So I put most of them in the quick launch bar in windows, or drop them unceremoniously on the desktop.

For KDE 4 this is probably what you are after:

A warning about dropping stuff on the desktop ... I have repaired quite a few Windows setups where the complaint was ... such and such application doesn't work any more ... and the reason was because someone had dropped (moved) an application executable file out of its sub-directory in the "Program Files" area onto the desktop ... as opposed to putting a shortcut on the desktop.

For some users who don't really understand what they are doing ... the best policy is to tell them not to use the desktop at all for stuff like that. Then they don't mess up nearly as often.

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