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Windows 7 - The Kde4wannabe
by DogFrienD on Thu 8th Jan 2009 14:32 UTC
DogFrienD
Member since:
2007-04-28

In windows Vista they attended at OsX to "get" some "ideas".. Now they try to copy from the community Kde project. Try the beta, then try any Kde 4 Linux distribution..

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RE: Windows 7 - The Kde4wannabe
by raver31 on Thu 8th Jan 2009 15:10 in reply to "Windows 7 - The Kde4wannabe"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

it does indeed look a lot like KDE4. now that can mean one of 2 things.

either Microsoft cannot design a decent interface


or

KDE developers got it right with theirs

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

If its a good interface, then its a good interface. I'd rather have the largest seller of operating systems distributing a good interface than a bad one. I want free and fair competition of ideas and products.

I wouldn't want Microsoft to sue KDE, if KDE had borrowed an interface idea from windows. More than just the monopolistic arguments, I don't think things should be patentable.

Edited 2009-01-08 15:48 UTC

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06


I wouldn't want Microsoft to sue KDE, if KDE had borrowed an interface idea from windows. More than just the monopolistic arguments, I don't think things should be patentable.



You have it round the wrong way there. The UI on Win7 is a copy of KDE.

But then, for years people have said KDE is a copy of Windows lol

Microsoft cannot sue "KDE" as it is not one entity, but a conglomeration of hundreds, maybe thousands, of developers the world over.

Now on the other hand, it would also be disgusting if any KDE developer sues Microsoft over it.

A good interface is a good interface, ie, most vcr's, cd players, dvd players have play/pause, stop, fwd and rew... does anyone try to patent them ?

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John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

Looks like Vista to me ;)

Honestly when they copied from iTunes in Windows Explorer, I was wishing the feature was in Finder.

I mean, change explorer to details view, right click on Name, Size or Type, "Size All Columns To Fit".

I wish the platform they copied from "Just Worked".

Same goes to GNU/Linux/Fedora(other distro)/KDE4

Edited 2009-01-09 00:03 UTC

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