Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Jan 2009 10:58 UTC
Linux Ever year, Linus Torvalds goes on vacation to Australia, during which he usually also visits linux.conf.au. During his stay this year he gave an interview to ComputerWorld, in which he talked about the success of point releases and the important topic of file systems in Linux, which is quite an active field today with ext4 and Btrfs. He also gave some insights into why he switched away from KDE, moving to GNOME instead, and he shares his thoughts on Windows 7.
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RE[2]: kde3
by lemur2 on Sat 24th Jan 2009 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE: kde3"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

"I don't get it... He was comfortable with KDE3. KDE4 he didn't like.. Why not just stick to KDE3 - what he was using?


The explanation for it are further up in the article, he uses Fedora. And Fedora seriously messed this up, as they jumped to KDE4 and removed KDE3 as an option. Removing that choice for their users.

In addition to not get the message from upstream, the Fedora team seriously miss-calculated their user-base. They put all their users in the category as early adopters and calculated that it also was true for their desktop usage. The Fedora team got lots of, well deserved, flack for it.
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OK, this explains it. Debian has probably got it more correct, as KDE4 is AFAIK only available in Debian experimental (unstable) and backports.

http://blog.creonfx.com/linux/install-kde-4-on-debian-unstable-sid

http://kde4.debian.net/

After KDE 4.2 is released, KDE4 might get promoted to Debian testing.

At least with Debian, the names pre-warn you of what you are getting.

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RE[3]: kde3
by bradley on Sun 25th Jan 2009 00:25 in reply to "RE[2]: kde3"
bradley Member since:
2007-03-02

I agree... same thing with Slackware - in testing. So if he's using Fedora and he didn't like it, then who's got it right?

OpenSUSE...?
Arch...?
FreeBSD...?
Mandriva...?

I've never really cared much for gnome - I've tried it and didn't set well. Although I'm using KDE4 with Archlinux, It took a couple of days to get used to, but I have no complaints. I agree with Pat putting KDE4 in testing for Slackware as well as the Debian team until 4.2 is ready.

From what I understand there will be some library changes and for me that's quite logical and I will bare the virtue of patience til then. I think the KDE team has done quite well with the efforts of this release.

Give it time....

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