Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 13:46 UTC
Editorial With Windows 7 having made its grand debut, and with KDE4's vision making leaps and bounds forward with every release, we have two major software projects that have decided to implement some fairly drastic interface changes. Such changes are bound to receive some harsh criticisms - but the funny thing is, these criticisms usually come from people you least expect it from.
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by massysett on Tue 27th Jan 2009 17:40 UTC
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The more experienced I get, the less I like to change. I know how things work and I just don't want to bother learning a new way. One reason I like Unix is because there is lots of old stuff in it that still works. I prefer to use some things precisely because they won't change much. For instance, all else equal, I will write a zsh script rather than a Python one because I know zsh is not nearly as much of a moving target as Python. Less work for me to change it in the future. I've recently discovered old stuff like M4 and find it quite useful. So I do like learning new things, but if I have an old way of doing things that works okay, I don't like to bother switching.

I do applaud KDE for making changes, even though I hesitate to use them. When my distributor (Debian) finally brings in KDE 4, I will switch to it. I'm just not rushing to use it (unlike SJVN; it seems he makes it a point to install brand new software just so he can talk about how much he hates it.)

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