Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Feb 2009 10:31 UTC, submitted by rlem6983
Humor Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, ZDNet takes to Sydney's streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration. Some funny responses by the passers-by in this little nonsense-investigation.
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Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

That is way too bad, but I am always saying: KDE4 *IS* Vista wanna-be project since day one. Good for KDE devels to reflect on this.

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Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

I am always saying: KDE4 *IS* Vista wanna-be project since day one. Good for KDE devels to reflect on this.


Shame on me to feed the troll, but it's easy to see the one needing to reflect on things are you.

As this clarly shows what the KDE developers have said the whole time, with KDE 4 they want to go past all exixsting desktop enviromnets. With people mistaking it for Vistas successor, it seem they already have made it. Ant it marks your wanna-be statment as pure trollish nonsens.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

As this clarly shows what the KDE developers have said the whole time, with KDE 4 they want to go past all exixsting desktop enviromnets. With people mistaking it for Vistas successor, it seem they already have made it. Ant it marks your wanna-be statment as pure trollish nonsens.


The problem is that when you compare KDE to Vista/7, you're really comparing apples and organes, since KDE is not an operating system. I wonder what their reaction would be if you rebooted the machine and fired up Gnome, along with XFCE. Then let them hook a Zune or an iPod up to it and see what happens. I'm not saying the results would be bad, just that more experimentation would be fun ;)

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ba1l Member since:
2007-09-08

I wouldn't be too sure that KDE 4 is copying Vista.

The only similarity I can see is the black semi-transparent taskbar, with the half-light, half-dark shading. Lots of other things use that too - most newer Apple apps (iTunes, for example, or Front Row), lots of websites... It's just a trendy thing. Everyone will probably get sick of it in another year or two.

Other than that, it looks more like Mac OS X to me. The icons are a similar style to Mac OS X's icons, the widget theme looks like a slightly squared off version of the Mac OS X theme, with gray buttons instead. The general colouring and the way the window decorations blend with the menus and toolbars looks a lot more Mac-like than Vista-like. Right down the the obnoxious blue scrollbars, and some of the neater styling hints, such as hilighting active text boxes with a blue outline.

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