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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More like ... Vista or KDE 4?
by n1xt3r on Sat 7th Feb 2009 00:58 UTC
n1xt3r
Member since:
2006-02-05

I just installed KDE4 and the kicker instantly reminded me of Vista's start menu.

Now, having seen the general public mistake KDE4 for Windows, will this give any of the KDE4 developers pause or was this their plan all along? I suspect the latter.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I just installed KDE4 and the kicker instantly reminded me of Vista's start menu.

Now, having seen the general public mistake KDE4 for Windows, will this give any of the KDE4 developers pause or was this their plan all along? I suspect the latter.


KDE 4.2 is released already. Windows 7 isn't yet.

How can these facts be reconciled with a conspiracy theory that KDE was designed to look like Windows?

I think you may possibly have got the roles of "original" and "copy" backwards.

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weildish Member since:
2008-12-06

I think he meant Windows Vista-- not Windows 7. I could be wrong, though. He seems to refer to both.

Edited 2009-02-07 03:46 UTC

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raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows 7 looks like KDE3.5, even down to the clock on the taskbar, the way it displays time and date.

Have a look at the screenshots of the two.
And since KDE3.5 has been out for a year or two, and Win7 is not yet in the shops, it is clear who copied who as far as interface design go..... but who cares ? KDE folks have not patented their design so anyone can use the improvements they made to the basic UI.

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I just installed KDE4 and the kicker instantly reminded me of Vista's start menu.


Well, both are menus, so you're right. They're working differently, so you're not.

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