Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 18:37 UTC
Linux After two years, the relatively popular PCLinuxOS distribution has finally put out a new major release, imaginatively called PCLinuxOS 2009.1. PCLinuxOS is a release originally based on Mandrake (now Mandriva), but which has taken on a life of its own. The distribution has one selling point (for some, at least) few other popular distributions have: it eschews KDE4 (for now).
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Just different not terrible
by cmost on Thu 12th Mar 2009 19:36 UTC
cmost
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2006-07-16

Most of the time when we're forced to give up our security blanket of knowledge and learn something new we "can't stand it." I have no doubt that once KDE 4.X reaches critical mass (e.g., all the major distros offer it exclusively and eschew KDE 3.5.X) and people become accustomed to it then all of a sudden, folks will think its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Open your mind...try new things. You'll like it!

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RE: Just different not terrible
by polaris20 on Fri 13th Mar 2009 14:33 in reply to "Just different not terrible"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of the time when we're forced to give up our security blanket of knowledge and learn something new we "can't stand it." I have no doubt that once KDE 4.X reaches critical mass (e.g., all the major distros offer it exclusively and eschew KDE 3.5.X) and people become accustomed to it then all of a sudden, folks will think its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Open your mind...try new things. You'll like it!


I respectfully disagree. Yes, it's different, and that may be enough for a lot of people to not like it. But having spent quite a bit of time with it (because I have to support GNOME, KDE, and Enlightenment equally) I find KDE4.x to be a step back in GUI design and overall usability. For Linux, I still much prefer Gnome. YMMV.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

It's like the ribbon interface in Office 2007. We all know how people have grown to "love" that!

By the way, KDE4 is not terrible. To quote Mr. Barkley, "It's turrble".

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