Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Mar 2009 18:43 UTC, submitted by elsewhere
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Any discussion about GNOME vs. KDE is sure to end in tears. It's basically impossible to discuss which of these two Free desktop environments is better than the other, mostly because they cater to different types of people, with different needs and expectatotions. As such, Bruce Byfield decided to look at the two platforms from a different perspective: if we consider their developmental processes, which of the two is most likely to be more successful in the coming years?
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the "K" names of applications

I thought I was the only one who was bothered by this. but I guess I'm not alone.

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DigitalAxis Member since:

Well, at least most of KDE is not named K-something any more. Now we have Plasma (krunner/kdesktop/kpanel), Oxygen, Dolphin (konqueror), Dragon Player (kaffeine), dbus (kparts), Okular (kpdf)...

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Lobotomik Member since:

The K-name thing gets extremely irksome. And those weirdo messages like "Kalumi stopped working", or whatever? WTF is that supposed to mean?

They have found some good K-names, though. "Okular" and "Krita" are great. Maybe they could change "Kstars" for "Kuasar"... I'll suggest that.

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boudewijn Member since:

I don't believe you at all. You cannot have missed, over the years,the endless whining about names starting with a k (though the whiners are apparently fine with names starting with an i, an x, a g or a w).

It's a hoary, tired trope -- and one without any content to it.

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rtfa Member since:

If thats all that bothers them then they must lead very trivial lives. I bet they believe the world is only 6000 years old as well

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flynn Member since:

Somehow I did miss all of it, and all other prefixes bother me also. I dislike the names iTunes and iPhoto just as much as I dislike KOffice and KRunner.

I don't mind it when they come up with a regular name that happens to have a K in it, like Amarok or Okular or even Kaffeine. I just think it's sloppy when names only consist of a generic terms prefixed by a letter.

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