Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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Won't even try it...
by Jason Bourne on Wed 5th Aug 2009 01:28 UTC
Jason Bourne
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2007-06-02

I think this is already another messy attempt to emulate the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows 7. Everything Microsfot does, KDE tries to do in subtle ways. Even the panel/taskbar now looks the same glossy translucid blue-greenish. It will be a mess running GTK apps. Majority of KDE apps did not even catch up with the horrid 4 series. And Oxygene theme defies the intelligence of any human being - flat and watery user interface along with tinier-than-mouse-pointer buttons... and I hate the confusing mind-boggling default K menu.

Edited 2009-08-05 01:34 UTC

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RE: Won't even try it...
by lemur2 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 02:44 in reply to "Won't even try it..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I think this is already another messy attempt to emulate the upcoming release of Microsoft Windows 7. Everything Microsfot does, KDE tries to do in subtle ways.


KDE 4.3 is released now. Windows 7 isn't.

KDE 4 started its design before Vista was released.

If your suggestion that KDE 4 and Windows 7 are clones has any truth then I think you may be terribly confused as to which one is emulating which.

As to which is "messy" ... I'd personally give that crown to Windows 7, given the decisions made on UAC, whereas KDE 4.3 integrates very nicely with PolicyKit.

http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.3/
"The KDE Application Development Framework introduces a PolicyKit wrapper making it easy for developers who want their application to perform privileged actions in a secure, consistent and easy way. Provided are an authorization manager and an authentication agent, and an easy library for developers to use."

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v RE[2]: Won't even try it...
by sbergman27 on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:22 in reply to "RE: Won't even try it..."
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by dragossh on Wed 5th Aug 2009 03:35 in reply to "RE: Won't even try it..."