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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RE[4]: Won't even try it...
by dragossh on Wed 5th Aug 2009 06:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Won't even try it..."
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In my own experience, it is ;)

Debatable. Aero didn't appear in Vista design until late in the game (as MS was initially primarily concerned about things like DRM and WinFS, some of which still haven't appeared).

Aero was demoed by MS in 2003. It didn't have transparencies and stuff, but it was there. I believe in 2004 I was playing with Aero on Longhorn 4074.

WinFS was scrapped and replaced with Windows Search.

KDE isn't a complete OS it is just a desktop. It is the rough equivalent of Aero.

Aero is a theme and a set of UI guidelines. KDE is akin to the userland of Windows.

Oh, BTW ... are you saying that Windows 7 is the same design as Vista? Are you quite sure you want to say that?

Yes. Windows 7 is based on Vista's technologies. What is wrong with that?

Just because Vista has a bad reputation it doesn't mean that the technologies in it are bad.

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RE[5]: Won't even try it...
by superstoned on Wed 5th Aug 2009 10:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Won't even try it..."
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Aero was just a weak copy of what Mac OS X first introduced in 2000, and KWin follows Compiz and Mac in that regard. MS hasn't introduced anything useful with Aero yet so what is there to copy in the first place?

Same goes for the rest of Win vista and 7 - there is pretty much nothing unique in there that we could copy - actually, we have introduced things during 4.0 development which then showed up a short wile later in windows Vista builds... Can't find the example, it's on aseigo's blog somewhere. Everyone copies.

But we can do things they can never copy - like the social desktop stuff, get-hot-new-stuff, and our architecture (esp plasma) is years ahead of anything MS can even dream of.

And about the vague liking of the KDE 4.3 look with vista or win7 or any other OS out there - I know the ppl working on the look, and Nuno certainly hasn't used either win7 or vista, it's his own work. Then again, KDE has windows, icons and buttons - I'd say we're all still copying the Xerox interface.

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