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[5]: Won't even try it...
by superstoned on Wed 5th Aug 2009 10:38 UTC 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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