Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Aug 2009 10:26 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Technologizer has an interesting article about why Windows Vista failed, and it provides 16 reasons why this is the case. A few of those reasons reveal a certain lack of understanding, but a more pressing issue is that while listing these reasons individually is interesting, Vista's failure in the marketplace can be explained in a much more compact fashion.
Thread beginning with comment 378067
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
kde4
by TheGreatSudoku on Tue 11th Aug 2009 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
TheGreatSudoku
Member since:
2009-07-28

I'd agree about the KDE functionality spanking only IF you were talking about KDE 3.5

The 4 Series stripped out SO MUCH functionality that KDE 3.5 contained. And that's the original point the poster was trying to make. Windows Vista didn;'t deliver where XP had thrived (in some casess breaking previously working functionality). Likewise KDE 4 broke/didn't include a lot of the functionality KDE 3.5 had.

4.3 doesn't come close to the customization options 3.5 had. When the 4 series finally "catches up" with 3.5 let me know. Then and only then I might come back. Til then I'll keep enjoying E17 with ecomorph.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: kde4
by lemur2 on Tue 11th Aug 2009 13:35 in reply to "kde4"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'd agree about the KDE functionality spanking only IF you were talking about KDE 3.5

The 4 Series stripped out SO MUCH functionality that KDE 3.5 contained. And that's the original point the poster was trying to make. Windows Vista didn;'t deliver where XP had thrived (in some casess breaking previously working functionality). Likewise KDE 4 broke/didn't include a lot of the functionality KDE 3.5 had.

4.3 doesn't come close to the customization options 3.5 had. When the 4 series finally "catches up" with 3.5 let me know. Then and only then I might come back. Til then I'll keep enjoying E17 with ecomorph.


It is off-topic (we are talking here about how dismal was Vista and why it failed) but anyway ... you are of course entitled to your opinion, but then again so to are these people:

http://www.kdenews.org/2009/08/10/reviews-kde-43

http://polishlinux.org/kde/kde-43-early-preview/

Configurability is not lacking.

Edited 2009-08-11 13:52 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: kde4
by morglum666 on Tue 11th Aug 2009 13:40 in reply to "RE: kde4"
morglum666 Member since:
2005-07-06

You do understand that quoting references on the internet doesn't mean your statement is true?

It adds no weight to the discussion. Honestly.

That's why we have a mod system, where people can up things as insightful or down as straight trolling. They mod because they believe the comment in their experience is true or false (or some degree of true and false). Adding internet references never makes your point more correct; it only re-reinforces a belief that the poster's position is lacking in substance.

Morglum

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: kde4
by KAMiKAZOW on Wed 12th Aug 2009 12:18 in reply to "kde4"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

4.3 doesn't come close to the customization options 3.5 had.

That's simply not true. Many options were reorganisized, but were not removed.

Reply Parent Score: 2