Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 19:06 UTC, submitted by diegocg
KDE And there we are, the KDE team has released KDE Software Compilation 4.4, formerly known as, well, KDE. Major new features include social networking and online collaboration integration, the new netbook interface, the KAuth authentication framework, and a lot more.
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After a week...
by Jason Bourne on Sun 14th Feb 2010 14:34 UTC
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After a week playing with KDE 4.4, it feels that something is "wrong"... some idiosyncrasies sported by the mind of the developers continue to be a great barrier for KDE to automagically be ready for the desktop. Many things should be learned from GNOME, like the usability, the better distribution of menus.

The KDE menu (Kickoff and Classic) is one of the biggest issues for me. Because I always have to hunt down the application, no matter how many times I already have executed it. I suggest that you guys change the name Kickoff to Labyrinth... because it feelks like a damn hard one.

The good aspects of KDE 4 is the UI superiority over an white pale GNOME. This is the part where I clap my hands to developers of KDE.

The 'systemsettings' could also be called Labyrinth 2, I can barely understand the thousand options... Not that I can read all options and tweak, but you know, we just don't have the time.. if you know what I mean...

As a resolution, GNOME is winning by some better idiosyncrasies, and it's no wonder Canonical has put so much effort in it, polishing and making it a bit more sexy.

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