Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 22:51 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "The developers behind the KDE desktop environment have released the first beta of version 4.5. Although the major focus during this development cycle is stability, the release also brings some nice new features and user interface improvements."
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Won't even try it...
by Jason Bourne on Sat 29th May 2010 18:34 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

Since KDE4 was released, GNOME has been pushed so much farther by distributions and grown so much on a lot of people. The damage is done, and I don't think it will ever recover. So, no, I won't even try it.

Edited 2010-05-29 18:34 UTC

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RE: Won't even try it...
by sbenitezb on Sat 29th May 2010 23:26 in reply to "Won't even try it..."
sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

Since KDE4 was released, GNOME has been pushed so much farther by distributions and grown so much on a lot of people.


It's a shame. KDE 4.4 is way better than 4.0. Main problem are the distros, which overcustomize KDE to a point where they break it or make it slow. I'm not sure about Kubuntu now, but last time I tried it, it was a pain. Now Arch with vainilla KDE is awesome. Anyway, I think it's much better if the desktop developers implement a very nice vainilla desktop, with all functionality available so there's no need for distros to be tweaking and implementing all missing stuff (Ubuntu, Fedora).

Compare two distros like Ubuntu and Fedora and you'll see they look and behave somewhat differently. And that's because Gnome is not well integrated. What's even more daunting is the path Gnome is taking towards 3.0 with gnome shell and all that useless crap.

The damage is done, and I don't think it will ever recover. So, no, I won't even try it.


People assume that when damage is done, there's no chance to recover. KDE has recovered , and that clearly shows in the desktop and applications. That you won't even try is because you haven't recovered yet, not a thing with KDE itself, it's your own limitation.

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v Won't even try it...
by Jason Bourne on Sun 30th May 2010 01:49 in reply to "RE: Won't even try it..."
RE[2]: Won't even try it...
by dagw on Mon 31st May 2010 21:07 in reply to "RE: Won't even try it..."
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

I'll second the call to try KDE 4.4. I'm another one of them who left KDE for GNOME after the whole early KDE4 debacle. I then proceeded to try 4.1-4.3 and each time I was convinced that I made the right choice switching to Gnome. Then 4.4 came out and all of a sudden everything basically not only worked, but worked better than GNOME. Now I'm back with KDE and really excited to see what 4.5 brings.

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RE: Won't even try it...
by Laurence on Sun 30th May 2010 12:41 in reply to "Won't even try it..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Since KDE4 was released, GNOME has been pushed so much farther by distributions and grown so much on a lot of people. The damage is done, and I don't think it will ever recover. So, no, I won't even try it.


I'm glad to read that you're intelligent enough to not give it a try before dismissing it and that your reasons disliking KDE are purely because more of your mates are running GNOME rather than what actually suites your needs better.

I get fed up of hearing comments from egotistical nerds who think you should at least try something before commenting. What do they know? They're so obsessed with functionality that they completely forget that what really matters is what's the most popular.

Anyway, I have to sign off now as my "Paris Hilton Browser" crashes if I type more than 30 words. But it's so damn popular.....

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