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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RE: Won't even try it...
by farfromhome on Sun 30th May 2010 15:36 UTC in reply to "Won't even try it..."
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GNOME/Ubuntu is prettier than KDE. Why try KDE?
Please list vanilla distros...

Vanilla GNOME or vanilla KDE? Fedora at least ships a mostly-vanilla GNOME these days. Most KDE distros are shipping a vanilla KDE, with Sabayon and Pardus the main two exceptions I can think of. And of course, distros that are committed to vanilla everything also ship a vanilla KDE and GNOME, such as Arch and Slackware (with third-parties with respect to GNOME).

I personally find the new Ubuntu theme horrendous. Both in the light version and the dark version, I have never seen such an ugly theme by promulgated by a respected distribution before.

You see, aesthetics are purely a matter of taste. To me, the default Clearlooks is at least passable, and Fedora's Nodoka theme is the best-looking of all. You disagree? Fair enough, but don't assume that everybody agrees with you either.

Though I now prefer Oxygen to all the GNOME themes. I sat out KDE from 4.0 to 4.2, using both GNOME and XFCE in the meantime, and only came back to the KDE fold at 4.3, by which point it had become a very usable desktop again. I'm glad that I gave KDE another chance, as its core philosophies are still much close to mine than GNOME's are.

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