Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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Aesthetics of KDE
by Jason Bourne on Thu 27th Jan 2011 20:07 UTC
Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

I don't know. Whenever I "re-try" KDE, I get this feeling something is wrong. I can't tell you what, but it's the over-stressed-aesthetics people are complaining on some posts. One of the most problematic things in KDE, for me, it is the "K" menu. It's like a damn web browser itself.

Though I remember my enjoyable neat experience with KDE, when it was version 1.1.2. Things were't too much cluttered and fuffy.

Edited 2011-01-27 20:19 UTC

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RE: Aesthetics of KDE
by JRepin on Thu 27th Jan 2011 21:12 in reply to "Aesthetics of KDE"
JRepin Member since:
2007-10-18

Well, regarding the application launcher menu, did you know you can change it to a different form that is very similar to the old/classic menu. And maybe you would like another one more: Lancelot, which i like the most. Well in the end you don't even need a menu like this, you can just use KRunner (Alt+F2) for it. I think that's what is so beautiful about KDE's desktop. All is built out from components which you can combine almost as you please so you can built the desktop just as you want it. You can't get anything like this on any other desktop.

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RE: Aesthetics of KDE
by No it isnt on Thu 27th Jan 2011 22:55 in reply to "Aesthetics of KDE"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

The K menu is the best launcher menu there is. The apps you most often need, you just right click and add to the favourites. The ones you need now and then, you remember by name and type in the first few letters. The ones you use once every couple of months, you look for like you would in Windows or Gnome. It's designed for actual use, not for 10 minutes testing.

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