Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2011 21:31 UTC, submitted by Z_God
KDE Disappointed with KDE 4's performance and other shortcomings, Timothy Pearson continued KDE 3.5 development under the name Trinity. Today the first third major update of the Trinity Desktop Environment is released, providing an alternative upgrade path for KDE users who do not feel comfortable with KDE 4.
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RE: What's going on?
by testman on Tue 1st Nov 2011 23:49 UTC in reply to "What's going on?"
testman
Member since:
2007-10-15

I believe that those new DEs are putting a tomb stone on the Linux Desktop.

That dream died years ago.

Unfortunately all the FLOSS alternatives provides a second class desktop experience (or, at least, this is what I feel) and people are moving to OSX and Windows.

It's not that people are moving from Linux to Windows or Mac, it's that Linux never offered a compelling reason to move to it and stay.

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RE[2]: What's going on?
by kenji on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 00:01 in reply to "RE: What's going on?"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

It's not that people are moving from Linux to Windows or Mac, it's that Linux never offered a compelling reason to move to it and stay.

Your opinion only. Feel free to express it but understand that opinions are useless to anyone but the author.

I have been using linux and freeBSD for 8 years now so your statement contains no logic. Troll much?

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RE[3]: What's going on?
by RichterKuato on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 01:47 in reply to "RE[2]: What's going on?"
RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

His post makes more sense than anyone's. The Linux Desktop isn't losing users to Windows/Mac they just haven't got, relatively speaking, very many users.

I'd like to add that, the reason why is because: One) no one has ever invested enough money in developers and advertising to have a well crafted and marketable enough distribution for consumers and Two) few hardware manufacturers have the competency it takes to create and profit from such a product.

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RE[3]: What's going on?
by fepede on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 12:34 in reply to "RE[2]: What's going on?"
fepede Member since:
2005-11-14

"It's not that people are moving from Linux to Windows or Mac, it's that Linux never offered a compelling reason to move to it and stay.

Your opinion only. Feel free to express it but understand that opinions are useless to anyone but the author.

I have been using linux and freeBSD for 8 years now so your statement contains no logic. Troll much?
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yes, it's my impression, and that's what I said.

I've been using Linux since 1998 and didn't know that write my own idea seeking for debate was trolling.

The logic of my message is "I'm and old Linux user and the current DEs sucks very bad. I'm going to switch to MacOs or windows".

If you can't see it, then it's not my fault.

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