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[3]: What's going on?
by Gone fishing on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's going on?"
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Lemur2 I always enjoy reading your comments – even – especially when they are robust, however you write

No. Wrong. The KDE4 desktop lacked polish and was incomplete and quirky back in 2008 when it was first released. It has put all that well behind it now, and is quite polished and easily THE most complete desktop of any.


But I wrote

These new desktop environments are released early lack polish and are incomplete and quirky. However, all of them either do or in the very near future will offer a complete and engaging user experience, even if there is some learning curve for users of older desktops. The old tree menus seem to be a thing of the past.


Which is true of KDE when it was released it was incomplete and quirky and it now offers a complete and engaging user experience.

I am sure much of what you say about KDE is true, I'm sure the activities thing is a very powerful tool and it is my fault that I haven't spent more time working out how to use it. - I don't like the kicker menu and that is what we are intended to use not the classic menu but that a minor niggle. I suspect the reason that I don’t like KDE is more to do with a dislike of Kubuntu over Ubuntu and the fact that I find Opensuse a little bloated and unresponsive. I don’t have the time at the moment to set up another OS and learn to use it, but it’s not out of the question in the near future.

Like I said

if you are prepared to be a little tolerant and climb a little learning curve the DEs will be as good or better than proprietary ones.


Your point is that KDE is already better than a proprietary desktop and I have no issues with that – my point is that shortly we are likely to have at least 3 DEs that are better than a proprietary desktops and a little patience and tolerance wouldn’t be a bad thing.

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