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[4]: What's going on?
by lucas_maximus on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What's going on?"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Maybe people just don't like it because, I think the reason is that KDE 4 is kinda ugly.

I hate how all the font spacings to border spacings are not "quite right", transparency all over the shop ... with no regards to constrast, gradients everywhere on everything trying to rip off the "brushed steel look".

KDE 4, if it was a woman she would be Katie Price (aka Jordan).

If they hired a professional designer ( a proper designer not a mockup artist) with some decent classic art background and a good understanding of Typography (yes this shit is bloody important) ... I am not a designer but I know when something "looks nice" ... similarly with the new google theme ... looks tonnes better with what is just a few CSS changes.

Whether you can change this is pretty much moot IMHO ... because it is first impressions that count.

Aesthetics count and so do first impressions.

I seen you brush off the looks of a system as mainly unimportant, but "Polish" really matters in people's perception.

I recently updated a Google Maps "location finder tool" for HR, fixed a few bugs and made it look "nice" and tidy and 2 minutes after deploy had the HR manager praising my work ... all because I made it a little "nicer".

Oh and this is XFCE

http://imgur.com/Erhxf

Edited 2011-11-03 19:21 UTC

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RE[5]: What's going on?
by Hiev on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:51 in reply to "RE[4]: What's going on?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I'm with you, it is amazing what a proper font and good spacing can do:

from this:

http://imagebin.org/182175

to this:

http://imagebin.org/182302

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RE[5]: What's going on?
by Hiev on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:51 in reply to "RE[4]: What's going on?"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I'm with you, it is amazing what a proper font and good spacing can do:

from this:

http://imagebin.org/182175

to this:

http://imagebin.org/182302
..

Reply Parent Score: 2