Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jul 2012 12:41 UTC
Gnome Honest question. Do you think the GNOME project is as healthy today as it was, say, 4 years ago? Benjamin Otte explains that no, it isn't. GNOME lacks developers, goals, mindshare and users. The situation as he describes it, is a lot more dire than I personally thought.
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Stephen!
Member since:
2007-11-24

KDE has also some serious issues being wanna be windows desktop environment.


Is it though? It's been said that some of Microsoft's patents even list KDE as prior art.

http://derstandard.at/1313025130807/Interview-Aaron-Seigo-talks-abo...

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Since using Windows 7 for the past few years, I've found myself much more comfortable in KDE when I have to use it. I know that's purely anecdotal, but really if you spend five minutes tweaking KDE and put it side by side with Windows 7 you would see a lot more similarities than differences.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Since using Windows 7 for the past few years, I've found myself much more comfortable in KDE


Same here.

side by side with Windows 7 you would see a lot more similarities than differences.


Even the case when you compare Windows 7 or KDE with OSX. They are all not so different when compared to GNOME 3. I see a pattern.

Edited 2012-07-27 22:32 UTC

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shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

But I'd say that it was Windows 7 designers who mimicked KDE ideas, not other way around. So calling KDE a "wanna be" Windows is wrong. If something, Windows 7 is a "wanna be" KDE.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

> KDE has also some serious issues being wanna be windows desktop environment.

Is it though? It's been said that some of Microsoft's patents even list KDE as prior art.
http://derstandard.at/1313025130807/Interview-Aaron-Seigo-talks-abo...

Yes it is. Some details and fancying out aside, the whole UI model is very similar to Windows (and with good reason - in the regions which can be largely described as the cradle of KDE, Macs generally hardly existed back then, it was basically all about Windows).
Just look how it started: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KDE_Beta3.png - and it didn't drastically change since then.

Though I wouldn't really call that "some serious issues" - it certainly helped adoption, what they aimed at with such similar look (I know of few uni computer labs, of web cafe kind & at non-technical departments, which used KDE largely because of that similarity)

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