Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 01:48 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
KDE "KDE is delighted to announce its latest set of releases, providing major updates to KDE Plasma Workspaces, KDE Applications, and the KDE Platform. Version 4.9 provides many new features, along with improved stability and performance."
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RE: Oh, my...
by jessesmith on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 13:55 UTC in reply to "Oh, my..."
jessesmith
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2010-03-11

It took over an hour to check one box and download a new theme? That seems a bit unlikely.

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RE[2]: Oh, my...
by Loreia on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 14:07 in reply to "RE: Oh, my..."
Loreia Member since:
2012-01-17

It took over an hour to check one box and download a new theme? That seems a bit unlikely.


There is no central "theme" in KDE4. One needs to click "a lot" to change the way KDE4 looks (especially a newbie). And options are not always easy to find or figure out. KDE4 look and feel options strike me as something they did in KDE4.0 just to release something functional and never touched it again.

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RE[3]: Oh, my...
by cdude on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 14:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh, my..."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

One needs to click "a lot" to change the way KDE4 look


If you change them a lot. Did you ever compare your end result with somebody's else end-result once done changing the KDE4 look a lot? Can you name something that was common at most of them once done and not default already?

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RE[2]: Oh, my...
by gilboa on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 14:54 in reply to "RE: Oh, my..."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

/+1000.

Let alone the fact the 99% of all comments about KDE 4.x only comments about how ugly / unpolished / semi-designed it looks.
Beyond anything else, this speaks a great deal about to lousy state the IT industry is in.

No wonder MS is betting the farm on a Fisher Price interface for mentally challenged 5 y/o.

- Gilboa

Edited 2012-08-02 15:01 UTC

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RE[3]: Oh, my...
by lucas_maximus on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 16:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Oh, my..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Like it or not first impressions are everything, and if something looks horrific (like that screenshot does) ... KDE's interface in the screen shot is far too busy.

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