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[4]: Oh, my...
by gilboa on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Oh, my..."
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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.

Keep in mind that:
1. "Horrific" is *very* subjective. I personally don't find the default KDE interface ugly, or pretty. (Though I do customize it heavily to my own liking *)
2. "Busy" is just as subjective. (If this SS looks busy, you do not want to have a look at my Desktop VD's or my Android screens).

As for first impressions go, I can only prey that our generation will not have to face the challenges our forefathers faced. Neither Churchill, nor FDR, Truman or, for that matter, Lincoln would have survived the "first impression" test.

In Hebrew there's a saying that (very) roughly translated says "If the fire caught the tall ceder trees, what would the moss say".
If knowledgeable (?) computer geeks can't get over a 5 second long first impression (especially given KDE's extreme customization options) and look deeper, why are we shocked that companies no longer invest on developing real technologies, spending instead billions on useless "design" patents and yet-another-stupid-social-web-apps?

- Gilboa
* I am looking forward for QML based kwin themes. IMHO, kwin's default oxygen theme is, err, OK, I guess.

Edited 2012-08-02 17:05 UTC

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RE[5]: Oh, my...
by lucas_maximus on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 18:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, my..."
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What the f--k does war and oppression have to do with a DE?

1) Anyone with any sense of taste would absolute hate that default look. It is hideous. Even worse than the colours is the fact that all the widths etc are just a little bit wrong.

2) It is really busy UI, in the screenshot there is

* weird glow effect around the windows.
* bloom behind desktop icons.
* gradients on f--king everything and they are all different than one another.
* grey on white (lets forget about constrast shall we).
* grey desktop background.
* 15 million greys and a little bit of blue ... yay I official want to kill myself.

I hate Windows 7 on first boot as well.

Edited 2012-08-02 18:40 UTC

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RE[6]: Oh, my...
by gilboa on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 18:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh, my..."
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What the f--k does war and oppression have to do with a DE?

1. Lower the tone, drink a cup of coffee and re-read my comment.
2. Something tells me we don't share the attitude, or the taste. Feel free to disagree.

EDIT ... One thing though: Oppression? (Never mind; Something tells me I don't want to know the answer.)

Carry on. Nothing to see here.

- Gilboa

Edited 2012-08-02 18:41 UTC

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