Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 22:36 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 8 has gone gold, Microsoft can move on to other things. With Windows 8, the most important of these is probably to make sure people know how to actually use it. Metro is filled to the brim with hard-to-discover features, but Microsoft has a plan. Will it be enough?
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RE[4]: Bleh... not enough.
by delta0.delta0 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bleh... not enough."
delta0.delta0
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2010-06-01

I was editing my comment and cleaning it up made massive changes and OSnews refused to accept the edited version, out of time , oh well ..

You think so therefore it must be ? QT is absolutely fine, in fact version 5 will soon be released, its all GPLed so there is no taking it back regardless of what happens to Nokia. It is in fact in a much better state than it ever has been because it is now completely open.

KDE has always been about flexibility, I posted this a while back but this was my kde desktop:

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/609/desktopkde472kubuntu111.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AIgyGmHH50

It took me a whole half an hour to get it looking like that. Currently it looks pretty much like that but I am running kubuntu 12.10 alpha. Its the way I like it, its the way I work most efficiently.

It may not be to your taste as it ships from the developers but they have built in so much flexibility that it takes a short period of time to make it look the way you want, it gives me the option to download more themes directly from the different theme locations, could it be any more simple ?

It is ultimately down to you, its your choice how you want it to look. Any distributor can hire a graphic designer or 12 and make kde look amazing the development team is doing an outstanding job with it.

The planned KDE 5 changes also are smart are exactly the right things to do.

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RE[5]: Bleh... not enough.
by ze_jerkface on Sat 4th Aug 2012 20:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Bleh... not enough."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Why was this post voted down?

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RE[5]: Bleh... not enough.
by bassbeast on Sun 5th Aug 2012 23:41 in reply to "RE[4]: Bleh... not enough."
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2007-11-11

Except the masses DON"T CARE ABOUT FLEXIBILITY and never have. Never read "the illusion of choice" and how choices tend to make the users frustrated and angry?

The reason linux sits practically off the chart because its so low is because its a mess, pure and simple. the defaults suck, both KDE and Gnome simply don't have enough devs, in fact Gnome Shell is practically a ghost town when it comes to devs, the sound and video subsystems are deep fried poo that break waaaay too damned often, the entire thing from the kernel on up is in constant flux and is frankly in many cases beta quality, its a mess man!

Here read this, and i apologize if the links don't come out right, one is from one of the Red hat devs pointing out how broken and unsustainable the current system is, how there simply aren't enough guys to allow any quality control AT ALL because the thing is just too big and the devs are trying to control too much, and the second is a list of over 100 obvious problems Linux will have to fix before getting any real mainstream support or OEMs to really get behind it. if you are truly open minded and not a FOSS zealot these will illuminate the true situation for you.

https://plus.google.com/109922199462633401279/posts/HgdeFDfRzNe

http://linuxfonts.narod.ru/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.c...

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