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 Nelson on Sun 5th Aug 2012 14:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Bleh... not enough."
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

X is the least of anyone's problems, its just become the whipping boy of the Linux crowd.

There are serious deficiencies in the Linux Desktop, and KDE frankly does almost nothing to alleviate any of these. The UX is absolutely emarassing and its reached the point where I'm certain they're joking. This can't be something they seriously put out.

Almost every platform, concept, or paradigm they've introduced has been second rate and detrimental to their own progress. Its like they've been jerking the chain of their userbase for half a decade while they try this stupid ass science experiment.

Gnome, ironically, looks like a more sensible approach, just completely without product direction. Its almost tragic.

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RE[5]: Bleh... not enough.
by ilovebeer on Sun 5th Aug 2012 16:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Bleh... not enough."
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

X is the least of anyone's problems, its just become the whipping boy of the Linux crowd.

There are serious deficiencies in the Linux Desktop, and KDE frankly does almost nothing to alleviate any of these. The UX is absolutely emarassing and its reached the point where I'm certain they're joking. This can't be something they seriously put out.

Almost every platform, concept, or paradigm they've introduced has been second rate and detrimental to their own progress. Its like they've been jerking the chain of their userbase for half a decade while they try this stupid ass science experiment.

Gnome, ironically, looks like a more sensible approach, just completely without product direction. Its almost tragic.

Yup.

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RE[5]: Bleh... not enough.
by ze_jerkface on Sun 5th Aug 2012 20:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Bleh... not enough."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

No the criticism of X is well deserved.

KDE is a poor copy of the Windows interface but it gets the job done. You click on programs to run them, use the taskbar to switch between them, etc. The real problem is that it sits on X.

X still has weird issues with resolution changes, multi-monitors, and worse can leave Granny in a command prompt if there is a video crash.

It also still has problems with font aliasing, video playback, and clipping. It sucks.

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