Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 21:15 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE

Plasma 2 Technology Preview demonstrates the current development status. The Plasma 2 user interfaces are built using QML and run on top of a fully hardware accelerated graphics stack using Qt5, QtQuick 2 and an OpenGL(-ES) scenegraph. Plasma 2 is a converged workspace shell that can run and switch between user interfaces for different formfactors, and makes the workspace adaptable to a given target device.

Plasma 2 is not a complete rewrite; it's a port to a new graphics system (a fully hardware accelerated OpenGL(ES) scenegraph).

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RE: UX matters most
by sbenitezb on Mon 23rd Dec 2013 22:41 UTC in reply to "UX matters most"
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Member since:
2005-07-22

+1. I could even get as far as going full XMonad+rxvt if I wanted the complete old days experience.

Apple may have lost it's focus, but their UI is better than all others. It's no wonder that one of the most common linux distributions is somewhat similar to OS X UI wise. People like simple, easy, fast and powerful.

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RE[2]: UX matters most
by satsujinka on Tue 24th Dec 2013 03:08 in reply to "RE: UX matters most"
satsujinka Member since:
2010-03-11

Personnaly, I find Apple's UI to be sub par. I vastly prefer xmonad.

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RE[3]: UX matters most
by shotsman on Tue 24th Dec 2013 06:24 in reply to "RE[2]: UX matters most"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

But compared to some of the others around it is far better.
Personally I've found Gnome 3.10 and the latest Unity to be unusable. KDE is a little better. These are all the OOTB, un-tweaked experiences.
The train wreck that is TIFKAM is just making things work.

The average user wants things presented to them in easy accessible ways. KB Shortcuts and hidden charms just won't cut it.

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