Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Nov 2005 16:52 UTC, submitted by chrishaney
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The first preview release of (K)Ubuntu 6.04 Dapper Drake has been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here. Screenshots can be found here and here.
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by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 02:22 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: meh"
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KDE has a problem and its obviou denie it won't help and the problem is and will be the the Qt lincesing problem this has only bring frustrations to KDE, thy should get rid of Qt

I'll bite a little bit. Let me explain the economics of the situation to all you clueless people out there:

- Trolltech makes money from licenses to put into the development of Qt, which give largely gives KDE the quality it has, and keeps them in business. It works.

- No companies around Gnome have the money or resources needed to put into GTK, low-level Gnome components or development tools to make them good enough, and they're certainly not going to bring open source development in-house and give it away. Those companies like Eazel that have tried have went bust, Ximian made no money and their investors got them bought out and now they will probably eat what's left of Novell's cash pile as well.

I hate to break this to you, but all of that Gnome stuff, GTK development and development of stuff like Mono for you to develop for nothing does not come out of thin air. Venture capitalists and companies like Novell do not exist to fund that for nothing. Open source software will work because it's cost effective, and the only cost effective open source desktop is KDE.

KDE is far from dead because it is the only way in which open source desktops are going to work, no matter how many people make Gnome their default desktop. Hard to take I know, but there it is.

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v RE[2]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 02:25 in reply to "RE: KDE IS DOOMED...."
by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 02:30 in reply to "RE[2]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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FUD and boooooooooriiiiiinnnnnnggggggg.

Thanks for proving my point and letting me know the average intelligence I'm up against.

We all know that in KDE TrollTech has the last word.

Nope. Over a thousand developers versus a handful of Trolltech employees? Nice try.

We all know Red Hat has the last word with GTK.

Admint it, KDE dying thanks to TrollTech.

Admint? Are they tasty?

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