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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RE[7]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by cm__ on Sun 20th Nov 2005 16:27 UTC
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2005-07-07

> you're missing the point. gnome already fits the
> bill NOW. why adjust every single kde app when
> there is gnome that fits the bill straight out of the box?


No, *you* are missing the point.

As I said: The usability arguments are not that relevant. The difference is not as important as the flamers make it. Things like good support for an existing Kolab server, other KDE features like kiosk or maybe even familiarity with either KDE or GNOME on the part of the consultants doing the planning/implementation in a company play a much greater role.

And KDE is used by real users (corporate or not) *right now*, and straight out of the box without problems. Even my dad could do it after I set up Kubuntu for him. Guess what, he hasn't seen a single configuration dialog yet. The "five million config options" argument is vastly exaggerated. Repeating this FUD doesn't make it any more true...

Then why improve the usability of KDE apps? Because it's improving a good (IMHO superior) thing.

Edited 2005-11-20 16:31

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RE[8]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 17:03 in reply to "RE[7]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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"No, *you* are missing the point. "

think again.

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RE[8]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 17:20 in reply to "RE[7]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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"Then why improve the usability of KDE apps?"

the proof is in the pudding. if the licence is no problem anymore, there must be another reason why gnome is the preferred desktop by corporastions who have done their research into what is best for their customers(ie ordinary non-linux-geek users). and that primary reason is the btter usability and productivity of gnome.

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RE[9]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by on Sun 20th Nov 2005 17:26 in reply to "RE[8]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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there must be another reason why gnome is the preferred desktop by corporastions
politics? inertia? there are a lot of possible explanations...


corporastions who have done their research into what is best for their customers
cooperations will have done research into what is best for their bottom line. If that coincidently is the same as what is the best thing for their customers, good for them. But I would not count on it.


that primary reason is the btter usability and productivity of gnome.
I have yet to see a study that shows that (other those "because I say so" anecdotal evidence posters)

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RE[9]: KDE IS DOOMED....
by segedunum on Sun 20th Nov 2005 18:25 in reply to "RE[8]: KDE IS DOOMED...."
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2005-07-06

there must be another reason why gnome is the preferred desktop by corporastions who have done their research into what is best for their customers(ie ordinary non-linux-geek users).

These companies do no research whatsoever (and they dn't eve know what they have), and you make them look far, far better than they really are by suggesting that they do.

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