This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new!

Re(1): KDE 4.1 rocks the desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on July 29, 2008 06:07 PM
"There is your stable and up-to-date version of KDE that beats GNOME hands down."

Wow, I'm only telling people to make their own if they don't like KDE4. I will give you up-to-date but it is NOT as stable as Gnome. KDE is not meant to be as stable as Gnome, there are still some bugs and things that cause crashing plasmoids, confusing UI decisions (inconsistency between configuration windows for instance). Gnome is meant to be stable from the ground up. That is why they have so few changes and the changes that do occur are VERY incremental and do not break compatibility with Gnome from almost 10 years ago. This is what is needed for a desktop used in enterprise environments. Of course KDE4 is not entirely stable yet, they're just coming out of a major toolkit shift. KDE4 is everything that is needed for desktop users that want glitz and nothing but. I prefer the rock solid feel of Gnome with a little glitz added on top. I might use a stable QT4 based desktop in the future that had a HIG that they stood by. The KDE4 developers are doing well and I don't think it's fair for people to bag on them for doing something that they want and their users want. If you don't want to be a part of it, make your own KDE, that was my only point.


Return to KDE 4.1 rocks the desktop