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KDE 4.1 rocks the desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on July 30, 2008 02:00 AM
Like someone on Slashdot wrote, "If you like Gnome, you'll love KDE4 - it lacks many of the same features Gnome does". Indeed, when I looked at the new Konsole (which in the 3.x series I consider to be the strongest app KDE has ever had - especially compared to its piece of garbage Gnome counterpart that couldn't even handle internationalisation together with screen), it has been Gnomified so much that I want to stay as far away from it as possible for now. And Dolphin? Seriously, if I wanted to feel pain when using Linux, I'd go with Gnome - why copy Gnome when you have something better already?

Regarding an earlier poster's comment about KDE's unusability - I say bollocks. My KDE 3.5 desktop has been configured for years with the MacOS style menubar on top and with unnecessary eye candy off, and I'll choose that desktop over the cripple that's Gnome ANYTIME. I can configure KDE 3.5 to optimise my workflow. Gnome just doesn't have that. At all.

I'm in favour of upgrading the technology underneath the user experience in KDE4 - but I do take offense for someone basically grabbing my favourite desktop environment by the throat, choking it until it turns blue in the face and then paint a clown face over it.


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