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KDE 4.1 rocks the desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 74.14.130.70] on July 30, 2008 04:28 PM
I have always used KDE. Ever since I started playing around with Linux OS's I've used KDE. A friend of mine once told me that he liked Gnome better than KDE and I just laughed because all I remembered was that Gnome was very plain and ugly and it seemed to lack a lot of features I was used to. Then Ubuntu came out..and I tried it. I realized that it was using Gnome instead of KDE and I was like, "Whoa!..Looks like they've really improved this desktop manager." I've love it ever since.

I was looking forward to KDE 4 and there was certainly a lot of hype surrounding it. The screen shots of Plasma had me drooling. But ya know...I tried it and it just seemed like a lot of stuff was missing or non-configurable unlike the previous versions of KDE. It was nothing like what they had hyped. It felt similar to if you were inside of a shiny new corvette that had no engine but just a lot of pretty buttons and knobs or like one of those display cellphones that had no electronics inside. So then they they announced KDE 4.1 and said that this release would be more along the lines of what had been hyped. However guys I gotta tell ya...it sure doesn't seem like it. I think I will stick to Gnome.

And please get rid of that UGLY giant system tray clock or at least make it so it can be configured to look smaller.

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