Posted by: Anonymous
on September 01, 2008 11:41 PM
I don't see what all of the fuss is about. Software development takes time, end of story. The KDE team decided to release early in order to get a wider test base and user feedback - which is exacly what they have gotten. So what if it isn't perfect yet. It will slowly get there, and when it does, Linux will be that much stronger for it.
I am a developer and prefer light-weight environments such as Fluxbox. However, the great majority of desktop users enjoy glossy, flashy and easy-to-use environments. If KDE 4.x is not yet up to your standards... don't use it. Wait 6 months and try again. Or get onto every forum you can find and troll about how bad it is and make yourself look like a dork. The nature of free software is evolution. We use software that is useful to us, and when we find something better, we use it. And hopefully these projects get better over time. If you want to stick to the Microsoft approach of release once every X years and hope that it is polished, then stick with Microsoft. But in the world of FOSS, we tend to ride the waves as they build.