Posted by: Anonymous
on September 02, 2008 09:24 AM
You miss the point,
KDE4 misses the FOSS 'release soon release often' which in reality includes the hidden phrase "Don't rewrite you stable code base from scratch, instead do it little by little".
KDE4 is a step in the M$ way of doing things: plan a release date and the delay "ad infinitum" (KDE4 was originally planed for like 1 or 2 years ago, if you think this is less the M$ delays you are right but M$ does change more that 'just the GUI' as well), deliver unfinished stuff (even M$ does not do it so much as the KDE 4.0 release), and make you state of the art fast as lightning machine look a slow slug just like Vista does.
True that some people like effects, and true that most of the time you get tired of them soon. I like the effects but I like more the meaning of having these effects, having compiz like stuff, even if you may switch it off at times, means that 3D is not just a weird options for some Linux geeks but that it will be build into most linux distros allowing for then to be ready to play games out of the box: Yes, compiz alikes slow down your googleearth a bit or your games quite a lot, but now your desktop is 3D ready and you are using your X's 3D ready driver, its easier to switch compiz off than to have to start testing glxgears/glxinfo to see if you have a 3D capable driver, install it and then run your game.