Posted by: Anonymous
on September 04, 2008 12:05 AM
Most people who use a distro which defualts to KDE will be using KDE, and thats why what KDE does is important. It will give many, many people the impression that this is what LINUX is. Most new Linux converts wont be installing other DE's straight away, and nor should the expected to be.
Secondly to address the comment
"I really think that it's better to have a revolutionary DE that catches up on features gradually than stuck forever with the same old DE"
What is so revolutionary about it? It's missing basic features that existed even in Windows 95. Features that ironically, even the older version of KDE has. Is gimmicky visual effects what passes as important developments these days? And yes, us whiners do have a right. Many Linux users have put a lot of effort into increasing awareness of Linux to others, and increasing the userbase. But if it's following the path of MS, then what's the point? There are talented programmers, but I think that the two main DE's show that developers might be good at writing code, but OSS developers are not goot at focusing on the final product, and its purpose.