[kde-linux] Installing KDE4 on Sid
gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Jan 28 19:43:02 UTC 2008
> david wrote:
>> Dale wrote:
>>> david wrote:
>>>> Werner Joss wrote:
>>>>> it seems there are not many people on this list who have already switched to
>>>>> kde4, thus few responses on this.
>>>> And the more I read about it and look at it on the kde.org website, the
>>>> less I see any reason whatsoever to use it.
>>> I ran into a issue and had to remove it from mine. Couldn't change the
>>> login screen and make it accept the changes. Worked fine after removing
>>> KDE4 tho.
>> Try it under VirtualBox - then when it goes south, your main system
>> still works. ;-)
> Everything still worked fine, it just wouldn't let me have a clock
> instead of the blue KDE gear thingy. I like my clock on there.
My clock works in KDE3, right where I like it.
>>> It looked cool tho.
>> I think that's the real reason behind KDE4. Mac OS X and Windows Vista
>> look cooler than KDE3, so we must out-cool them!
>> All the eye candy the kde.org site raves about so much is something I've
>> hated for years. Transparency in windows and/or applications just makes
>> everything harder to read and increases screen clutter, for instance.
>> I don't disagree with the migration to a better underlying graphics kit,
>> but that could have been done without screwing with the UI or tossing in
>> what look to me like pretty poor design ideas ... I think that *KDE4
>> would be finished, out the door and stable* already if they hadn't
>> decided with mangle the UI ... Oh, well. Will a KDE update replacing
>> KDE3 with KDE4 someday force itself on me? If so, methinks Microsoft is
>> having a lot of unintended influence on the open source community!
>> I already had to lock my samba versions because of the maintainer's
>> refusal to allow people to use unauthenticated shares without causing a
>> kernel panic. Microsoft is not the only software place around that can
>> be characterized as arrogant.
> It seems to me that KDE is trying to improve
I don't think they're trying to "improve." They're just trying to LOOK
like everybody else. Grr. FWIW, I don't consider the things from the
other OSes that they're imitating to be improvements in those OSes, either.
> just like everybody else is
> doing. M$, Apple and everybody else does it so why not KDE? I always
> thought it was M$ that stole from Linux tho. Tab browsing came to mind
> on that. Linux been doing that for ages then finally M$ grows a pair
> and gets it too.
Actually, I first met tabs as part of OS/2's desktop environment.
> I'm looking forward to it going stable and having all the features
> enabled/working myself.
Yah, about KDE4.5, I think. ;-)
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