[kde-linux] Users guide to KDE?

Gaffer. derrick_s at tesco.net
Thu Jul 3 18:56:46 UTC 2008

Hi Kevin,

On Thursday 03 July 2008 00:09, Kevin Coonan wrote:
> There seems to be a notable lack of consumer and non-hardcore Linux
> hacker documentation for KDE, esp. in the standard print/e-book
> (e.g. O'Reilly) distribution channels.  If you walk into your local
> book store you see guides to some other OS/UI's abound (e.g.
> Windows Vista for Dummies/Idiots/Power users).  While some may be
> happy w/ in line comments from the source code, or a man entry,
> there are many more potential users who would see this as a sign
> that they are not about to jump off the end of the earth . . .
> Anyone think this is an issue?  Seems like it would help move both
> end-users and business decision makers from proprietary platforms.

Yes I think that there is a lack of documentation too !  In fact about 
a six months ago I started to put together documentation to form 
an "Idiots Guide" !  Not with any intention of publishing it, but to 
try to create something I could use as a reference.

Actually that was one of the reasons for subscribing to this list, to 
gain insights from others and to help if I could.

I have however become a little disillusioned !  KDE3 is great !  KDE4 
isn't worth houseroom !  Or rather it isn't at the moment.  Most of 
the comments I hear, are about KDE4 and its failure to live upto the 
expectations that have been touted.  I spoke to a guy the other day 
who compared it to "Vista" !   I hope not.  But it does bother me !

Anyway anything published now is going to out of date in....... ? 

Best Regards:

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