[kde-linux] Users guide to KDE?
derrick_s at tesco.net
Fri Jul 4 18:57:51 UTC 2008
On Friday 04 July 2008 14:13, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Friday 04 July 2008 13:54:33 Randy Kramer wrote:
> > I might have read the wrong things, but it wasn't until after
> > KDE4 was released that I started to see the "caveats" that warned
> > that KDE4 was not complete nor really ready for the ordinary
> > user.
> Yes, you read the wrong things, or none at all.
> > What "ordinary" user wants to transition to a new <anything> that
> > has fewer features than the old, except in very specific cases
> > where those missing features have been identified and are
> > features he doesn't want to use?
> Have you really so little experience that you don't know about
> version x.0 of anything? I've been in computing since the 80's and
> it has always been so. .0 is 'mostly working, but you'll have some
> problems'. The only question is in how early in the .0 tree you
> get it to a wider audience. M$ use vendors as beta testers, I
> understand. FOSS don't have that benefit. They use volunteer
> users. No-one makes you use this early version.
> I'm going to start ignoring totally unproductive messages like this
Anne, I think you are missing the point. The user expectation of
KDE 4 was based on the hype that was created by the announcement of
what it would be, compared to what was actually presented ! Now we
are saying "but wait until the next version increment" ! What was
promised in 4.0 might come in 4.1 or 4.2 or or or !
The users expectations were very high based on what was offered !
Users are now realising their disappointment ! Its like offering a
kid a bag of candy and giving them one piece !
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