WOW. . .those screenshots of 3.1Alpha are fantastic
cr at orcon.net.nz
Sun Jul 14 02:32:06 BST 2002
What will get big companies to consider chucking M$ is M$'s greed, I think.
Nothing else. If the bean counters start screaming about what upgrades are
costing then the IT guys may have to look for alternatives. Nobody in big
companies *ever* considers the poor sods who actually have to use the stuff.
On Sunday 14 July 2002 10:41, Mary Stamper wrote:
> but is that what is going to get big companies to consider chucking micro$
> and checking out KDE?
> --- antialias <vukman at mail.dk> wrote:
> > On Saturday 13 July 2002 09:56 am, cr wrote:
> > > On Saturday 13 July 2002 03:54, Mary Stamper wrote:
> > > > Is this perhaps one of the weaknesses of the KDE project? or of free
> > > > software in general? Folks work on what they want to instead of
> > > > worrying about what is needed to stay in business. As an employee of
> > > > a company that sells services for money, we have to work on what the
> > > > users need, not always on what we think is most cool or most fun. Is
> > > > this discipline perhaps lacking when there is no money to be made?
> > Waht we think is most cool and most fun? That is actually what users need
> > and users want. Keramik window decoration is one of the highest rated on
> > kde-look.org. As far as I know, qwertz, who is KDE artist, designed
> > Keramik (which is completely original window decoration and widget style)
> > and Keramik is probably going to be default in KDE 3.1.
> > Icons, presented in screenshot are created by Everaldo (clone of MacOSX
> > icon style), K. Borrey (clone of Windows XP icon theme) and tackat
> > (original KDE default style). Users requested these styles and icon
> > themes and KDE developers fulfilled their wishes.
> > Users who don't like colorful desktop have (and always will have)
> > possibility to choose some other styles and icon themes, color schemes
> > etc. etc. There are a plenty of possibilities. KDE is highly
> > customizable. You can even use styles and icons from gnome etc.
> > I don't think KDE developers are worried what is is needed to stay in
> > business. If they were worried about it they would be employed by
> > Microsoft or other big company.
> > And what is very interesting here: the best things in open source
> > comunity are actually developed by developers who don't think about money
> > and promotion.
> > antialias
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