Why do you prefer KDE?

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 23 01:10:42 GMT 2013

On 2013-12-21 18:45 (GMT-0800) Bruce Byfield composed:

> As you may have heard, KDE recently topped the Linux Journal's Readers' Choice
> Awards.

> That got me thinking. Why do people prefer KDE? What advantages do you think
> it has over other desktop environments?

Originally it became my DE of choice because it was pleasant looking, in 
contrast to the ugliness that was Gnome when I was first exposed to both over 
a decade ago. The more I learned, the more I came to value KDE's ability to 
be adapted to me instead of me adapting to its writers' ideas how things 
ought to be.

KDE4 lost some of its adaptability when it was rewritten to exclude various 
KDE3 features, some of which KDE4 still lacks[1], are poorly implemented[2], 
or are hampered by misfeatures[3], while imposing its difficult to disable or 
eradicate "semantic desktop". I have only KDE3 installed on my 24/7 system, 
while my other systems are about a 50/50 split between KDE3 & KDE4, not 
counting a nominal representation of selected other non-Gnome-derived DEs.

[1] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158556

[2] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=297217

[3] e.g. https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318061

Feel free to quote.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

  Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata  ***  http://fm.no-ip.com/
This message is from the kde mailing list.
Account management:  https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kde.
Archives: http://lists.kde.org/.
More info: http://www.kde.org/faq.html.

More information about the kde mailing list