Why do you prefer KDE?

Myriam Schweingruber myriam at kde.org
Tue Dec 24 09:11:24 GMT 2013

Hi Bruce,

On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 3:45 AM, Bruce Byfield <bbyfield at axion.net> wrote:
> 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?
> Warning: If I get enough replies, I may use them in a blog entry for Linux Pro
> Magazine.
> My thanks in advance for any replies.

Thank you for asking and first a disclaimer: I am part of the KDE
community and totally biased :)

My reasons to use KDE software are many, but these are the most important ones:

1. I can configure it to look the way I want it to, so it just suits
my way of using computers. Every time I try another window manager
and/or desktop environment I hit a "you can't do that" very fast, so
KDE it is :)
2. The community is made of awesome people who are nice to work with.
It is very open and welcomes everybody, regardless of their skills,
origins or gender. Being a woman I never felt the need of having a
separate group to "include" me, as the community doesn't make a
different in treating its members. I am not a software developer, but
I am part of KDE nonetheless, as there is no separation made between
developers and non-developers. "The KDE way" is to treat everybody as
being part of the community, and this also extends to the users.

I guess I could go on for hours in citing more reasons why I am part
of KDE, but I guess it all comes down to these two points above.

Regards, Myriam
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