Istvan Gabor said the following on 07/27/2010 08:30 AM:
2010. július 27. 9:59 napon C
that it seems like many of the issues people bump
into with KDE4 are
traceable back to config issues, KDE3 installed, or them trying to
force KDE4 to do something it can't yet.
If they want to force KDE4 to do something it can not do, it is probably
because of it could be done in the window manager (KDE3) they used earlier.
Isn't it a logical expectation that if I can do something in KDE3 then I can do it
in KDE4? Isn't it a logical expectation that KDE4 should be an improved version
of KDE3, and that it should work similarly to KDE3? The name - KDE - implies that.
That's what normal logic dictates.
Any other product, be it Windows, an automobile, or even a kitchen
appliance that has the next model in sequence (be it by year model
designation or some other sequencing) gets to a point where minor weeks
and fixes and cosmetic changes can only do so much and a whole new
platform is required.
You may or may not like the results, but lets face it, we don't drive
horseless carriages any more, we don't use Teletypes and continuous
rolls of paper any more. We use phones rather than send telegrams - and
some of us don't even have land-line phones.
There are many things we call by an archaic name even though their
nature, mechanisms and interface have changed radically. I call this
thing a 'computer' even though it sits on my desk rather than has a huge
room devoted to it and it runs on microchips rather than valves, and I
have a keyboard and windowing screen rather than a Teletype and bank of
switches. But I still call it a computer.
You call the "other" one "Gnome", but it doesn't sit on your
holding a fishing rod.
If this was called "Tolomberine" instead of KDE4, I'm sure we
be having this silly thread.
Getting into a patent battle with IBM is right up there with starting a
land war in Asia
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