On 2010/07/27 08:50 (GMT-0400) Anton Aylward composed:
If this was called "Tolomberine" instead of
KDE4, I'm sure we wouldn't
be having this silly thread.
For sure. Just as the name Photoshop 7 implied a newer and improved
replacement for Photoshop 6, the name Warp 4.0 implied a newer and improved
replacement for Warp 3.0, the name Mac OS X implied a newer and improved
replacement for OS 9, and the name Fedora 13 implies a newer and improved
replacement for Fedora 12, the name KDE4 implies that it is a newer and
improved replacement for KDE3.
It is clear from this thread and others that many find KDE4, versions prior
to 4.3 or 4.4 at least, neither improved nor suitable as a replacement for
KDE3. It is equally clear that KDE3 power users would have been better served
had KDE4 been given some distinctively different name, or at least a KDE3
look and feel option, similar to that given those who upgraded from Windows
2000 to Windows XP.
Indeed, does anyone know if a KDE3 look & feel option bug/feature request
exists in the KDE Bugzilla?
KDE4 is a great example that newer is neither equivalent to either better nor
Kudos to Novell and active openSUSE supporters/developers that all openSUSE
users continue to have the option to use KDE3.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
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