* Istvan Gabor <suseuser04(a)lajt.hu> [08-02-10 18:10]:
Absolutely agreed. Just imagine that KDE4 would have
been named "Tolomberine"
and it would have been added to the repos just as another new desktop environment
like GNOME, XFCE, LXDE etc. And KDE3 would have been kept at the same time.
What do you think how many of current KDE4 users would have changed to Tolomberine
from their previous DE (very likely KDE3)? And how many new linux users would have
selected Tolomberine from the many DEs? I don't think that too many.
KDE4 could have been pushed down the throat of the users based on:
1. The credibility of earlier KDEs (mainly KDE3).
2. Stopping maintainance of KDE3, removong it from (official) repos.
3. Repeating the nonsense that KDE4 is the future and KDE3 is the past.
And I do not have any statistics, nor proofs. This is only what I think.
Ok, we've got it. You do not like KDE4. We accept that.
Maintenance of KDE3 is stopped, but this is not pushing KDE4 down your
throat or anyone else's.
FACT: You do *not* have to use it. You are free to choose, but the
people who maintained (past tense) KDE3 have stopped and this limits your
choices. KDE2 and KDE1 are also not available. There are no new Edsels,
Packards, Kaisers or Studebakers, nor Model-As or Model-Ts.
There is no more argument, only choice or tears.
And it's still all FREE.
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