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Re: [opensuse] openSUSE 11.0 and the Non-ready KDE4
  • From: Aaron Kulkis <akulkis00@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:55:02 -0500
  • Message-id: <47B4AAA6.7070406@xxxxxxxxxx>
James R Thompson wrote:
Have you ever thought that they are trying to make it so anyone can use it
not just us geeks?

Nobody FORCES a user to configure KDE -- people go into the
configuration when they want to tune it to what THEY want.
There is no "typical user" no matter how much the people at
Gnome insist this mythical creature exists. EVERY user has
some specific, non-standard need. The more configurability
that goes down the tubes, the more non-standard needs are
not met. And EVERY user has at least one non-standard need.

Taking away configurability also harms the newbie much more
than the computer-savvy.

> Most people I know just know how to turn on the
computer. I've use KDE 4 and I like what I see, but it still needs plenty
of work.
-----Original Message-----
From: M9. [mailto:monkey9@xxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:52 PM
To: opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse] openSUSE 11.0 and the Non-ready KDE4

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James Knott schreef:
| M9. wrote:
|> | Glad to hear it. Based on the demo of KDE 4 I saw at the Ontario Linux
|> | Fest, back in October, what I saw of KDE 4 makes it a show stopper. I
|> | wouldn't want an OS where that crap is the only choice.
|> |
|> |
|> Many issues were fixed since then, but there is still a long way to go,
|> before it can match its predessessor...
| It wasn't the capabilities or performance that bothered me, it appeared
| to be incredibly dumbed down and extremely ugly. If that's any
| indication of what KDE 4 is about, I don't want any part of it. If I
| want my computer to treat me like an idiot, I can always run Windows!
| Judging from the crowd at the presentation (conducted by Marcel Gagne),
| I wasn't the only one who felt that way.
| If what I saw is representative of the final product, it is crap!!!

That is a steel-hard opinion...

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Have a nice day,

M9. Now, is the only time that exists.

~ OS: Linux x86_64
~ Huidige gebruiker: monkey9@AMD64x2-sfn1
~ Systeem: openSUSE 10.3 (x86_64)
~ KDE: 3.5.7 "release 72.6"

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