It’s amazing the whole let’s fork KDE discussion and keep the 3.5.X series but port to KDE and the hate people have towards the new desktop.
I have been using KDE 4 since the first packages came out for Kubuntu, Gutsy I think. At first I found there were things I couldn’t get done it, but guess what, it was Alpha at that stage and since then I have grown to love and work better with KDE4.
I am amazed at the personal attacks that I am seeing levied against some of the developers for the KDE 4 project. I think it is a great change and is the next step forward.
During my day job I use Vista on my main machine. I’ve been using Vista since it RTM’d and have grown to enjoy some of the way things are organized. Two examples of these are per application sound settings and the way the Start Menu and Search operates. When I play music, I can keep the sound of the music up loudly while decreasing the sound of the other applications. On the Start Menu, I simply start typing the name of the application or the name of the file and through the Windows Search, simply hit enter on the file or application I want to use. I use the start menu, shortcuts on the desktop, and navigate a lot less using Windows Explorer. These are the two biggest things I miss when I have to work on an XP computer. To me XP feels outdated and old…. No longer “new” technology, but something I’ve been using for a long time.
Going back to KDE 3.5.X feels the same way. How long has KDE 3 been in development? New things come out, technology changes and KDE 4 proves that times have changed. And for the better…. Going from KDE 4 to KDE 3.5.X is like going back to the past and no longer using the best that’s available
Disagree with what would you like to, but I would like to offer a word of encouragement to the developers and to those that have poured their time, money, and love into the new product. Keep up the great work.
Update: My arguement got lost in translation from my head to the keyboard… I’m not arguing we should KDE 4 cause it’s like Vista… I guess what I was trying to argue was that like Vista, KDE 4 takes some while to get used to and that I don’t want to use KDE 4 jus tlike I don’t want to use XP. I feel less productive in both.