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LinuxToday.com.au: KDE and the ashes of the QPL

Sep 14, 2000, 07:52 (40 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by hawkeyes)

[ Thanks to renai43 for this link. ]

"The KDE project is bringing Linux to the desktops of the multitudes. For all those people who use Windows, you can probably learn Linux the KDE way with a minimum of effort and fuss, and your computer won't crash as much. And that is a wonderful thing."

"However, it's doing this the Windows way. KDE looks like Microsoft - there is no way of getting around it. While KDE extends it's influence further and further into the Linux world, there is no doubt that more of the general public is seeing KDE running on Linux, and thinking "how is this different from my Windows box?."

"Is this a good thing? Does anyone really like using the Windows interface? Is it intuitive and helpful for the user? Has Windows ever been praised for it's ease of use and simplistic interface? Not so often, and not by many user interface experts. Windows requires an extraordinary amount of effort to learn, and as many parents and workers found out, it doesn't always work logically or predictably."

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