OSNews: Bringing KDE Closer to Joe User’s Desktop

[ Thanks to Gentu for this link.

“KDE 3 was released only a few months ago, and it is, to date,
the most successful version of the series, serving more than 50% of
the Unix and Linux desktops, surpassing Gnome (~21%) and the rest
of the gang. However, KDE is not perfect, and still not as
comfortable as the Windows or as sexy as the MacOSX desktops. It
lacks two things: integration with the underlying system and UI
polishing. Today, I will mostly talk about the polishing part, as a
lot has been already said elsewhere about the seemingly unsolvable
integration issue (because of the modularity and completely
independant [sic]/remote software projects.) Update: And
as I was just publishing this article, KDE 3.1-Alpha was released.
I hope that some of my recommendations will make it to the final
version of KDE 3.1…”


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