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May 05, 2000, 15:35 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Last week I got word through the KDE mailing list of a new version of the KDE alpha binaries. It got me thinking. Like many Linux users I'm in two minds over KDE, the K Desktop Environment."

"On the one hand, I'm a big fan of KDE. I applaud the idea of giving Linux the kind of user-friendly graphical interface that makes Windows and the Macintosh so popular with the great unwashed."

"On the other hand, well, there isn't really a straightforward other hand, I'm just a little uneasy about the whole easy-to-use Linux graphical interface business."

"...Don't get me wrong. I'm not a high priest arguing against opening up the secrets of a tightly guarded religion. One of my fears is that exposing Linux to the dumb-bunny end of the market could stress test the existing technology beyond breaking point. But I actually think we'll get over that hurdle."

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