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KDE 4.1: Have it Our Way

May 29, 2008, 22:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Over the years, I've grown quite fond of KDE for my Linux desktops. To me, it offered the right combination of ease of use and access to Linux's power-user resources. Now, though, one of the forthcoming changes in KDE 4.1 is already annoying me and it's barely in beta.

"Aaron Aseigo, a major KDE developer, has decided that KDE will no longer use desktop icons. Pardon me? One of the other things I liked about KDE, as opposed to GNOME, is that it let me have the desktop my way. GNOME has a very clear idea of what makes up the ideal desktop. It's just not my ideal desktop. I really resent KDE 'telling' me what my desktop should be. If I wanted that kind of attitude, I'd be a GNOME user..."

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