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[News] KDE 4 Already Ahead of Vista 7. What's a Microsoft to Do?

  • Subject: [News] KDE 4 Already Ahead of Vista 7. What's a Microsoft to Do?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:47:27 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Who Needs Windows 7 When You've Got KDE?

,----[ Quote ]
| As a devoted free software user, I'm almost as likely 
| to stick my hand down a running garbarator as buy a 
| copy of Windows 7. In fact, so far, I haven't tried 
| Windows 7. But if its features list is any 
| indication, I'm missing little that I don't already 
| have with the latest version of the KDE desktop.
| Of course, exactly what Windows 7's new features are 
| can be difficult to tell. The features list is as 
| much a marketing document as a technical one. In 
| places it's more apt to give you an overdose of 
| adjectives than any specifics. Nor is every feature 
| available in every edition of Windows 7. 
| Then, too, a few listed features, such as 64-bit 
| support, are so far from new that I wonder why they 
| are mentioned.


âCause itâs gonna be the future soon

,----[ Quote ]
| Plasma-netbook will make a big splash, and contribute 
| to KDEâs rising visibility.. Many distros will still 
| ignore it, but one will switch its focus to kde, and 
| then anotherâ other areas of KDE will mature, and the 
| benefits of our Pillars of KDE will shine throughâ In 
| two years weâll be the default on most distros. Gnome 
| wonât know what hit them ;)


Virtuoso, here I come!

,----[ Quote ]
| Nepomuk, which is KDEâs semantic desktop framework is 
| a very interesting new technology, and has the 
| potential to move many applications forward. Nepomuk 
| needs an RDF store to save and retrieve semantic 
| information, such as data from your filesystem 
| indexer, tags, ratings, and other, much more complex 
| bits. Up until now, there were performance problems. 
| There were two possible ways to store your 
| information: redland and sesame2. Redland is written 
| in C++, but is very simple and by far not meeting the 
| performance requirement we need for Nepomukâs use-
| cases.


[posted from KDE 4.3.1, which is _fantastic_]]


Windows 7, round 1

,----[ Quote ]
| Micro$oft has hundreds of developers working
| full-time on the user interface, while KDE apps
| are usually developed by only one or two people
| at a time, most of them working in their free
| time as a hobby. Micro$oft has dozens of the
| best-paid designers in the world, KDE has a
| handful of mostly freelance artists. Taking all
| this into account, Windows 7 is a shame for the
| Microsoft developers, because itâs in my
| opinion easily surpassed by KDE in terms of
| polish and design.

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