Craig White wrote:
On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 18:09 -0400, David Boles wrote:Anne Wilson wrote:On Friday 20 June 2008 21:09:57 Craig White wrote:Precisely. I use CentOS where I need total stability, Mandriva where I want ease for technophobics and Fedora on the rest. Where else do you get choice like this?My experience is that each Linux distribution has its own strengths and weaknesses and that all Linux users benefit from having options.Anne, and all KDE users. Do any of you really, and I mean really, believe that Fedora is responsible for the KDE 'problems'? That the KDE problems are not KDE's problems? That Fedora released in their ISO's a KDE that was made intentionally to 'break' KDE in Fedora?I know that you don't Anne ;-) This is mostly addressed at the other users posting in these several threads.Ok. How many of those of you that are disappointed or upset with KDE 4.x did any research *before* you installed/upgraded? How many of you downloaded a KDE Live-CD and actually tried it *before* you installed/upgraded?If you did not look or try it first you have very little to really complain about here. Would you buy a car, a house, rent an apartment, buy a suit, buy a pair of shoes without first looking at them or trying them out/on? Try before you buy.---- this is entirely counter-productive...those who maintain the packages made the decision to go to KDE-4 and those of use who want to use KDE on Fedora, will either stay on Fedora 8 or live with KDE-4 on Fedora 9. KDE is committed to KDE-4 and Fedora-KDE packagers are going with the flow. There is no future in KDE-3.5.x, only the past. Things have improved since the original release and the Live-CD probably doesn't approximate the current experience. It's suitable for my usage. Please don't get into this concept of blaming users because the packages made the decision to go to KDE-4 and we all have to deal with it. It's not a big thing but it's enough to cause me to delay rolling out Fedora-9 to a network of KDE users for now because of their expectations and level of skills has them putting files on the Desktop which is presently dead space on KDE.
I was not blaming the KDE users for these KDE problems.My comment was directed at those that jumped before they looked. As for "we all have to deal with it"? Actually you, and others did not. If you/others had looked/tried KDE 4.x.x you could have stayed with Fedora 8/KDE 3.5.x for about six months while KDE 4.x.x problems were worked out if you were unhappy.
As for switching distros? You don't really believe that the other distros won't go to KDE 4.x.x too do you? ;-)
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