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#1 13 years ago

ZDNet - KDE getting ready to go native on Windows

ZDNet reports that KDE is getting ready to port its Linux Desktop interace to Windows. This means native KDE Linux apps will run on Windows. Personally I'm a little worried as to the effect this will have on the Linux community.

However it will improve Windows quite a bit. KDE is more secure, and much more customizable than Windows XP. I also like the ModSystem X-Window style. I haven't been able to get a WindowBlinds skin, for it, so I've been stuck using LapTop.

For those who don't know. KDE is a Linux program that changes it from a text only OS, to one that looks more like Windows, and MacOS. Essientially is the OS itself. Just as Explorer.exe is considered to be Windows, since few people know its a program.

Yes, the "Start" button, and the desktop is just a Windows program. Try "Ctrl-Alt-Del", then selecting "Explorer.exe" and "end tasking it".

Imagine Windows XP looking like this. http://www.kde.org/screenshots/kde330shots.php And/or this. http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=high&page=0

Take note of these pics from older versions. http://www.kde.org/screenshots/images/3.2/snapshot07d.png <-- Transparent Taskbar http://www.kde.org/screenshots/images/3.2/snapshot10b.png <-- Transparent Windows, and Menus http://www.kde.org/screenshots/images/3.1/fullsize/96.png <-- Games




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#2 13 years ago

Why would you be worried about the effect on the open source community?




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#3 13 years ago

I hadn't fully done my research. It seemed to me that one of the best parts of KDE was being transfered to Windows. That would then in turn decrease the need to switch. Due to that added security, and stability of the KDE shell.

Now that I've taken a closer look, and reconsidered my point of view. I see it as a good thing. Without much potential.




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#4 13 years ago

No level of porting window managers and desktop environments to Windows will lower the need to switch: the kernel still bites, as does most everything else about Windows that matters. Relatively speaking, of course. PS~ And don't let any GNOME users hear you say that porting KDE will make Linux look any less attractive :D




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#5 13 years ago

I forgot about that foot. :D

Reminds me of this.

http://www.mslinux.org/MS Linux to have Start Button Microsoft is working to incorporate the well known "Start" button from the Windows Platform into X Windows' Gnome interface. "We just can't figure out how the hell to get that darn foot out of there! The damn thing is like stuck." The team will have this feature ready by product launch.



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#6 13 years ago

How many people do you think will even be aware that they can do this?




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#7 13 years ago

At the risk of enraging the natives, surely porting the Windows GUI to the *nix kernal would make more sense?




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#8 13 years ago

The GUI isn't really integrated with the Kernel in that way. Besides, why port an inferior GUI over to Linux :confused:




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#9 13 years ago
Big {Daddy}At the risk of enraging the natives, surely porting the Windows GUI to the *nix kernal would make more sense?

Why? KDE has a perfectly good theme that copies Windows' dressings quite well.




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#10 13 years ago

I'm thinking with my user training hat on.




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