KDE 4.0: Why I likely won't get a Mac -Wouldn't really be great to not have to really worry about dual-booting or virtualization into Linux from Windows or a Mac? To have a day come when all you need is Linux in the real world. I know, I know...some of you are already only using Linux for all your computer needs. I'm not that brave just yet. However, I'm not looking forward to dealing with Vista and I'm not quite ready to be tied to the Mac OS that only works on one company's hardware, Apple hardware.
Features in this alpha version of KDE include:
- A new visual appearance through Oxygen (think Aqua)
- New frameworks to build applications with, providing vastly improved hardware and multimedia integration (through Solid and Phonon, spelling and grammar checking, to name just a few)
- New applications that focus on a smooth user experience, such as Dolphin, the file manager, and Okular, the document viewer
There was a time that I liked the Gnome desktop for Linux, but over the past couple years KDE, in my opinion, has become more innovative. Looking at the KDE desktop...I really wonder [if] I'll ever get a Mac. Now if only we could get someone like Adobe to begin developing software for Linux...
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