KDE in the News
In a recent CNET interview, Linus Torvalds gets asked which open-source software development communities he particularly admires. His answer: "If I'd have to pick two, I'd pick KDE and the GCC group. I often end up clashing with the compiler people, because the kernel ends up having rather strict needs, and I hate how much slower GCC has become over the years. But there's no question that they're doing some good stuff.
The ContentPeople are currently featuring a review of Quanta Plus by Jono Bacon. "Quanta manages to balance a full array of features, without useless bloat. I found very few features within the environment that I didn't use regularly. To me, this is evidence of how careful the developers are to keep Quanta Plus lean, rather than flashy.
eWeek's Jason Brooks gives us his take on the discussion about the complexity of KDE and GNOME in his article "Sometimes, More Is More". "I didn't switch from Windows to Linux on my home and work systems because Windows wasn't easy. I switched because as I came into contact with OS alternatives, I became frustrated with lack of flexibility I found in Windows."
Do you agree? Are we (roughly) on the right course, or should we be trimming away options?
In a recent article featured on LinuxPlanet, senior technology consultant Rob Reilly ran KDE 3.1 through its paces using a low-end 133MHz PC with 128 MB RAM. According to the story, despite a number of new features and aesthetic
improvements, KDE 3.1 reverses the general desktop trend of increased