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Three reasons not to use KDE

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Hello! Remember me? I’m the guy who wrote Three reasons to use KDE. This time, I’ll exercise my mind by coming up with three honest reasons not to use KDE. Of course, this is not an original idea either, since it was inspired by Three reasons not to use GNOME.

Everyone who uses KDE has used Konqueror, in one way or the other — most probably in its file manager role. And, while Konqueror excels at being a versatile file manager, Web browsing can sometimes be a pain.

Let’s face it: a lot of Web sites with JavaScript have serious bugs. I’m going to go out on a limb and state something that should be fairly obvious: JavaScript encourages sloppy code. And there’s a lot of sloppiness out there in the big World Wide Web:

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