Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

today's leftovers:

Filed under
News




On hurdles to Ubuntu desktop adoption

Somebody should seriously advise Canonical and Mark shuttleworth to switch to KDE4 as the default desktop. For the last 10 iterations, Ubuntu has tried to match usability and speed (as described in the article) of Windows and failed.

I really wonder what shape linux desktop would have been had they gone ahead with KDE -- even its 3.5 avatar. Look at distributions like PCLinuxOS, Mandriva and even Xandros and you will know why GNOME is a bad choice for existing Windows users.

All along Kubuntu has been treated as a step-child and that, im my opinion, is a waste of money and development effort being put into the default GNOME-based Ubuntu!

Um, how do you figure?

I for one have tried to like KDE 4 (I applaud their effort to revamp things) but to date, I can't stand it. And, I really, really like Gnome (honestly). So, being that people like you and I with different viewpoints exist, how can you conclude that KDE would make Ubuntu better. And finally, Ubuntu doesn't seem to need "serious advise", they are the defacto (in terms of adoption) distribution.... which means you are most likely in a minority.

If you want a kde based distro...

then go download one.

What is the point of trying to force an existing distro to change just becasue some folks like glitzy shiny toys?

This is the world of Linux. It's a big boy and girl world where you get to use the apps and software you want to use and not what some company tells you you can use.

take a shot of independent thinking and relax a little.

Big Bear

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

If you're not a Linux or Unix developer, you've never heard of systemd, the new Linux-specific system and service manager. In Linux developer circles, however, nothing else ticks off many programmers more than this replacement for the Unix and Linux's traditional sysvinit daemon... Read more

Samsung launches the Industry’s first 28-Megapixel APS-C CMOS Image Sensor – S5KVB2

Samsung, with the launch of the Tizen Samsung NX1 Smart Camera, has introduced a new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C CMOS image sensor for digital cameras, which is said to offer superior light absorption thanks to the back-side illuminated (BSI) pixel technology and 65-nanometer (nm) low-power copper process. Read more

Samsung show off Tizen TV running on a Commercially available TV

Samsung Electronics showed off the very first Tizen-OS based smart TVs at Samsung Open Source Conference held at the Grand Inter-continental Hotel in Samsung-dong, Seoul. The reveal was shown as part of the ‘Overview on Tizen TV Architecture’ session. Read more

Hey, Android Users, Don't Buy the New iPhones

Tim Cook wasn’t kidding when he said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the best iPhones ever. The new phones have bigger screens, run an operating system that allows users to customize their experiences in an increasing variety of ways, and even incorporate different kinds of keyboards. If you’re an iPhone user, there is no good reason to bat your eyes at fancy Android (GOOG) phones anymore. Read more