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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

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