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KDE 5.0: 4 Things We Want To See

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KDE 4.8 is awesome in every way. It works great on a wide range of hardware, and older hardware too! The KDE 5.0 release, on the other-hand, is filled with mystery. That’s what were here for! Here is a list of things that we would like to see in KDE 5.0.

Less Qt, more Plasma!

Don’t get me wrong, Qt is incredible. I use it in my day job to rapidly design interfaces for our products and nothing I’ve ever worked with is quite as good or as easy to use. It’s also good for April Fools jokes! It took me only about 6 hours to re-create Microsoft Outlook in Qt, and sell it as a news story on April 1st. The results are very convincing!

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