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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Poll

From: Steven D'Aprano <steve@...>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 09:17:12 +1100
Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * On 2012 11 Feb 19:04 -0600, Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> What triggered this was a new salvo from KDE4 claiming that 4.8 is the
>> best desktop ever, and that those backwards TDE luddites should just use a
>> minimalist window manager if they don't like KDE4.  I'm trying to prove
>> them wrong. :-)
> I find this quite interesting, perhaps telling.  Comments like that belie
> fear.  Just what is the fear being expressed?

KDE was always the "second choice" behind Gnome for the major distros. With 
user revolt against KDE4, many years of people accusing the developers of 
releasing alpha-quality (or worse!) code as production-ready software, and bad 
press, the KDE community surely feels fear that they're becoming irrelevant.

And when people are fearful, they strike out, and it is a normal part of human 
psychology that people in a peaking order rarely strike up at those with 
higher status, but often down at those with lower status. And TDE has very 
little status and recognition compared to KDE, its supporters are mostly 
former KDE supporters (hence backsliders and traitors and heretics), and so 
gets most of KDE's ire.