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Month: September 2018

Re: [users] In defense of TDE (or any mature software for that matter)

From: J Leslie Turriff <jlturriff@...>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2018 17:15:26 -0500
On 2018-09-22 05:44:36 Felix Miata wrote:
> Nice explanation both why TDE exists, and why Linux is not more popular:
	Too true.  The worst part of it isn't the "change merely for the sake of 
change," but the lack of recognition that the "non-enthusiast" user wants or 
needs certain features (in a desktop environment, at least), like clearly 
distinguishable icons, or straightforward configuration tools, because, while 
necessary, these are not the primary reason for using the software, but 
merely a means for making it user-friendly so that they can get their work 
done.  We saw when KDE3 was abandoned that the developers had apparently lost 
sight of the purpose of KDE as a usability tool and had moved to 
providing 'eye-candy' and 'gee-whiz' features while making configurability 
more difficult.  That wouldn't have been so bad if they had left some of the 
old components, like Hicolor-Classic icons, in their "improved" desktop 
instead of throwing them away.