Just as the name implies, the only difference between LTS and non-LTS releases of Ubuntu is that for LTS Canonical provides bug fixes, security updates and commercial support for longer term than for non-LTS versions, otherwise both are derived from Debian Unstable in exactly the same way. In other words, difference between two is only in release cadence and support duration, not in the method of production.
In another stunning reversal, it looks like KDE has no officially killed Gnome, with Gnome closing out the year with 46k open bugs (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTU2NTY). Looks like Gnome is dead, people, move along, nothing to see here anymore.
And how many open bugs does KDE have? Your statement is just an opinion and you know what that means. Everyone has one.
How about the concept or accusation that KDE is called 'bloatware' and has been such since version 4? Or it's being called that even more often?
For all the flaws or 'negatives' in Gnome or any other DE, others have theirs, too, including KDE. I still suggest that KDE is more about visuals and appearance than functionality.
Let's wait until March and we are going to see 300 MB of RAM slashed from the KDE memory consumption figures.
About this thread, I installed GNOME to compare and saw some interesting things:
- GNOME gives me no mail notification, Windows 8 notifies me from my main inbox, and KDE notifies me from all my inboxes, all the time.
- If I enable the semantic stuff (Tracker in GNOME, Nepomuk in KDE), enable Empathy and Zeitgeist, I can reach easily 1 GB of RAM with GNOME, while doing a LOT less than KDE.
- The only searcher as capable as KDE's is the searcher built into Windows 8.1.
The trend continues at Ohloh. Hitting a new low. KDE is dying.