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  • bulletxt
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    Originally posted by sundown View Post
    And GNOME is the acronym for "shit".
    It's not shit, but I can only compare it to the UI of Windows 98 or Xp. It doesn't go further and is emberassing when compared to KDE4 and even Windows Vista/7.

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  • bulletxt
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    Originally posted by benmoran View Post
    Agreed! This is a stupid rant, but since we're on the subject of naming anyway...

    As dumb as it sounds, one of the reasons I don't use KDE is the ridiculous tendency of every app to have K in the name. Of course it's not the main reason, but I just don't get it. Do developers actually think it's cool or something? Does anyone?

    There are still a few Gnome apps around with G in the name, but it doesn't stand out as much since G is much more common in the English language. It doesn't make it OK though.
    You have to be stupid if one of the reasons you don't use KDE is for its app names.

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  • Adarion
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    Agh, and I just had compiled KDE4.3.<4 on the VIA box. Anyway, KDE is always welcome.
    Didn't work on the VIA box though. Still trying to figure out why.

    If any KDE experinced folks here have a tip where I could switch of any special gpu stuff (compositing anything related to 3d/openGL) I'd be grateful. KDE starts with the login prog and then just during the loading process (start splash in the middle) it crashes and brings me back to login. XFCE4 worked without major problems. KDE 3.5.10 had also worked without any problems. I guess it may be related to a GPU driver issue. And it's a CLE266 chip from VIA (using openchrome) so these haven't implemented much. *sigh*
    But my big AMD box will be happy to have new food from Gentoo's portage to emerge.

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  • sundown
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    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
    Hmm, I always thought KDE was an acronym for "Kitsch Desktop Environment"
    And GNOME is the acronym for "shit".

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  • misiu_mp
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    Who are they trying to fool? The name wont stick. It will always be just KDE.

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  • benmoran
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    Originally posted by Ant P. View Post
    If they're doing that, then maybe we can finally get them to drop the stupid "design app names around a specific letter" naming scheme!
    Agreed! This is a stupid rant, but since we're on the subject of naming anyway...

    As dumb as it sounds, one of the reasons I don't use KDE is the ridiculous tendency of every app to have K in the name. Of course it's not the main reason, but I just don't get it. Do developers actually think it's cool or something? Does anyone?

    There are still a few Gnome apps around with G in the name, but it doesn't stand out as much since G is much more common in the English language. It doesn't make it OK though.

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  • rohcQaH
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    The general observation was that KDE is not purely a Desktop any more, so "K Desktop Environment" doesn't apply. It contains a desktop shell, but it also contains a whole bunch of applications that can be used on gnome/xfce/windows without ever touching the plasma shell.
    There's also a strong KDE community, and changing KDE to refer to the community instead of the product(s) is a clever move to strengthen that.

    That being said, I don't like the name "KDE Software Compilation" either, especially as it leads to ugly acronym stacking like "KDE SC". They could have chosen a shorter name that doesn't need to be abbreviated, like "KDE Suite" or something.

    But anyway, that's minor details. We'll live

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  • Ant P.
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    Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
    I'm not saying the new branding is bad, but it sounds slightly annoying (KDE Okular, do we really need a second "K" in there?)[/LIST]
    If they're doing that, then maybe we can finally get them to drop the stupid "design app names around a specific letter" naming scheme!

    Something that GNOME is way ahead of them on doing, BTW. Maybe Ubuntu forced them at gunpoint to do it, but it's one thing they actually get right these days.

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  • RealNC
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    The new "name" sucks. But anyway, I'm not using it because of the name.

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  • Pfanne
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    Originally posted by pvtcupcakes View Post
    KDE Software Compilation is too much of a mouthful to ever use.
    I'll stick with KDE.
    but it sure does sound like commercia software. for some reason companies think naming giving their products long names sounds clever

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