Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
When Kubuntu switched to KDE4 as it’s main desktop, I was disheartened. KDE 4, at the time was just, well, pretty unusable for me. It kept crashing, I couldn’t do the things that I wanted to, and I spent more time fighting with KDE than I did actually doing work. After about a week, I’d had enough, and I switched to Gnome.
Now, a lot of people are probably going to respond to this with Gnome vs KDE flames, but let me explain my viewpoint on the whole “Desktop Environment” war
I prefer KDE, but if a desktop will let me do the work I need to do without getting in my way and causing issues, then I can learn to use it. I’ve been flipping back to it to see how KDE4 is coming along on a regular basis.
So far, I’ve seen it gradually improving, and well, it looks damned sexy to be honest, but there were a few things that I felt it was missing.