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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Just by looking at the KDE project, it appears as if development has slowed down. This certainly would not be a bad thing; the KDE project really needs to focus on stability and performance. The question still lingers: exactly how important is KDE 4?
If the post I wrote such a long time ago is any indication, KDE 4 is still a major issue. It is a major issue that is also difficult to analyze, leaving as many questions as their are answers for which only time will tell. Most of the comments I have received are not in favor of the new desktop environment, with many people still holding on to the tried and true KDE 3 desktop. I wonder if KDE 4 has hurt the KDE project? Just by taking a look at a list of distributions out there, the major distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, and Debian all use GNOME as their desktop environment of choice, and there are not really any major distributions with commercial backing that use KDE as their primary desktop. In this area nothing has really changed, distributions still choose the desktop environment that fits their user base.