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KDE: Strength in Abstraction

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I have not yet tried out Gnome Shell or Ubuntu Unity, but the biggest complaint most people level against them is that our desktops are being tablet-ified. Sure, there need to be new, innovative interfaces for tablets and phones, but that’s no reason to abandon the desktop.

We need to do photo editing, programming, video editing, 3D modeling, and other tasks that require something more than a glorified smart phone. This is where KDE excels.

For years people have been berating KDE for abstracting everything. What was the point? Why have Phonon and Solid and all these other abstractions over Hal and gStreamer? Why have the desktop be a part of Plasma?

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