realityDroid wrote:Eh, seems a bit like KDE is trying to conform to what mobile OS devs (and Microsoft's Windows 8 team) deem to be a good looking interface. I don't really want my desktop to remind me of Windows 9x with flat and blocky windows. I like the curved corners on my windows. However, if they could fix a few of the underlying technical problems, that would sure be nice.
You hit the nail on the head. 1/2 of me likes the idea that KDE is wanting to redo/fix things and add features. But the other 1/2 of me is hoping it doesn't end up a combination of Windows 8 (which is what led me to going 100% Linux and KDE in the first place) and Unity (which I tried on Ubuntu and hated it).
I want my task bar, start menu, widgets, desktop icons and quick launch bar. No, not want. I *need* these in order to use the computer effectively. My laptop is for development, testing, personal use, entertainment, everything. It's not an Android Phone where I could play a game while waiting, look at shopping lists, etc. My laptop needs to do much more. And not look like cr4p since I have to stare at it all day for work.
I'm hoping KDE does the right thing and keeps those items as default and improves on things. Like a better (more accurate) weather widget, more customizations for lock, login, plymouth, splash screens. And be able to theme GTK and other non-kde apps in the KDE theme colors/style... (Or is that even possible, technically?) Or at least have a better GTK theme chooser for apps.
We'll see how it goes. I really like KDE and hate to have to switch.