Our colleagues at ZDNet Australia just conducted a very interesting experiment. They took KDE 4 to the streets and told people it was Windows 7 and guess what?
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Is it Windows 7 or KDE 4? In this video, we take to Sydney's streets to find out what people think of what they think is a Windows 7 demonstration.
When I started posting screenshots of the new Windows 7 desktop several people commented both in the TalkBack and via email on how similar the Windows 7 taskbar is to the KDE 4 taskbar. Not being familiar with KDE (I'm more of an Ubuntu user rather than Kubuntu) I didn't think much of this. After all, if you look closely enough, anything can look a bit like something that performs a similar function.
A look at KDE 4 for Windows.
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Over the past few days several of you have suggested that I take a look at the new KDE 4 for Windows. Well, yesterday I downloaded the installer and took a look - and I'm pretty impressed by what I've seen so far.
A native Windows port for KDE's graphical framework is under development and could help the Linux desktop environment attract Microsoft users, but some fear the move will harm Linux
The new version of KDE has a completely new email client, in one of many improvements designed to close the features gap with Windows
Linux User Expo: Wales-based computer users, tired of waiting for a Welsh-language version of Windows, are doing it themselves with open-source KDE desktop software
Touted as a powerful, yet easy-to-use Internet-enabled desktop, KDE 2.2.
KDE 2.2 adds stability and speed to the open-source desktop software that did for Linux what Windows did for DOS
Gnome, KDE interfaces put a friendly face on Linux -- and position the OS for a Windows challenge.
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