Jucato’s Data Core » Why KDE

September 21, 2007

Why use KDE?
A. Integration done right (TM)
1. Your favorite features in just one app
2. Reduce, reuse, recycle
3. Stable and Secure
B. Access anywhere from here
C. Go krazy with choices
D. Amazing Apps

Seamless integration, network transparency, amazing software, and more. All these make KDE the perfect desktop. Well, almost.
But not all is fine and dandy
It would be complete arrogance to say that KDE is absolutely perfect. It definitely isn’t. KDE has some rough edges of its own, which, in a way, is also good. It means there’s room to grow, improve, and innovate. Perfect is stagnant, boring, and impossible. At least there’s chance for some more exciting adventures.

The wonderful world of KDE
Awesome features, user empowerment, a great community, multiple venues of contribution, and a potential for innovation and growth. There can be many reasons to use KDE. But the biggest reason will be your choice. So come in, into the world of KDE.
… if you’re a former user and have strayed far away, come back for a visit. You might rediscover an old friend.
… if you’re a new user, explore every nook and cranny. You might discover hidden delights.
… if you haven’t used KDE before, jump in! The water’s fine.

Jucato’s Data Core » Why KDE

How could anyone read that and not get excited? So many choices these days: play with Gutsy, play with KDE 4, play with GNOME 2.20, spend all day and night in zikr (and Zekr) and tilawat, actually get my paying work done – oh, the choices.

Speaking of GNOME:

Right-To-Left Languages

Languages such as Arabic and Hebrew are written from right to left. Users of these languages expect most user interface elements to be similarly mirrored, compared to left-to-right user interfaces. GNOME 2.20 improves the support in the following ways when using these languages:

* Window title buttons (such as minimize, maximize, and close) appear in mirrored order.
* Window title menu items are now aligned to the right.
* The alt-tab window switcher lists and moves through windows from right to left.
* The ctrl-alt-arrow workspace switcher lists and moves through workspaces from right to left,

(OK, the last one’s a little weird. I hope they don’t mean they reversed the direction of the arrows. Even in an RTL language, a left arrow still points left.)

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