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[-] [email protected] 198 points 6 months ago

Kinda weird that they're calling it an OS, but ig they're just trying to cater to the windows audience

[-] killerinstinct101 47 points 6 months ago

KDE neon is what they're selling

[-] [email protected] 18 points 6 months ago

Selling as in advertising, I might add. Neon is free

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[-] GustavoM 184 points 6 months ago

"But can Linux install things via a single .exe file? HAHAH EAT IT NERD!"

- 10'ish years ago past me, before discovering the magical wonders of the package manager

[-] RQG 63 points 6 months ago

I found since people are used to app stores, I've had a much easier time convincing people to try out Linux. My mom even said that she always wished her windows PC had a proper app store.

[-] grue 44 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

I think it's still important to explain the key difference between an "app store" and a package repository: the latter isn't a "store" because everything is free.

[-] RQG 31 points 6 months ago

True but it helps get the concept across so much.

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[-] [email protected] 44 points 6 months ago

With app images it's easier than installing. Although the chmod step will deter the typical windows user

[-] [email protected] 33 points 6 months ago

What chmod step?

When I clicked on new app image, the OS told me, that program /name of app/ will be launched, I clicked "Continue" and it runs! No meddling with "chmod" or anything like that.

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[-] [email protected] 142 points 6 months ago

Windows 11 takes your money, gives you ads, sells your information and ignores your bug reports and feature requests

KDE is free, ad-free and open to contribution

I think we have a clear winner here

[-] [email protected] 33 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

But can it run proprietary software used in the industry? From Excel to Photoshop, if you are in a collaborative professional environment, you can't run away from those, and don't tell me you can use the alternatives in Linux, because no, you can't. This is not linux fault, but it's still an issue you can't handwave.

I love linux, but you can't expect people to adopt it just because it's objectively better than windows.

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[-] [email protected] 23 points 6 months ago

Not to mention free as in freedom.

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[-] [email protected] 90 points 6 months ago

Linux is the modern OS and windows is just a bunch of old shitty technology in a trench suit.

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[-] [email protected] 71 points 6 months ago

So basically ever since I first tried Windows 7 I held it as the "Gold standard" for desktop OS's. Half my tweaks to Windows 10 were trying to get it as close to Win7 as I possibly could.

When I finally start experimenting with Linux early this year KDE quickly got me to reconsider my "Gold standard" and finally switch my main machine fully to Linux.

No regrets and certainly ain't switching back even if Microsoft gave me updated Windows 7 with every extra feature I wanted back then.

[-] [email protected] 46 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

I've been a Linux user for a decade and a half now, but still use Windows on my corporate laptops. Honestly, it's baffling how Microsoft seem to consistently manage to miss the mark with the UI design. There's lots to be said about the underlying internals of Windows vs Linux, performance, kernel design etc., but even at the shallow, end user, "is this thing pleasant to use" stakes, they just never manage to get it right.

Windows 7 was...fine. It was largely inoffensive from a shell point of view, although things about how config and settings were handled were still pretty screwy. But Windows 8 was an absolutely insane approach to UI design, Windows 10 spent an awful lot of energy just trying to de-awful it without throwing the whole thing out, and Windows 11 is missing basic UI features that even Windows 7 had.

When you look at their main commercial competition (Mac and Chromebook) or the big names in Linux (GNOME, KDE, plenty of others besides), they stand out as a company that simply can't get it right, despite having more resources to throw at it than the rest of them put together.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 6 months ago

To me it's absurd how Microsoft gets beaten by a free desktop environment when windows is like their main product. They have billions of dollars. How do they manage to not do better?

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[-] [email protected] 64 points 6 months ago

Plasma is not a system, but I see how they didnt want to confuse people here

[-] [email protected] 37 points 6 months ago

It is a desktop environment system.

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[-] kittenzrulz123 62 points 6 months ago

Microsoft will probably never truly catch up with KDE

[-] [email protected] 33 points 6 months ago

Plasma 6 is approaching fast

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[-] [email protected] 53 points 6 months ago

In the newest windows, it is even possible to hover the volume icon and change it with the mouse wheel!!!

[-] [email protected] 30 points 6 months ago

Does clicking on it open the mixer, or still the useless menu which should be accessible with a right click instead?

[-] ObviouslyNotBanana 15 points 6 months ago
[-] [email protected] 19 points 6 months ago

KDE had that pretty much since the invention of the mouse wheel.

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 6 months ago

KDE is the best desktop environment.

[-] Synthead 30 points 6 months ago

To be fair, forcing a bunch of software on the machine users own was never a good move, and in my opinion, not a new normal.

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[-] [email protected] 26 points 6 months ago

not a kde user but huge respect to them

[-] [email protected] 24 points 6 months ago

I came back to KDE after a long absence because I never liked it back in the day (I found it ugly and bloated). I was really surprised by how good it has become. It's now my favourite desktop environment on Linux, and I'm looking forward to version 6. So to any other oldies still avoiding KDE because of how it used to be, it's worth another look.

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[-] [email protected] 24 points 6 months ago

It's not my primary driver, but I would gladly choose KDE over Windows.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 6 months ago

Fully based

[-] [email protected] 19 points 6 months ago

What's the current reliable KDE Distro? I've been rolling with Kububtu for a while now, but Ubuntu's Snap mandate has been getting annoying.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

I have been enjoying OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. It's a rolling distro unlike the Ubuntu and Debian derivatives, but the updates hardly ever cause problems and it's very easy to roll them back if they do. It also gives you a choice between X11 and Wayland, and Wayland is working well for me on Intel graphics.

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[-] kshade 17 points 6 months ago

KDE nerds: Is there a way to get a normal app launch indicator (cursor with a loading icon/hourglass) instead of either nothing or the little hopping icons that don't animate right?

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