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Fifteen years of KDE

Fifteen years of KDE

Posted Nov 3, 2011 4:41 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: Fifteen years of KDE by nybble41
Parent article: Fifteen years of KDE

And what functionality did microsoft drop between windows 3.11 and windows 95?

The issue isn't if they are modified or if the new version is written from scratch, the issue is what things that worked on the old version break on the new version.

If few things break (Windows 3.11 to Windows 95) you get nearly everyone to upgrade (unless the hardware can't run the new version at all, mearly running it poorly didn't stop a LOT of people from upgrading)

where it breaks things, including the user interface (Windows XP to Windows Vista for example) the uptake of the new version is much lower

the fact that KDE4 is a re-write vs KDE3 is a good thing, right up until you state that a feature is lost because the developers didn't care enough to make it part of the re-write, and that it's up to the users to fix this (if it was merely missed because nobody cared enough to notice during the re-write, then reports from users that they cared about the feature should get it on the list of things to fix, it may take a bit of time, but KDE 4.x has had time now)


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Fifteen years of KDE

Posted Nov 3, 2011 9:42 UTC (Thu) by BlueLightning (subscriber, #38978) [Link]

And what functionality did microsoft drop between windows 3.11 and windows 95?

Funny you should ask. One of the features they dropped (I'm sure there are more) was Windows Recorder, which allowed you to record and play back macros. A lot of people complained.

Fifteen years of KDE

Posted Nov 6, 2011 1:52 UTC (Sun) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

It's not the same, but not even MSFT written software worked on Win95/98/Millenium and WinNT 4 (a game, in my case, "certified" to work in that environment, didn't even make it past the splash screen before hanging the machine). Ditto MSIE on the first x86_64 versions of Windows, they crashed the machine with utter reliability.


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