Want KDE 3.5 look and feel

Mark Halegua phantom21 at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 30 09:44:23 BST 2009


On Sunday 30 August 2009 04:10:23 am girardhenri at free.fr wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Mark Halegua" <phantom21 at mindspring.com>
> Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2009 9:24 AM
> To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Want KDE 3.5 look and feel
>
> > I've upgraded to kubuntu 9.04 and I'm not happy with the look and feel of
> > kde
> > 4.3.  I liked 3.5 and how it worked.
> >
> > In many ways I liken the changes in look and feel of 4.3 to the changes
> > microsoft made to their desktop from XP to vista.  And I thought that was
> > a
> > mistake as people had to relearn how to use their desktop.  As a
> > consultant I
> > heard a lot of complaints about that, and when I showed them KDE 3.5,
> > they were much more likely to move from windows vista to Linux as a
> > result.
> >
> > Is there a way to keep 4.3 but make it look like 3.5?  Is there a skin or
> > some
> > such for this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > --
>
> Very strange as kde4.3 looks more vista like than kde3.5 ?
> going backward is not really a good way, maybe better learn new stuff

Missing the point.  I liked the way 3.5 worked.  I'm used to the way it 
worked, and I shouldn't be forced to (like Microsoft keeps doing) to work in 
a different way just because someone else thinks it better.

I was under the impression that Linux, open source, etc. gave people choices, 
not forced people into doing things "their way."

If people like the way KDE 4.3 works, that's fine.  But, don't remove the 
choice of working the way 3.5 did.

Another point I should make is, change is neither good nor bad.  But, unless 
there's a good reason for change, change for change's sake is usually not 
good.

Mark




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