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Re: KDE Usability survey

Frank Van Damme <frank.vandamme@student.kuleuven.ac.be> writes:

> On Tuesday 11 March 2003 23:36, perlcgi2000 wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm doing some research into the usability of KDE.
>> Hopefully the results can be fed into the KDE
>> Usability project (http://usability.kde.org) and help
>> improve future versions of KDE.
>> The survey only takes 5 minutes to fill out and can be
>> found at
>> Thanks for your help :-)
> Filled it in with all pleasure, and, since you're asking my opinion anyway, 
> the useability of kde has little to do with menu structures of 
> user-friendlyness, at which it is way ahead of all the others. It has more to 
> do with kde's major disease: obesity. I don't know if this has to do with 
> c++, gcc, qt or kde, but there's room for improvement there. To the majority 
> of students I know, Kde has not become a viable alternative to their revamped 
> dos shell because of it. You know it would be REALLY impressive if I could 
> demonstrate kde on a p100 with just 32 megs ram!  Everyone would just JUMP on 
> Debian ;-)

Then show them a light window manager, like wmaker or blackbox (and
friends).  Having KDE be usable on extremely low-end hardware just isn't
a design goal of KDE.

I had no feelings about it.  It was aloof and licked itself too much.
Like my cat Mr. Trotsky.

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