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Comment Re:How Active Does Development Need to Be? (Score 1) 512

I can tell you from experience that Konqueror is a browser with a vastly smaller footprint than Chrome or Firefox. There are times when this can make a really big difference, particularly if you are in a situation where you need to X-forward a browser session over the internet; Chrome and Firefox might be particularly painful while Konqueror could be usable.

Yes. As a general purpose web browser, Konqueror blows pretty hard. But for the use case you cite, or for reading locally installed documentation, Konqueror is better than any of the heavyweight browsers. It still has its role, and performs it well.

There is still demand for a standalone mail client, though I can't say I've used KMail much. I use Thunderbird religiously. I most certainly do not want it to look any more like Outlook, in fact I value how much it looks like the old Netscape Communicator.

Agreed. I'm a Thunderbird user (KMail is far too buggy to be considered usable, at least if you're using IMAP). I very, very strongly prefer standalone clients over any web-based system that I have used. I certainly DON'T want my client to resemble Outlook. I hate Outlook.

Comment Re:It better not be. (Score 1) 512

Specifically, whatever I use has to have a decent weather applet, a good clock/calendar applet, a decent sensors applet, a customizable drawer applet to start all the stuff I actually use

Personally, I couldn't care less about applets at all.

Comment Long-time KDE user (Score 1) 512

KDE has been my preferred desktop for many years now, but it has clearly been dying (at least in terms of its usefulness to me) for quite a while. I noticed it first when they introduced that whole "Plasma" thing, and it's been downhill ever since.

It hasn't yet reached the point where I'm uncomfortable enough to put the effort into changing my desktop, but I can see that day coming fast.

Comment Re:Isn't it obvious why they're doing this? (Score 1) 275

So they think, that people who do not like forced updates and telemetry will resolve the problem by upgrading to Windows 10? That does not make sense.

It makes a certain sense. At this point, most everyone who hates Windows 10 and isn't allergic to switching to a different OS has already done so. Those who hate Windows 10 but don't want to leave Microsoft's nest are hanging back with 7. If the can give 7 the major disadvantages of 10 it will make it more likely that those users will "upgrade" to 10 sooner.

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