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Comment Re:It's been dying since KDE3 (Score 1) 512

EFL is in Tizen because Rasterman is employed by Samsung and so in some ways it is a library they control rather than working with yet another community. Samsung already has a hard time dealing with open source as it is. Android is a google project and they've been slowly replacing everything with their own stuff. They are even coming up with their own kernel if recent news is to be believed. So I don't think android is a good example.

Comment Re:We're All Dying (Score 1) 512

I think you're living in your own bubble, there are plenty of users who continue to use both desktops and the others as well. Also, 'listening to users wants' what does that mean, each user has a different set of wants from someone else sometimes those wants are in conflict because everybody uses their computer in different ways, even technical people. Just look at the diversity of fvwmrc configs anything else. No project can hope to encapsulate all of those wants in need under a single umbrella while maintaining high quality, bug free experience.

Both GNOME and KDE serve different niches, just because one does one thing differently doesn't mean it is wrong. There is an insidious desire for people to want everyone to conform to some ideal that doesn't exist. It's the same of stupid slogans like "Make America Great Again" or some other empty rhetoric.

Comment Re: What does Netcraft say? (Score 1) 512

I'm not sure why you post anonymously. It is a righteous rant. :-) We are trying to do something about it - http://las.gnome.org/. It's too bad people on slashdot reject designers so assiduously like they were the plague. Basically, this audience are a bunch of technocrats that believe the raw interface to the computer is ascendant and that if you can't adapt to it, you don't belong.

Comment Re: What does Netcraft say? (Score 1) 512

Novell and SUSE are sister companies. Secondly, SUSE makes its money on enterprise things like Cloud storage and other things. GNOME is the default on all SUSE's enterprise offerings. Only openSUSE defaults to KDE as it has been traditionally a KDE distro. But in general, there aren't many distros that offer KDE has a default install option.

KDE is an important desktop offering and we should all be supporting them. Not once in this discussion have I heard anybody offering to help or do something about it. Bunch of posturing folks who take but never give back. You should be ashamed of yourselves. If you feel something is broken then get involved and help. This place used to be the center of KDE activism in the bygone ages. Now look at yourselves, wandering off to find some other projects to posture about.

Comment Re:Netflix has a unique and obvious strategy. (Score 1) 193

No, content creation is exactly where they need to go if they want to show that their method works. I think they have been doing a decent job of it. They need to become part of the evil oligarchy so they have leverage. Once you have content others want, then you have some kind of leverage on content. Although I'm surprised that they licensed Orange is the New Black to HBO with nothing in return.

Comment Re:headline is misleading (Score 1) 412

Never mind that it completely stops the poor from moving upwards if they are paying a lot of taxes. You would effectively kill the American Dream. The OP doesn't seem to understand it isn't just a matter of rewarding success, it also means that those hwo are rich will consolidate their power and it will be the minority over the majority. I don't think we want that to happen.

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