The good news is you aren't alone being about the way that wallpaper changing didn't transfer from dcop to dbus. https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/r/105319/diff/3/ is a patch someone's created for adding this functionality back into dbus. Hopefully it will make it into an official version of KDE sometime before the heat death of the universe.
It beats me why developers of alternate desktops feel the need to repeat the worst mistakes of the market leaders.
Sure you can say they should give XP a little more time, but eventually they will need to stop supporting it and maybe, just maybe, that time is now.
There's definitely something weird happening today, this is the second time I've defended Microsoft. I might need to do a few Hail Stallmans to repent
Add to that the way that with on-line recruitment sites, when you place a job ad you get hundreds of responses from people who have training and experience only tangentially associated with the role you are recruiting and any easy way to reduce down the number of applicants you have to study in depth is welcome.
Obviously with a
In the 70s I was a teenager & the show was still pretty juvenile and had become self referential so not only did I outgrow it but it sowed the seeds of its own demise.
The 200x-201x version is much more aimed at an adult audience. I'd suggest starting with it.
Sometime around 1993 to 1995 I bought my first mobile. The telephone company had this weird idea of publishing a paper white pages directory of mobile numbers and as in their minds mobiles were only for business use back then wanted me to pay to be in this directory.
When I said I wasn't prepared to pay the nice lady at the phone company call centre discovered that the only way to drop me from this directory was to make my phone confidential & unlisted where it stays to this day.
This means caller-id doesn't work on voice calls, but does show up on text messages. I suppose one day there could be a negative to this but until then I can't be bothered spending an hour on hold to have it done.
BTW I don't have the same phone, nor exactly the same number but somehow the setting always transfers
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759