The KDE Propaganda Machine

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There are already articles on the web discussing the release of KDE 4.1 in the past tense, yet a quick look at the KDE website indicates that it has not yet been released to the public. Furthermore, the KDE techbase already has an article for any naysayers who might complain about new features (or lack of old ones) after installing it. This article beats them to the punch and tells them exactly what to expect and whether, if they do notlike what they should expect, they should stick with KDE 3.5.x.

Do not get me wrong here. I am not criticizing the new propaganda machine at work. If anything, I think it is brilliant and well played. I have been using the release candidate of 4.1, and I can tell you that it is phenomenal and will live up to the hype. It won’t please everyone, but it is revolutionary for desktop computing. There is nothing else like it on the market, not from Microsoft, not from Apple, not from Sun, and not even from Gnome.

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