#KDE vs. Windows 7


For several years, I've been saying that #KDE is no longer trying to catch up with Windows, but surpassed it several years ago. However, last week a reader challenged me to prove it.

I immediately told him that, if he didn't believe me, he should open #KDE and Windows 7 side by side. Even a casual comparison shows that not only does #KDE generally have more features than Windows 7, but that, conceptually, #KDE has a healthy lead.

While #KDE is consistently extending the metaphor of the desktop, Windows 7 is different only in a few minor ways from its first ancestor Windows 95. Moreover, many of these differences are more a matter of fashion, such as displaying icons on the taskbar rather than application names, as they are genuine improvements.

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